Time: March 5, 2011 at 8pm to March 6, 2011 at 10pm
Location: Patravadi Theatre
Street: 69/1 Soi Wat Rakhang, Arun Amarin Road, Siriraj
City/Town: Bangkok, Thailand
Website or Map: http://www.patravaditheatre.c…
Phone: +66 (0) 2412 7287
Event Type: performance
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2011
"Today, dance no longer needs to be beautiful, but with "Chui Chai", Mr. Klunchun gives a sublime show from beginning to end" The New York Times
"Sacrés Thaïs!" is the counterpart to "Sacrés Français!" with a stage opened to exceptional trend setting (Thai) artists with daring original creativity, and who will surprise you with their style and quirky comments. LA FETE last presented Pichet Klunchun with the cult show "Jérôme Bel, Pichet Klunchun & Myself". Today, we are happy and proud to present another cult in the making, "Chui Chai".
"Chui Chai" means "transformation" in Thai. It comes from the "Nang Loi" episode (The Floating Lady), in the Ramayana. To end the war, the demon Todsakarn asks his young niece Benyakai to impersonate Sita, the wife of his arch-enemy, King Rama. Benyakai has no choice but to obey her uncle even though the transformation is very difficult. Pichet Klunchun's piece transposes the tale of "Chui Chai" to contemporary Thailand. Through an historic parallel, he reminds us of the difficult and painful necessity of transformation to stop a war (in the Ramayana) or to modernize society. "Chui Chai" is a tale of today. He artistically illustrates the evolution of Thai society through different forms of dance - contemporary and classical - and the fears this transformation induces within Thai society.
ในปัจจุบัน การร่ายรำไม่จำเป็นต้องสวยเสมอไป แต่การแสดงของคุณพิเชษฐ กลั่นชื่น
นั้นมีความงดงามตั้งแต่ต้นจนจบการแสดง" หนังสือพิมพ์นิวยอร์ค ไทมส์