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The Jim Thompson Art Center cordially invites you to attend the Sepha Performance of Khun Chang Khun Phaen on “Khun Phaen Abducting Wanthong”, leaded by Noppakhun Sudprasert (Lecturer of Thai Vocal Music, College of Dramatic Arts) and Watit Duriangkul (Head of Art and Culture Conservation, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University). This program will be held on Saturday 11th June 2011 at 14:00-15:30 hrs. at The Jim Thompson Art Center.

(Program will be in Thai with English summary)

The performance of Khun Phaen Abducting Wanthong is a performance extracted from a sepha performance of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. The most important dance in this series of performances is the Cherd Chin Dance. Performed to a beautiful melody, the work features unique dance poses. The performance and dance poses presented here have been newly created based on the idea that the horse Simok serves as a vehicle. The beauty of performance is the unusual dance poses of all three performers who must relate their gestures and movements to the riding of a horse. Other poses include a flirting posture and three-lantern posture. For the dance to be effective the dancers must be extremely well trained and have similar performing abilities.

** Remark: The program is free of charge.

For further information, please contact The Jim Thompson Art Center
Tel: 02.612.6741
Fax: 02 219 2911
E-mail: artcenter@jimthompsonhouse.com