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Weyreap’s battle

Weyreap’s Battle is an episode from the Reamker – the Khmer version of the Ramayana epic. This particular episode was premiered in 1970 and was choreographed under artistic supervision of Chheng Phon, former Minister of Culture and Information. This revival incorporates some of the original staging but is augmented with other styles of Lakhaon Kaol that have been researched from the traditions of the Lakhaon Kaol troupes from Battambang and Kandal Provinces. The gestures of the monkey role are based on the traditions from Battambang whereas those of the Giant role are based on the style of Wat Svay Andet in Kandal Province.

The work was produced in collaboration with the Department of Performing Arts and Royal University of Fine Arts.  The work premiered in Phnom Penh in February 2004, and featured at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand; Melbourne International Arts Festival in October 2005, and the Barbican Center in London in April 2007.