Pichet Klunchun is considered one of the finest interpreters of Thai classical temple dance-a dance form that is still passed down in schools with hierarchical structures. The piece explores the 59 poses of the Theppanom canon, which all classically trained dancers must memorize. However, Klunchun creates a new figure within the limited canon-the number 60-an unheard-of process that is symbolic of the development of one’s own practice and free thinking. The piece “No. 60” is an impressive declaration of love for an art form rich in tradition and at the same time a call for a critical approach to cultural heritage-because only in this way can something new emerge again.
An audience discussion will take place afterwards on 12.05.
Duration: 1 h
Language: little language, Thai and English with English supertitles
There are some strong stroboscopic lighting effects at the end of the performance.
Artistic direction & choreography: Pichet Klunchun
With: Chongchadklang Tas, Kornkarn Rungsawang
Computer graphics: Jaturakorn Pinpech
Music & sound design: Zai Tang
Stage & lighting design: Ray Tseng
Lighting design: Kailash
dramaturgy: Tang Fu Kuen
Production management & company management: Sojirat Singholka
Production & Stagemanagement: Cindy Yeong