Saturday, November 25, 2006

Apsara Dancing

On one of our last night in Siem Reap we were able to get a couple babysitters and head out to dinner and to see the traditional Khemer dancing called Apsara. We had a lovely dinner and the dancing was amazing! Each dance told a story and this particular dance was called a Fisherman's Dance. Here is what our program told us about the dance:

The rural entertainment dance is a lesson of love and courtesy. It depicts, while exaggerating them, boys' and girls' attitudes to love and courtship. The dance shows a tenacious and mischievous boy courting a shy and earnest young girl.


This was the final performance and everyone came out to take a bow. The costumes were beautiful and the gracefulness of the dancers was amazing! There was a live band playing for the show and it was amazing music.


Jonny with the two monkeys from the show.

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