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    Where cultures converge

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 20/11/2018

    » It's the time of year again for the Friends of the Arts Foundation to bring dance companies from around the world to delight Thai audiences and also inspire young talents and professional artists.

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    Party animals come out only at night

    Life, Published on 06/11/2018

    » Accomplished Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee and his 18 Monkeys Dance Theatre present a contemporary dance performance to raise funds for Neilson Hays Library, where the show will be staged Nov 16-19 at 7.30pm.

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    Preserving the ancient arts

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/10/2018

    » One night in Khanom district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province, 15-year-old Thanawit Kerddam brought out his best in performing a southern folk tale before numerous viewers. He provided the voices to more than 10 nang talung shadow puppets, sang along with fast-paced southern music, and occasionally slipped in jokes and current events. Although the audience from Bangkok did not understand the southern dialect, they felt the characters' emotions as the shadow puppets danced behind the white-cloth screen.

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    A Mad look at the classics

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 16/05/2018

    » Madsaki's artworks are stupid. Stupid of course, in the best cackle-inducing way possible. In his latest solo exhibition "Combination Platter" (situated on the ground floor of Ploenchit's Central Embassy), Leonardo da Vinci's 16th-century masterpiece Salvador Mundi is now a beady-eyed Jesus. And Picasso's US$155 million (4.9 billion baht) Le Rêve -- instead of a tranquil woman napping peacefully on a sofa, she now has giant black button eyes and a dumb smile to match. Honestly, they're even more entertaining to look at than the originals.

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    Photographer Tom Jacobi offers insights

    Life, Published on 21/08/2018

    » Award-winning photographer Tom Jacobi will share his discovery of mystical, timeless places that were created by nature over millennia during the "RPST Master Series Artist Talk" at the Auditorium, 5th floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Pathumwan intersection, on Thursday from 5pm to 6.30pm.

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    Taiwan's real to reel

    Life, Published on 29/08/2018

    » A protest doc, a lesbian Taoist mother, a portrait of a dissident group, a woman who will become a teacher when she's dead -- these are some of the titles to be shown at the "Taiwan Documentary Film Festival In Bangkok 2018", which begins tomorrow at SF CentralWorld.

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    Dance without a safety net

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 09/08/2018

    » Choreographer Thanapol Virulhakul is adamant about creating performances that defy the definition of dance. In his "contemporary dance piece" Hipster The King, performers stand in a tableau for most of the show. In Happy Hunting Ground, the choreography consists mostly of jogging up and down the stage.

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    Likay lives on

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 07/08/2018

    » My first experience of popular theatre in Thailand was a likay performance in the main market in Chumpon. I had not been in Thailand for long and was on my way back from a trip to Malaysia, travelling by local bus and train.

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    Fluidity on stage with American dance troupe

    Life, Published on 31/07/2018

    » The Friends of the Arts Foundation presents Holding Space by Dana Lawton Dances (DLD) from the US at the auditorium of Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Pathumwan intersection, on Aug 8 at 7pm.

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    When in doubt, have fun

    Life, Published on 26/07/2018

    » Since opening Artist + Run in Bangkok, Angkrit Ajchariyasophon's curatorial work has somewhat supplanted his artistic practice. But the day-to-day management of his busy gallery on Narathiwas 22 and off-site exhibitions hasn't kept him from producing new works, which have been exhibited in Thailand and abroad.

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