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).
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.