Skip to main content

Khmer Classical Dance in Pop Music



“Beyond Angkor Wat, What Else Siem Reap Has to Offer?” Bestpricetravel.Com.,

Classical Repertory.,

Cravath, Paul. Earth in flower: an historical and descriptive study of the classical dance drama of Cambodia. 1988.

Cravath, Paul. “The Ritual Origins of the Classical Dance Drama of Cambodia.” Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, University of Hawai’i Press, 1986, pp. 179–203. JSTOR, JSTOR, doi:10.2307/1124400.

Diamond, Catherine. Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres. University of Hawaii Press, 2012.

Diamond, Catherine. "Emptying the sea by the bucketful: The dilemma in Cambodian theatre." Asian Theatre Journal (2003): 147-178.

Groslier, George. Danseuses cambodgiennes anciennes et modernes: Texte et dessins de George Groslier,... Préface de Charles Gravelle. A. Challamel, 1913.

Hamera, Judith. “An Answerability of Memory: ‘Saving’ Khmer Classical Dance.” TDR (1988-), vol. 46, no. 4, The MIT Press, 2002, pp. 65–85. JSTOR.

Khmer Arts. “‘Fostering the Vitality of Cambodian Arts across Borders.’” Khmer Arts Academy, Khmer Arts,

Laura Mam - Not Loyal (Official Music Video). YouTube, 

Lyons, Reneé Critcher. The Revival of Banned Dances: A Worldwide Study. McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers, 2012. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Mamula, Stephen. "Starting from nowhere? Popular music in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge." Asian music 39.1 (2008): 26-41.

Mondomix Présente : Ballet Royal Du Cambodge Au Festival de Fès 2010 - YouTube. 

Nut, Suppya Hélène. "The Glass Plate Negatives of the Cambodian Royal Dancers: Contested Memories." UDAYA, Journal of Khmer Studies 12 (2015).

Nut, Suppya Helene. “The Legend of Apsara Mera: Princess Norodom Buppha Devi’s Choreography for the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.” Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 31, no. 1, University of Hawaii Press, Mar. 2014, p. 279.

Nut, Suppya Helene. “The Royal Ballet of Cambodia: From Ritual to a National Identity.” Asia Dialogue, University of Nottingham: Asia Research Institute, 9 Jan. 2019,

Phnom Penh Post. A City’s Fall., 

Pich Sophea - ម្កុដស្រ្តី. YouTube,

 Robam Chun Por (Blessing Dance): Khmer Arts Academy at TEDxSoCal. YouTube, 

Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

Shapiro-Phim, Toni. "A Curriculum Unit for Post-Secondary Level Educators: Tradition and Innovation in Cambodian Dance." (2020).

Shapiro, Toni. Dance and the Spirit of Cambodia. Cornell University, 1994.

Shapiro-Phim, Toni. "Cambodia's Seasons of Migration." Dance Research Journal 40.2 (2008): 56-73.

Shapiro-Phim, Toni, and Kenneth Roth. “Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea.” Annihilating Difference, edited by Alexander Laban Hinton, University of California Press, 2002, pp. 179–93. JSTOR, JSTOR,

"The Royal Cambodian Ballet: Dancing for the Gods." , directed by Adrian Maben. , Digital Classics Distribution, 1997. Alexander Street,

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia. Robam Tep Monorom - Ballet Royal Du Cambodge - YouTube. 

Tuchman-Rosta, Celia. “From Ritual Form to Tourist Attraction: Negotiating the Transformation of Classical Cambodian Dance in a Changing World.” ASIAN THEATRE JOURNAL, vol. 31, no. 2, FAL 2014, pp. 524–44.

បុណ្យភូមិ ក្មេងខ្មែរ  Bonn Phum  Official MV 2016. YouTube,