Monkey dancers in Laos

Monkey dancers in Laos

 

Mailo teaches monkey to young dancers

Mailo teaches monkey to young dancers

We shared  Lowell’s Angkor Dance Troupe website with Xuyen Dangers in Vientiane, Laos.  Xuyen is a social worker who does wonderful work with several children’s centers that offer after school activities, including Lao dance.  She has already begun a Ramayana dance troupe in one center.

She was so taken by Angkor’s monkey dance – the way they incorporate break dance into the dance, and also Sam Hor’s teaching video – that a week later, her children are practicing this new version of an old standard.  Cross border cooperation:  Laos / Cambodia / the US!

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