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Traditional Thai Dance

Posted by msadek on 21/10/2010 at 09:20

Any suggestions on a good place to see traditional Thai Dance? We will be going to Bangkok and Chiang Mai as well as to Ko Phi Phi.

Thanks,

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Posted by wanderingcat on 22/10/2010 at 16:24

there are different types of Thai dance...places around Bangkok & Chiangmai have performances geared towards tourists, usually part of cultural shows or dinner shows in restaurants (e.g. Rose Garden, Siam Niraimit http://www.siamniramit.com/)...they tend to be short items, a quick showcase of a few different dance styles (most tourists wouldn't sit through hours of it :P)

if you are really into Thai dance & want to see a full performance of khon in Bangkok, try SalaChalermkrung theatre (in Rattanakosin area somewhere between Wat Suthat& Pahurat market): http://www.salachalermkrung.com/
more about khon: http://www.mahidol.ac.th/thailand/khon.html
could also check out Patravadi Theatre: http://www.patravaditheatre.com/ (esp if you are interested in dance training/techniques)
there's also the more 'experimental' www.pklifework.com but they seem to perform mostly outside of Thailand ('tis the reality of traditional Thai dance...lack of support within Thailand)

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Posted by msadek on 23/10/2010 at 08:14

hey thanks for the information, yes we are interested in seeing traditional Thai dance performances, something more than what you would see at a restaurant.

Thanks for the info.

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