The Legend of Apsara Mera

by Suppya Nut


Publication: Asian Theatre Journal / Project Muse

Author: Suppya Nut

Pages: 18

Language : English

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Detailed analysis of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi’s choreography for the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. Behind the dance compositions, a whole world of legends, traditions and history.

Tags: dance, history, choreography, Khmer culture, apsaras

About the Author


Suppya Nut

Researcher, linguist and historian, a teaching fellow at INALCO (Paris) and the University of Cologne (Germany), Suppya Hélene Nut (1960, Phnom Penh) is the founder of the Khmer Dance Project in collaboration with the Center for Khmer Studies, the Anne Hendricks Bass Foundation and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

A former dancer with the Khmer Classical Ballet in Paris, Suppya Nut is a leading specialist in Khmer court and traditional dance historiography. She has acted as editorial adviser to HRH Princess Buppha Devi since 2006.