I Am Demon
Dancer/Choreographer: Pichet Klunchun
Video editor: Puttpong Wongsawang
Translator: Associate Professor Pornrat Damrhung
Original interview video clip: TheatreWorks Singapore
I Am Demon was created to commemorate the death of Pichet’s beloved master, Master ChaiyotKhummanee. It explores different facets and searches for the wisdom that is hidden behind the structures and movements of the “Demon” characters in Khon dance and highlights its essences for modern audiences. It presents the commanding styles as well as applying scientific theories to show the vitality of what lies behind each portrayal in order to take the audience to the core of the movements and convey their actual meanings. It is a story about the passing the Khon Dance art from from one generation to the next. Beyond the teaching and learning process, it is about the relationship between master and student in real life.
Pichet Klunchun bridges traditional Thai classical dance language with contemporary sensibility, while keeping the heart and wisdom of the convention. He trained in Thai classical mask dance, Khon, from age 16 with Chaiyot Khummanee, one of the best Khon masters in Thailand.
After receiving his Bachelor degree in Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, he pursued theatre both as dancer and choreographer. He has participated in several intercultural performing arts programmes in North America, Asia and Europe. Pichet has earned many honourable world-class awards namely “Routes ECF Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (2008)”, Chevalier of the French Arts and Literature Order (2012) and the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award (2014).
14 (Sat) July, 19:30
Kedai Kebun Forum 2F