Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dance and Art

From xillas

When summing up our movement I sometime forget the amazing stillness we experience. A few of those still point have been watching some very beautiful and talented dancers.

We sat a couple hours at fancy hotel restaurant on a dock overlooking the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. The Apsara dance that we were hoping to see was performed while we sipped on Scotch. This graceful dance with subtle yet powerful movements was a treat to witness. We had seen so many statues of these ladies on the temples with their hands curled back to impossible degrees. Focus, precision, and balance...

Last evening we attended a show called Xie Chao. It was a three part performance moving across the Vietnamese history. It was a low budget Cirque Du Soile with very talented dancers, fighters, and acrobats. It was also empty. There were not even ten people dotting the tent that holds over a thousand and there was a small feeling of guilt that fifty people were performing just for the handful of us. It was a wonderful and entertaining show.

Location:Saigon Vietnam

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