Khmer Classical Dance in Pop Music
Since Khmer Classical Dance is seen as one of the most important Cambodian national heritage, it is usually seen outside of its traditional setting in the form of promotional videos for tourists. Those promotional videos usually contain Snapshots or short clips of Classical Dancers dancing along with many other tourist attraction sites and different types of entertainment.
The form of Classical Dance seen in pop music, however, gave more focus on the dancers, the movements, and the story that the dance portrays. The dance is usually included in the middle of the performance, where the pop singers would pause and give way for Classical Dancers to take over the stage. In some of the songs, Pin Peat music is used to accompany the Classical Dance where they either stopped pop music and played pure Pin Peat or incorporate Pin Peat with pop music instruments. After the Classical Dancers gave their short performances would then the singer continue to sing, or in some cases, the singers sing along the Classical performance.