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Royal Ballet of Cambodia

November 7 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Royal Ballet of Cambodia continues the 1,000-year-old Khmer classical dance style originally performed at royal events and ceremonies. The ballet’s chief choreographer is Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi of Cambodia. In Khmer classical dance, the poses and gestures mastered by the troupe come only after years of intense work, and the performance’s techniques cover a wide spectrum of human emotion. Accompanied by an orchestra and female chorus—which provides a running narrative highlighting the emotions being conveyed by the dancers—the program is an exciting experience. The dancers were considered the kings’ messengers to the gods and to their ancestors. In addition to the beautiful dancing and music, the performers’ costumes are spectacularly designed. Presented by the Pittsburgh Dance Council. 8 p.m. Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District.


Byham Theater
101 Sixth St.
Pittsburgh, 15222
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