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Pichet Klunchun “Dancing with Death”

About the event

A creation inspired by the Phi Ta Khon festival that is celebrated in the Loei province of northeastern Thailand, where locals participate in a street parade with colourful masks, costumes and props to honour spirits of all kinds — two separate worlds mingle together to dance, where humans and spirits are free to engage with each other, without any fear.

A new physical vocabulary is created in Dancing with Death that marries this open, improvisational, organic and intuitive nature of folk expression with Klunchun’s contemporary choreographic system based on classical Thai dance. With the new principles of moving, his dancers are able to continuously improvise poses, gestures and positions that are always different and fresh.

It is choreography of continuous creativity and an image of “life after death” as a never-ending cycle.

Ticket information

Professional ¥1,500
Audience ¥3,000

Venue

KAAT

281, Yamashita-cho Naka-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, Japan 231-0023
http://www.kaat.jp

Schedule

2016/2
7(Sun) 14:00
8(Mon) 18:00

Credits

Choreographed by
Pichet Klunchun
Dancers
Pichet Klunchun, Sunon Wachirawarakarn, Porramet Maneerat, Padung Jumpan, Kornkarn Rungsawang, Julaluck Eakwattanapun, Pavida Watchirapanyaporn, Jirayus Puatput
Produced by
Pichet Klunchun Dance Company and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore)
Commissioned by
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore for da:ns series 2016
Co-produced by
Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2016 Executive Commitee, and Arts Centre Melbourne
Technical Consultant
KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE(KAAT)
Organized by
Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2016 Executive Committee
Cooperation
Precog

Press release

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