Photos-Souvenirs: Danses classiques, danses folkloriques et créations modernes de Norodom Sihamoni
A lavishly illustrated brochure showcasing Cambodian performing art forms at the end of the 1980s.
Publisher: Royal Family of Cambodia
Language : French
ADB Library Catalog ID: RBC1
The 12 page brochure (which can also be viewed in its print version at Angkor Database Library) is made of five photo collections:
I. DANSE CLASSIQUE KHMERE: APSARAS. INTERPRETATION: S.A.R. LA PRINCESSE NORODOM BUPPHA DEVI ET ARTISTES DU B. C. K. (BALLET CLASSIQUE KHMER). [Khmer classical dance: Apsaras. Performers: HRH Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and BCK [Classical Khmer Ballet, the name taken by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia during the exile period] artists.]
II. DANSE CLASSIQUE KHMERE: HANUMAN (ROI DES SINGES) ET SOVANN MECHHA (REINE DES POISSONS). INTERPRETATION: ARTISTES "INDRA DEVI". [Khmer Classical Dance: Hanuman (King of Monkeys) and Sovann Mechha (Queen of Fishes). Performers: Artists from the 'Indra Devi' dance company.]
III. DANSE CLASSIQUE KHMERE: LA DANSE DES BOUGIES. INTERPRETATION: S.A.R. LA PRINCESSE BUPPHA DEVI. [Khmer Classical Dance: The Candle Dance. Performers: HRH Princess Buppha Devi.]
IV. DANSE FOLKLORIQUE KHMERE: LA DANSE DES PARAPLUIES. INTERPRETATION: ARTISTES "INDRA DEVI". [Khmer Folk Dance: The Umbrella Dance. Performers: Artists from the 'Indra Devi' dance company.]
V. CREATIONS MODERNES DE S.A.R. LE PRINCE NORODOM SIHAMONI: 3 DANSES. INTERPRETEES PAR DES ARTISTES KHMERES ET FRANCAISES, SUR UNE MUSIQUE DE NORODOM SIHANOUK. [Contemporary Choreographies by HRH Prince Norodom Sihamoni: Three Dances performed by Khmer and French female dancers, on a musical score by Norodom Sihanouk.] (1)
On the last page, a group photography with King Sihanouk sitting in the front, Princess Buppha Devi, Prince Norodom Sihamoni (center) and artistic advisers.
(1) The idea of using music composed by Norodom Sihanouk in a dance performance was applied by Ravynn Coxen-Karet, founder of Sacred Dancers of Angkor, to the Evanescence performance in Banteay Srey, 2021.
Tags: music, dance, Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, King Norodom Sihamoni, King Norodom Sihanouk Centennial Anniversary, King Norodom Sihanouk