For anyone who's a fan of Apsara dancing, as I am.

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For anyone who's a fan of Apsara dancing, as I am.

Postby OrangeDragon » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:59 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/ ... -york.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How Cambodian Dance Survived After So Much Death'
According to Toni Shapiro-Phim, a dance ethnologist at Bryn Mawr College who specializes in Southeast Asian dance, only an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the royal dancers survived — about two dozen people who reconstructed what they could of an oral tradition and taught it to new generations.
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Re: For anyone who's a fan of Apsara dancing, as I am.

Postby nightmare.believer » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:53 am

Bopha Devi, from what I've heard, did most of the heavy lifting with keeping this art form alive. The article got the perfect youtube clib as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi7s9J8GCsc
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Re: For anyone who's a fan of Apsara dancing, as I am.

Postby Milord » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:54 am

^That one's good but slow and solo. I was going to post it until I found the one below.

Does anyone know the difference among Khmer, Thai, and Bali Styles of Dance? Same roots? Other countries w/ similar?

Khmer Classical Dance: Story of Preah Thong Neang Neak

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Re: For anyone who's a fan of Apsara dancing, as I am.

Postby General Mackevili » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:06 pm

I used to love that place on 178 that used to have Apsara dancers on a regular schedule, but now I gotta go to Titanic.

Where else around town?

That always makes for a great date spot.
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