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ROMVONG- THAILAND

Performed by both “males and females” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Romvong. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from Thailand, and is extremely popular in Laos and Cambodia as well. This dance style is commonly performed by ethnic groups belonging to Cambodia such as Phnong, Krung, Tampuan, and Prou. Furthermore, […]

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MENORA- THAILAND

Based on the “Legend of Manohara” from the Buddhist Jataka tales is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Menora. This “theatrical” dance is said to have originated from Thailand, and is also performed in the north of Malaysia. Apparently, this dance performed in the Malaysian states of Kelantan and Terrengganu generally comprises of many […]

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LAKHON NAI- THAILAND

Based on four mythological epics that includes The Ramakian (Ramayana), Unarut (Aniruddha), Inao (Panji), and Dalang is a Southeast Asian dance style known as Lakhon Nai. This “Royal court” dance is said to have originated from Thailand. Apparently, this dance style also comprises of a male version which is commonly referred to as “Lakhon Nai […]

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LAKHON CHATRI- THAILAND

Considered to be extremely “old” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Lakhon Chatri. This “ancient” dance is said to have originated from Central Thailand, and is closely associated to yet another “Thai” theatrical dance style known as Menora. Apparently, the word “Chatri” has been obtained from the Sanskrit word “Kshatriya” which is a […]

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KHON- THAILAND

Performed mainly by “masked” men is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Khon. This “theatrical” dance style is said to have originated from Thailand. This dance comprises of theatrical elements, and comprises of four main characters namely the hero, the heroine, the ogre, and the monkey. Furthermore, the dance movements involved in the Khon […]

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