Friday, June 26, 2015

Saturday Snapshot

February 2015 - Siem Reap Cambodia

I posted some photos last week of the Apsara dinner and dance. This week I'll focus on the details of the performances.


Classical dance, including the famous 'Apsara dance,' has a grounded, subtle, restrained, yet feather-light, ethereal appearance. Distinct in its ornate costuming, taut posture, arched back and feet, flexed fingers flexed, codified facial expressions, slow, close, deliberate but flowing movements, Classical dance is uniquely Khmer. It presents themes and stories inspired primarily by the Reamker (the Cambodian version of the Indian classic, the Ramayana) and by the Age of Angkor.













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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful performers and what a great event! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  2. The traditional clothing is very ornate!

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  3. What lovely photos these are!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/06/shibumi.html

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  4. Beautiful photos. My favourite is the close up of the foot.

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