Male Mask Dance: The War of Pinunajit and Hannuman

The piece shows an extract from the Reamker, a Cambodian version of Indian Ramayana epic poem. It shows a creative combination between Sbaek Thom (large shadow puppet) and Lakhorn Khaol (Classical male masked dance). The first scene shows Hanuman leading the monkey soldiers into war with the giant soldiers. In the second scene, Pinunjit, commander of the giant soldiers, leads his men into battle before being killed by Hanuman.

Duration: 15 – 20 minutes