Lakhon Khol is another form of Khmer dance which performed by male wearing masks, featuring enactment of the Reamker. Lakhon Khol is one kind of performing arts of the Cambodian Court of Oudong.
After losing support of the royal court in the 19th century, Lakhon Khol troupe of the Court of Oudong disseminated throughout the country. In the 20th century, it was performed by village troupes during the Cambodia New Year celebrations. The movements of this dance are quite similar to Classical Dance, however, it was developed for theatrical presentation with shorter and a bit more relaxed and flowing movements than Classical dance. Lakhon Khol is a bit modernized dance to be easily accessible to audience unfamiliar to traditional Khmer dance.
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