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Building the bridge to Langka

This new work tells the story of Sovann Macha, a scene from the Reamker epic normally told only through classical dance and large shadow puppets, which recounts the building of the road to Langka by Hanuman’s army to save Sita, only to be destroyed by the mermaid Sovann Macha.  Hanuman seduces the mermaid after which the monkeys successfully rebuild the bridge and out of their relationship, comes Machanub, the half monkey, half mermaid warrior. The work is an outstanding marriage of traditional Cambodian circus and Lakhaon Kaol (classical male masked dance).