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Angels and Demons – Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Village’s Apsara Theatre has evening performances of classical dances. I asked the manager if I could take a few portraits after the artists had finished their show, and they said okay.

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

To make things a challenge, I had about 5 minutes to photograph everyone, the external wall of their changing room to use as a background, and the only Khmer I knew was hello and thank you.

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

I used the Profoto B1 to illuminate the darkness, and my tuk tuk driver as light stand and translator.  I asked them to look into the light, and captured a few quick pics.

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Classical Dancers of the Apsara Theatre, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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