Classic photos of Cambodian dance

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Princess Bopha Devi (daughter of Sihanouk, a noted dancer)

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Krut, roi des oiseaux (Garuda, king of the birds)

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Kinnara et Kinnari (mythological bird-creatures)

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Untitled

 

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“The mkot for the feminine role”

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Flying apsara

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Apsaras

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Dancers, Siem Reap

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Hanuman the monkey king and Golden Fish

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Dancers, Phnom Penh

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Kinnari dance at the court of King Norodom, 1866. Dancers on the stage, musicians to the far left, king and dignitaries seated in foreground, servants on hands and knees behind – they would in fact have been slaves, as slavery was not officially abolished till some years later.

Source:http://kampot.over-blog.com/, an invaluable repository of old Cambodian photos.

 

 

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