Lakhon khol

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Lakhon khol (also romanized as lkhaon khaol; Khmer: ល្ខោនខោល) is a masked dance theatre that features enactment of the Reamker.[1] It was once part of the performing arts of the Cambodian Court of Oudong and is analogous to the more refined version of the drama, the Royal Khon of Thailand. After losing the support of the royal court in the 19th century, the lakhon khol troupe of the Court of Oudong disseminated throughout the country. In the 20th century, it was performed by village troupes during the Cambodian New Year celebrations, with the Wat Svay Andet troupe being the most renowned.[1]

The form is structured as a combination of dance, chanted narration, and mimed gesture, all performed accompanied by pin peat music. [2] [3]

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References

Bibliography

  • Carol A. Mortland, et al. (1994). Cambodian Culture since 1975:Homeland and Exile, Cornell University Press

Notes

  1. ^ a b William Lobban, chapter four
  2. ^ Toni Shapiro-Phim, "Lakhon Knol" in Samuel L. Leitner, Encycloppedia of Asian Theatre Westport & London: Greenwood Press, 2007. ISBN 0-313-33529-X vol. 1, pp. 367-368
  3. ^ Sam-Ang Sam "Cambodia" in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., 2001.vol. 4 pp. 861-863
  4. ^ "Royal ballet of Cambodia - intangible heritage - Culture Sector - UNESCO". ich.unesco.org. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Intangible Heritage: Cambodia will receive financial support for the urgent safeguarding of Chapei Dang Veng musical tradition - intangible heritage - Culture Sector - UNESCO". ich.unesco.org. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Royal ballet of Cambodia - intangible heritage - Culture Sector - UNESCO". ich.unesco.org. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  7. ^ "Search within UNESCO ICH website - intangible heritage - Culture Sector - UNESCO". ich.unesco.org. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 


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