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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Sam L
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We are so excited to visit this group after 10 years of our encounter with them. Super amazing to see some of the children that we met in 2013 are still apart of the group continuing their training. It was so organic to see them perform in person and a beautiful experience for our family and friends. It was a privilege to visit the dance school, performance and meditation. It is truly amazing to know that this project snd school is helping to preserve the culture and the community for he people. It’s less than 10 mins from Bantey Srey. Please visit the school.
Written 11 December 2023
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expeditions1111
Boston, MA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 7 December 2023
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TrailBlazer565009
San Diego, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 12 March 2023
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suegreenhow2017
Luang Prabang, Laos10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
There are many imitations but this is the real deal. Performed outside - this dance troupe keeps the culture and traditions of Cambodia alive.
Written 14 April 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 13 March 2020
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Jo G
Guildford, UK244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were rather surprised that the 'Divine Sala' in which this performance took place was a small, dark, outdoor stage. The performance lasted an hour and was very beautiful and authentic, on the whole. We enjoyed it but were not sure it was worth $30 each. I favour supporting training of local young people, though. I recommend eating at ChongKran Khmer Restaurant afterwards - just nearby, they'll pick you up in a tuk tuk and this is also a training programme for young people, as well as being our favourite restaurant in Siem Reap (with great cocktails).
Written 8 March 2020
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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 5 March 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 23 February 2020
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On_h0liday_travels
London, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Despite reading the reviews, we were not quite sure what to expect. We wanted to see the dancers rather than a meal and dancing performance offered at some other places.
The skills are amazing and the lead dancer was mesmerising. Some parts of the performance were without break for long periods of time. Would like to have seen more of the mail dance - which was only at the opening.
Seats with backs would have made the performance more enjoyable and this should be taken into account if you suffer with back problems. Also some availability of buying a bottle of water or a drink during the performance would help given the cost of the ticket. I'm glad that the money goes to the performers. We bought tickets in advance but it was not full on the evening we visited and you could buy on the door. Advance tickets did not gain you anything as regards seating position.
Written 23 February 2020
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Cass E
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I am so glad I went to see this performance, it was quite extraordinary. The level of skill was very professional. It was an experience to remember. I highly recommend coming to see them, you won’t be disappointed. You can also buy paintings done by the dancers, where almost all of the money goes directly to them, the rest to the troop costs. I also purchased a hand woven headpiece, which is now a cherished possession. This was one of the best things I did on my trip.
Written 19 February 2020
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