cambodian dance, george groslier, cambodian dancers, cambodia history, khmer dance, khmer history, royal ballet, ballet royale, buppha devi, asian dance, cambodia, dance ritual, southeast asia, dance drama, ramayana
cambodian dance, george groslier, cambodian dancers, cambodia history, khmer dance, khmer history, royal ballet, ballet royale, buppha devi, asian dance, cambodia, dance ritual, southeast asia, dance drama, ramayana




"Danseuses cambodgiennes anciennes et modernes has been remembered by scholars for nearly a century as the only attempt in any language to document the life and performance of the Cambodian dancer in the royal court, a role she has played for over a thousand years.

"As 19th and early 20th century monarchies faded into the background, Groslier's text influenced modern Cambodian views of their own world, and whatever limitations of romanticism or access may be attributed to Groslier, the re-appearance of his work is an important touchstone for the contemporary renaissance and re-construction of Khmer culture."

Professor Paul Cravath, PhD
University of Hawaii
Author: Earth in Flower - The Divine Mystery
of the Cambodian Dance Drama


 

Cambodian Dancers
For nearly a century, Groslier's 1913 book, Danseuses cambodgiennes anciennes et modernes, has been regarded as the most significant historic account of Cambodia’s royal dancers.

This new edition presents the first complete English translation of this pivotal work, beautifully typeset with all Groslier’s original drawings. The work is supplemented by an original biography of the author, extensive appendices and index.
About the Author
George Groslier (1887-1945), historian,curator and author wasthe motivating force behind much of the revivalof interest in traditional Cambodian arts and crafts. He dedicated his life and career to Cambodia, accumulating many titles and honors along the way. He was a champion of the arts, a man of science, photographer and painter,a novelist and writer, and an ethnologist who infused all of his works with passion and sensitivity.

Groslier was born in Cambodia on February 4, 1887. He died in Cambodia, the country he loved, under torture as a Japanese prisoner on June 18, 1945. His genius lives on through his works. More...
cambodian dance, george groslier, cambodian dancers, cambodia history, khmer dance, khmer history, royal ballet, ballet royale, buppha devi, asian dance, cambodia, dance ritual, southeast asia, dance drama, ramayana
cambodian dance, george groslier, cambodian dancers, cambodia history, khmer dance, khmer history, royal ballet, ballet royale, buppha devi, asian dance, cambodia, dance ritual, southeast asia, dance drama, ramayana
cambodian dance, george groslier, cambodian dancers, cambodia history, khmer dance, khmer history, royal ballet, ballet royale, buppha devi, asian dance, cambodia, dance ritual, southeast asia, dance drama, ramayana