Monday, October 26, 2009

Life in SG - Traditional Dances from Asia

What a better way to learn more about the heritage of our neighbouring countries than through dance?

Dance 06

Khon (Thailand)
by Pichet Klunchun Dance Company

Some of the most well-known scenes from the Ramakien (Thai adaptation of the Ramayana) are told in this performance.

Dance 04

It opens with a duet that presents the philosophical debate between good and evil.

Dance 05

The first excerpt is the kidnapping of Rama's wife, Sita, by the demon king Todsakan. A Dramatic battle between Rama and Todsakan erupts, depicted in the Yok Rob segment.

Dance 03a

Of cos, the good guy win the battle... The performance ends with the Blessing Dance to confer good wishes on the audience (shown in the first photos).

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