Royal Cambodian Ballet

Royal Ballet of Cambodia Returns to Long Beach After 13-Year Absence

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia performs in Long Beach Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00pm.

The show is called “The Stars of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia” and it was inspired by the late Queen Kossamak Nearyrath. The dance form was established in the early Cambodian royal courts for the purpose of entertainment and ceremony. It includes dances of tribute or invocation and the enactment of traditional stories and epic poems. Dancers were considered messengers to the gods and ancestors.