- Apsara Show
Come and experience to see the first hand of Khmer Traditional Dance Show originating since Angkorian Period at our hotel. Your trip to Siem Reap is not complete without attending this ancient historical dance show. In Khmer mythology, all apsara were born from the foam surface of the ocean of milk, when tevoda (heavenly beings) and assura (demons) churned the ocean of milk with the gigantic naga in search for toeuk amrett or the elixir of immortality. The dance portrays mera, dressed in white for purity, dancing in her garden. She joined by her hand maidens, also apsara, who produce flowers which express great love of the people and the country. The dance is acted to present ignorance, aberration of powerful man. Such as demon name Rama Isvara was classmate of goddess named Mekala. Because of jealousy and greediness Rama Isvara wanted to disputed Koemony, Precious stone, which was belong to Mony Mekala and given by her teacher. Finally, he got embarrassed about his losing Mony mekala supreme power. Sovann Machha is royal dancing performance, which is about a scene exerted from the mythology of Ramayana. It presents a love between Hanuman, king of monkeys, and the queen of fishes named Sovann Machha.When Hanunam and his troops has a mission to construct a bridge to Lanka city in order to revolute Rama’s wife, Shita, from Ravenna. Traditionally, this dance is performed to give plessing to the King, country leaders, or official guests visiting the country. We would like to present our best wishes in this dance to all our guests here this evening. May the flowers tossed by our dancers bring you all ever-lasting happiness and prosperity.
Ramayana is extracted from the section power full giant caught prince SITA to Langka city (which giant’s temple). Rama and armies to help her back. After he win the war he bring SITA and tell all his armies to go back his temple. Robaim Tep Monorum or Happiness of the Gods and Goddesses Dance is one of the most popular and beautiful dance in the court repertoire. It has performed as a dance of blessing to end a performance. The distinctive interweaving floor patterns of the. Tep Monorum, as well as the complimentary relationship of male and female, in which the male is always on the female’s left, all reveal the importance of balance in Khmer social interaction. The chorus describes the erotic pursuit of the heavenly maidens by the male celestials as well as their harmonious union.