CAMBODIAN TRADITIOANL PERFORMANCE
Perform everyday from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1. Blessing Dance:
Traditionally, this dance is performed to give blessing to their audience.The performers dance and sing blessing song to wishes to all guests here this evening, may the flowers tossed by our dancers bring you all ever-lasting happiness and prosperity.
2. Ploy Souy Dance
The Ploy is a wind instrument similar to a mouth organ. This folk dance originated from the Souy Ethnic group living near Oral Mountain in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia. Souy performs this dance in dedication of the cave spirit and other gods believed to protect their community.
3. The Cardamom Picking Dance
As part of their daily existence, the Poar Ethnic group of Pursat province tends rice fields and grows trees, harvesting the saps and fruits. They also grow cardamom. As an inspiration of Cambodian’s nature, the natural sounds and colors of the cardamom can all be observed in this dance.
4. The Fishing Dance
Cambodian fishermen did their fishing by using tools like: Chneangs, carried by the female dancers and Aung Rots, carried by the male dancers. Chneangs are used to catch smaller fishs, wherelse the Aung Rots are for the larger fishs. To remind us of the traditional way of fishing the people who lived near Tonle Sap Lake created this dance.
5. The Apsara Dance
In Khmer mythology, all Apsara were born from the foam surface of the ocean milk when Tevoda (heavenly beings) and Assura (demons) churned the ocean milk in search for Toeuk Amrett (the elixir of immortality). The Apsaras, half woman, half goddess are heavenly dancers. Their floating between earth and outer space is expressed by their circular slow, elegant movements, and the extreme flexibility of their actions.