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Apsara Tempeltänzerinnen / Apsara temple dancers

Robam Tep Apsara (របាំទេពអប្សរា, lit., Dance of the Apsara Divinities) is the title of a Khmer classical dance created by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in the mid-20th century under the patronage of Queen Sisowath Kossamak. The apsara is played by a woman, sewn into tight-fitting traditional dress,[1] whose graceful, sinuous gestures are codified to narrate classical myths or religious stories.[2]

 

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Taken on May 3, 2012