Taking Class with Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi

A Master Class with The Royal Ballet of Cambodia
At Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn
Held in conjunction with Season of Cambodia at The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

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The old masters of the dance form count some 4000 hand gestures in classical Cambodian ballet, but the princess gives a realistic estimate of there being 200-300. Each gesture is symbolic, and the shifting motions of a dancer’s hands tell a complex story.

Continued on The Dance Enthusiast.

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