The Sacred Dancers of Angkor

The Sacred Dancers of Angkor

The Sacred Dancers of Angkor
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Tuesday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Authentic and sustainable: Discover the Khmer Legacy of Dance through the Sacred Dancers of Angkor. Immerse yourself into the heart of Cambodia history with this unique and traditional Khmer Ballet known as Apsara. You will discover with emotion this art, while supporting the sustainable future of these young artists from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Sacred Dancers of Angkor is the first and only spiritual troupe in Cambodia, which perpetuates the tradition with passion. Since 2007, the dance and music conservatoire of NKFC, a non-profit organisation, taught them the discipline in the ancestral khmer way: meditation, praying and mastering more than 4500 gestural, 5 d/w, 6 h/d. These artists, born in the land of Angkor, are now professionals. They have already met real successes, even abroad! Come to see the legends carved on the wall of Angkor coming to life, this is a way to promote this UNESCO treasure and contribute to the local ethnic development. Wed. & Sun. at 7pm in Siem Reap
Duration: 1-2 hours
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doravilhelm
Budapest, Hungary4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
In case your main intention is to support those nice cambodian youngs, which is nice, than go ahead. For 30 dollars / person we were expecting something breathtaking and got some maximum mediocre performance with very unprofessional and uncomfortable set up. Some guests were even leaving before the end of the show. I felt extremely sorry for the dancers, they were lovely and did their best, but management should reconsider pricing. Not every white people walking around with dollarmillions in their pockets, we do know the value of the money and here the price was outrageous compared to what you get. I just only hope our money went to the right place. Very disappointing.
Written March 5, 2020
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Travel-wonderful
Tokyo, Japan17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I wanted to see Apsara dancing without dinner and I found this with 30$, its worth to watch.
It’s one hour show and they offer local drink after the show.
The main dancer(young lady) was a really great dancer with facial expression showing the emotions.
Come early to get a good seat close to the stage.
You can take picture but no video during the show.
They only perform twice a week. You buy ticket online and make sure you have the ticket with you.
Written January 4, 2020
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kurtkrausse2016
Bristol, CT208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Not only authentic but you’re also supporting local artisans. The costumes are wonderful and authentic the production Albeit a bit slow for western tastes, I for one thoroughly enjoyed it, (I know my husband was over it after 15 minutes- it only lasts one hour). All that said, it’s all about the hand movements of the ladies & the production they put on is flawless and I for one was mesmerized by it. So if you’re looking for authentic culture this is a must see.
Written January 8, 2020
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727caro
Staunton in the Vale, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This company is worth supporting, all the dancers that you see are in training. They have performed world wide as well as their twice weekly performance in Siem Reap. The garden setting is perfect for this delightful, traditional performance. You will be amazed by the delicacy and steadiness of each and every movement .
Written March 13, 2020
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Anita S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We wanted to watch a show without having dinner. We liked that the dancers were learning their craft and that the show directly supported them in preserving traditional dance and music. The setting was magical- a small stage in a garden. We arrived early and so were able to sit in the front row. A memorable evening.
Written February 12, 2020
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Devadasi1
Asheville, NC151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is the true heritage of Apsara dance. Years of training, and the art regarded by the artists as sacred and not just a means to provide background while tourists eat dinner. No food is served, just real authentic Apsara done in a manner as authentic to the classical period as possible. The dancer have clearly practiced their art for years, and have danced in numerous other countries as well. Highly recommended over any of the other “apsara” demonstrations.
Written February 23, 2020
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TrailBlazer565009
San Diego, CA6 contributions
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Mar 2023
A must-do in Siem Reap is to visit this amazing dance space where traditional Khmer dance is practiced and preserved. One of the few authentic dance groups remaining in Cambodia, so it's worth supporting the young dancers and the traditions that they are trying to keep alive. The dancers come from very humble backgrounds, so this is an opportunity to support their talent while also helping them have a livelihood in the arts. Such a great experience to be transported to another era via the costumes, the music, the performance and the ambiance. Please consider supporting this amazing cultural tradition that is in danger of being lost. Truly divine and sublime...
Written March 12, 2023
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expeditions1111
Boston, MA13 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
An authentic and beautiful experience. It was a privilege to visit the dance school, performance and meditation. It is truly a sustainable community-based project that is helping to preserve the culture and the community. It’s even more crucial that the children learn their own culture as the demands of modern life encroach on their world. In this project, they get to learn culture, self-respect and discipline, sharing and compassion. The facility for the visit did an excellent job of coordinating with our needs for the visit. It’s barely 10 minute drive from the famous Banteay Srey temple of Angkor Wat.
Written December 7, 2023
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Lindy58
Melbourne, Australia76 contributions
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Jan 2019 • Family
This was one of the highlights of my trip. There is a very small seating area which only fits around 20 people, so its very intimate. The stage is in a garden with beautiful trees. The dancers are phenomenal - beautiful, professional and captivating. We thoroughly enjoyed it and are so glad we paid the extra few dollars and didn't go to one of the huge tourist trap places. On entrance you are met by a very gracious lady who shows you to a seat (the seats have no backs to them, so I struggled a bit as I have a bad back). At the end you can take a photo with the dancers and they do a blessing. Then you get some lovely cold tea/milk type drink from a coconut shell, which was delicious! I would really recommend this show, particularly as I haven't seen good reviews for the other shows. The only thing I would say is that it is an intense show - very quiet. It is not suitable for very young children. I took mine (8 and 11) and they were fine, but I think younger children would be bored. One lady had taken 3 under 5 year olds and they understandably got bored and started talking and making a noise - this did ruin it a little bit for the rest of the audience. The lady should have taken them out or at least to the back, as it was also distracting for the dancers. I wonder if the establishment could advise a limit for ages, so that this doesn't happen again in the future? Just an idea. But other than this, LOVELY show, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it!
Written January 23, 2019
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mattiellie
Phoenixville, PA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
What an experience! I absolutely loved this Aspara show. The dancers were incredibly talented and the costumes were natural and lovely. Truly an art form of its own and the outdoor setting gave such a serene feel. Really happy that I fit this into my short trip to Siem Reap.
Written December 12, 2019
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