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    Grace, beauty - and self-discovery

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 01/12/2017

    » Unfolding Kafka Festival 2017 ended in Chiang Mai on Sunday. This year, under themes of gender identity, animals and folding and unfolding of the body and objects, the festival's performing arts programme doubled in size. Life reviews all the seven performances presented in Bangkok.

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    It's a family affair

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 30/03/2017

    » A Theatre Unit couldn't have picked a better venue for its latest play, Cheng-Meng. Because of its presence, the multidisciplinary art space Cho Why is currently home to a Thai-Chinese family, as normal and dysfunctional as any.

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    Gruesome torture relived with both barrels

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 06/11/2014

    » Almost right after I watched Teerawat "Kage" Mulvilai's solo performance Satapana: Iceberg, I came across Chinese artist Liu Bolin's Hiding In The City performance/photographic series in a book entitled Liu Bolin.

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    Playing with contradictions

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/11/2013

    » Despite their metallic grey sheen, their shapes and details clearly indicated their roots _ khon. Looking closer, however, and instead of the usual full, growling faces of the khon demons, the cheeks and eyes of these masks designed by Anuthep Potchprasart resembled those of a skeleton. The first few notes plucked from the traditional Chinese guqin zither unfolded an ominous blanket over the show.

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    Walking on a thread

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 07/11/2013

    » Jitti Chompee of 18 Monkeys Dance Theatre continued his love affair with Jean Genet for the fifth production in a row. Inspired by Genet's Le Funambule (The Tightrope Walker) and the life and work of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, On The Tightrope, which ended its one-week run on Tuesday, is Jitti's ode to the madness, passion and courage it takes to be an artist.

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    Whirlwind of history

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 10/10/2013

    » To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Oct 14, 1973, student uprising, B-Floor Theatre and the students from Thammasat University's Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts journey into the past, scrutinise the present and look to the future in the spirited, moving Typhoon (The Remains).

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    Troupes on display

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 15/02/2012

    » In the hodgepodge of student, amateur, professional and comeback theatre troupes that, for a decade, have together defined the Bangkok Theatre Festival (BTF), it can be difficult to discover the shining newcomers. Even those who have been on the scene for years can easily get lost in the muddle. While regular theatre-goers may prefer to invest their energy in watching the works of long-standing reputable troupes, sometimes it's the new discoveries that make your theatre-going experience all the more worthwhile and exciting. We talked to newly formed and lesser-known companies of veterans and new blood to give you a glimpse into this year's festival and the direction of the local theatre scene.

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