The Royal Ballet of Cambodia will showcase its latest grand production Neang Watthana Devi for the first time in Cambodia in January, following performances in Switzerland and the UAE.
Created over the course of a year by Cambodian royal politician and Royal Ballet director Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, the production will launch with three performances on January 18 and 19 at Chaktomuk Theatre Hall in the capital.
The new production pays tribute to French artist Auguste Rodin, who first encountered the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in 1906 during their visit to Paris. Transfixed by the beauty of Khmer classical dancing, Rodin – considered the father of modern sculpture – created some of his most famous and revered drawings after inspiration from the dancers.
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