The Pailin Peacock Dance, Cambodia – IFFOK 2014
The Pailin province of Cambodia performs this traditional dance. The dance relates to a Pailinian legend about a magic peacock who goes to preach to the king. The colorful dance is about commemorating this peacock which is a symbol of happiness. The dance shows the courting scene between a peacock and a peahen. The lively dance is said to bring happiness and prosperity to villagers and is often performed during the New Year and special occasions.