Folk Dance is extremely popular in Cambodia. Built up in the 20th century, fold dance focuses on various cultural traditions and ethnic groups of Cambodia.
Cambodia folk dances are usually fast-paced than classical dances and the movements and gestures are as not as stylized a classical dance. Many folk dances present stories about love. In these love stories, women are portrayed as hardworking, shy, demurring and coy while men are strong, unrestrained, roguish and assertive. After many times of rejection, the men at last succeed in winning the women’s heart with a compromise to meet again. This kind of dance is playful and energetic which will bring audience joyful time and further knowledge about Cambodia traditions.
Classical Dance which includes famous "Apsara Dance" will surely fascinate tourists' eyes. Apsara Dance reflects one of the origin myths in Cambodia since the Age of Angkor.
Khmer Shadow Theater is divided into two forms: Sbeik Thom and Sbeik Toot. While Sbeik Thom uses big puppets that are actually depicting a character in the story, Sbeik Toot uses small articulate...
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.