Known as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage, The Royal Ballet of Cambodia is a dance form and heritage descended directly from the Royal Court of The Kingdom of Cambodia and has performed in Marseille, New York and Monaco. And now, it is en-route to Hong Kong for its debut performance, happening 25 and 26 August 2016, 8pm, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
The Royal Ballet was revived in the 1970s by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi. It is a unique Cambodian tradition dating back more than 1,000 years. Different from the Western ballet that we know, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia features poses with specific symbolic meanings, often retelling legends of the Khmer people. Every year, hundreds compete for one the 50 coveted spots, with training starting from the age of six. It takes years of intensive training to master the gestures and poses.
For the Hong Kong debut, the troupe will feature 14 dancers, five musicians and three singers who will perform Les Etoiles du Ballet. Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Tesso will attend the performances. Tickets prices are between HK$200 to HK$300 and proceeds from the performance will go straight to to support the performers. You can get your tickets at URBTIX.
The Royal Ballet of Cambodia
Dates: Friday, 25 August, Saturday, 26 August, Sunday at 8pm
27 August at 3pm
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong