Siamese dancers modern and vintage
Lakhon is a traditional type of dance and a main dramatic art form in Thailand, classical form of dance featuring a wide range of stories. Thai classical dance is originally derived from the culture of Cambodian Khmer classical dance. Singing, acting is combined with the dances. Thai dancing is poetry in motion. Classical thai dance performances are largely based on ancient myths and stories. In Lakhon dance there is a strong emphasis of movement in the upper torso and hands. There are basically 4 different types of traditional Thai dances, they’re similar to Lao and Cambodian(Khmer) dances.
Cambodian dancers perform in Phnom Penh on July 7, 2009, during an event to mark the 1st Anniversary of the northern Preah Vihear temple’s world heritage listing. Cambodia on July 7, happily and noisily marked the one-year anniversary of the UNESCO listing of the ancient 11th-century Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage Site as a border dispute with neighbouring Thailand remained tense.