MAHAJANAKA DANCE DRAMA
In October 2016, I joined Neon’s Adrienne Hart , composer Sebastian Reynolds and world renowned Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun. Together we spent a week in the studio at Birmingham DanceXchange on working tilted project Mahajanka Dance Drama. Looking at the texts of Buddhist Jataka mythology, traditional Thai dance/ contemporary dance, with the influence and beautiful sounds of traditional Thai music live in the studio.
In May 2016, with the support of British Council and Arts Council England’s Artist International Development Fund, Sebastian Reynolds and Neon Dance choreographer Adrienne Hart travelled to Bangkok to research Thai dance and music traditions within the context of Buddhist Jataka mythology.
The project will continue this November 2017.
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Photos by Oliver Holmes