On the Road Again
n my first visit to Angkor in the early 90's, the only dancers were carved in stone; all had fled the Civil War or had been killed. By 1996, one troupe had been re-established and I had the privilege of seeing these exquisite, young Apsara dancers return to Angkor. Now, there are half a dozen troupes performing every night, for both the enthusiastic locals and appreciative tourists who are awed by the sweetness and simplicity of the stately movements.


Dancers, Cambodia

Image ©2001 Jon Ortner