Angkor Wat II: Cambodian Dance Workshop

25 - 27 September 2017
NAFA Campus 1, Seminar Room B2-08

Invited by ISEAA for the second time, dance principals from Cambodian Living Arts, Phnom Penh, conducted a 3-day workshop for over 220 students participating in the second installation of the Academy-wide project, Angkor Wat II.

The workshop aimed to introduce to students some aspects of the Cambodian culture through 2 dance types - the Krama folk dance and the Apsara dance (traditional Cambodian ballet), as well as to provide a platform from which students may draw inspiration in conceptualising their learning outcomes.


Students practising the Krama dance movements with dance principals from Cambodian Living Arts, Phnom Penh

Female students learning movements of the Apsara dance

Dance principals from Cambodian Living Arts demonstrating the Apsara dance for students

Students learning the Krama (Cambodian scarf) dance, a popular folk dance in Cambodia

Male students learning the movements to Hanuman, commander of the army of monkeys in the Indian epic, Ramayana