The Royal Ballet of Cambodia – Online
Directed by NARA (National Archives and Records Administration), 1960s, 80min, Khmer version with English subtitles
The first part of the film features the Royal Ballet of Cambodia performing a dance on the legendary origins of Angkor: The legend of Preah Ket Mealea. The second part covers a visit to the School of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Scenes show dance instruction of both boys and girls, a dress rehearsal, costume design, and mask-making. The third part contains footage of the school’s graduation ceremonies, including a presentation of novices to Queen Sisowath Kossmak Nearirath, patron of the school and a solo dance by Princess Norodom Buppha Devi.
Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 5PM, on Facebook page (Bophana Center).