DANCE & THEATRE: Khon Exquisite Masked Dance Drama of Thailand
Free public event: Celebrating 65 years of Australian-Thai bilateral relations, Khon, Esquisite Masked Dance Drama of Thailand will soon arrive in Sydney to present one of the country’s most significant dance performances.
Having toured internationally, the Sydney Khon performances will consist of a special presentation and workshop at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Wednesday 30 August).
For one night only, the audience will get a chance to see this Thai extravaganza, as well as the performers’ glittering handmade costumes and tantalising live music.
Traditionally performed exclusively at significant royal functions, Khon performances depict the story of the Ramakien. The story follows Phra Ram, an incarnation of the god Phra Narai, who is assisted by monkey warriors that help him rescue his wife, Sida, from the demon king, Tosakanth. The story presents the universal belief that virtue always wins over evil.
Khon is a complex Thai classical dance whose history dates back hundreds of years. The masked dance drama is the most refined of Thai theatre forms, requiring strict training from childhood, and combines
music, martial arts, painting and elaborate costumes.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity! There are only 100 seats available, all free of charge, but registrations are essential.
DATE: Wed. 30 August 2017
TIME:2:00 pm – 4:10 pm AEST
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, NSW 2170
To reserve your place at this historic event, register now at http://bit.ly/2vff0RG
Source: Media Release