It has Thai characteristics and tells about the history and culture of Thailand. It is worth seeing. The theater is quite big, Ctrip can buy tickets easily
The theater staged Cambodian-style dramas, dance dramas, etc., with English subtitles. Those who have a certain pursuit of art, might as well come here to observe and experience.
The beauty that is hard to describe in words. I watched the Cambodian Celestial Dance on TV when I was very young, and I felt extremely shocked at the time. I didn't expect the effect of watching the scene to be even more amazing. The stage does not have too much decoration, unlike Siem Reap where various sound and light special effects are added, it relies entirely on the expressions and body movements of the actors to attract people, returning to the essence of dance, and also seeing the skills of the actors. The actress who plays the goddess not only has the right expression, but also has good legs, relying on one leg to support the body to switch directions, and the upper body does not move at all. She has seen the American Cambodian immigrant fans jump, and the shelves are all there, but the same action is not stable at all. Normal performances include not only Tiannv dance, but also sacrificial dances and folk dances, which condensed Cambodia's history, mythology and folklore, and the content is very diverse. Most people are attracted by the gentle beauty of the heavenly girl dance, but the masculine side of the male dance is also shown in the performance. For example, in the scene of Churning the Milky Way, the heavenly god and Asura are at war. And most of the male roles are played by men, unlike many performances where women play male roles, which gives people a soft feeling. All in all, through a dance, people can experience the glory of the Khmer Empire. Although Cambodia is now the least developed country in Southeast Asia, its culture is still splendid. Most of the audience are European and American people. Sitting in the first row with my parents and I looked quite different. One last reminder, if you have seen Thai dance, you may think that Cambodian dance is very similar to Thailand. That is because Thailand has absorbed a lot of Khmer culture in its history.
Right next to the palace, this theater is quite fun. It starts at 5:30 every night. The performances in the theater are scheduled for a fixed time. The performances are all aimed at foreign tourists, and they have more traditional local characteristics.
The Opera House in the city center actually has English subtitles. This is better. I didn’t see subtitles in Siem Reap before. I saw it in the clouds and fog. The environment is also good. The music and feel The stage play combines traditional Cambodian legends and myths. There are demons and fairies, which are interesting
The theater is located in the museum courtyard, and it is divided into three categories: 25, 20, and 15 dollars according to the distance. Seeing that the venue is not big, we ordered 15 dollars. After paying 60 dollars, he handed me a thin piece of paper.
The evening performance starts at 7 o'clock. The performance group is called CambodiaArtLiving, which was created by a Cambodian artist who had studied in the United States. Because Cambodian traditional art lacks written and book records, he can only rely on oral teaching. After he restored peace in the country Find some surviving heirs to teach young people, and preserve these artistic heritage.
Although the theater is relatively rudimentary, it is just a stage in a shed with a dozen rows of benches; but the wonderful performance makes up for the lack of hardware and feels worth the price. The LCD screen above the stage introduces the main content and background knowledge of the dance in English and French. The accompaniment is mainly Khmer traditional instruments and singing and harmony. The soundtrack and dance are very contagious.
Folk dances are lively and witty. The young actors’ movements and expressions are in place. The passages imitating various insects make people smile. The two bowls in the hands of the actor can be used for percussion and worship. The props are dressed up as spots on the side of the caterpillar, which is amazing.
Apsara dance is dignified, elegant, noble and beautiful. The dancers are beautifully decorated from head to toe and even the braids behind them. Each gesture has a specific meaning.
Apsara dance is said to be influenced by Indian culture. It was created based on epics and religious legends such as "Ramayan". It was a palace dance of the Angkor dynasty. When the Angkor dynasty was broken by the Siamese (Thailand) army, The court dance troupe was brought to Thailand, so Apsara dance is somewhat similar to Thai court dance, and of course it has its own characteristics. Every nation has its own unique heritage and cultural heritage that it is proud of, but they often lack mutual understanding and communication. This is one of the meanings of our travel. There are many Apsara reliefs in the Angkor monuments, and the movements are similar to the dance performance. I must have used ancient reliefs and murals when restoring these dances. Going to visit the monuments after watching the performance is as if a bridge was built between ancient times and reality.
A great show, love it for 15 dollars. Not only are Cambodian folk music, men and women flirting, and life scenes restored, but also the stories of Angkor Wat statues and dancers, costumes, jewelry, looks and styles, letting the Buddha come out of the Angkor Wat murals same. It is incredible that there is this original performance here, right next to the Phnom Penh Museum. After the performance, we also specially found the actors to take a group photo. It was beautiful and great!