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Apsara Dream


Apsara Dream


All levels.



Suggested Duration:

4 weeks

Iana Komarnytska & Nora Tit

Iana Komarnytska & Nora Tit

Explore the Cambodian Apsara dance, experiment with fusion & train your HANDS, WRISTS, FINGERS muscles.

Intensives are guided training programs with a specific theme. Each intensive combines a selection of technique drills, lectures and various assignments to help you develop certain skills. 

Get access to this intensive and all classes at the Iana Dance Club.

This is our second Online Dance Retreat taking you on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting world of Khmer Classical dance, and specifically Apsara dance. Inspired by Iana’s transformative experience in Cambodia, this intensive program is designed to share the beauty, history, and artistry of this captivating dance form with you.

Program Highlights:

  1. Authentic Dance Classes: Learn the foundational movements and steps of Cambodian Apsara dance from local artist Nora Tit. Her expertise and passion will immerse you in the beauty and grace of this ancient art form.

  2. Fusion Dance Combos: Experience a unique blend of belly dance and Cambodian dance through a series of short combos taught by Iana. These sessions are designed to enrich your dance repertoire and inspire your creativity.

  3. Exercises For Your Hands: Incorporate a variety of movements and exercises to develop strength, flexibility, and fluidity in your wrists, hands, and fingers—areas crucial for graceful arm movements, but often-overlooked and difficult to activate.

  4. Engaging Lectures and Articles: Deepen your understanding of Cambodian dance with a series of informative lectures and articles. Learn about the rich history, cultural significance, and social context of this timeless art form.

  5. Beautiful Setting: All our classes and lectures were recorded at the stunning art space Theam’s Gallery in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This beautiful venue, with its inspiring corners and vibrant atmosphere, provides the perfect environment for this dance journey.

Classical Cambodian dance, especially the Apsara dance, is deeply embedded in Cambodian mythology and ancient architecture. Visiting the temples of Angkor, you'll see countless depictions of Apsaras on the walls of ancient ruins, symbolizing the soul and culture of Cambodia.

Now you have an opportunity to explore the fascinating tradition of Apsara dance and unleash your creativity with exciting fusion possibilities. Whether you are a seasoned dancer or a passionate beginner, this program offers possibilities to develop your dance practice and connect with a vibrant dance legacy recognized by Unesco as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Difficulty: All Levels.

Workload: Light.

Suggested duration: 4 weeks. 

If you follow our suggested duration of four weeks, get ready to invest about 1 hour per week in your training. But remember, you can go through this intensive at your own pace. Four weeks is just a suggested structure.


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