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    A dull history lesson

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 24/08/2017

    » Anatta Theatre Troupe's Rak Talerd (Love Astray) is a small play with lots of big messages and an even bigger desire to educate the audience about Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram's regime, from his fascist approach to the modernisation and Westernisation of Thailand to the Franco-Thai War to Siam's alliance with Japan during World War II.

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    Touch, move, interact, open up

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 20/07/2017

    » Even when they're about violence, Dujdao Vadhanapakorn's shows always feel inviting. Perhaps it's because of her therapy background (Dujdao is Thailand's first dance movement psychotherapist) that she likes to create the kind of space -- physical and emotional -- that invites you to touch, move, interact or open up.

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    Radical Beauty

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 08/06/2017

    » Prumsodun Ok has broken many rules. The Khmer-American artist studied classical Cambodian dance -- an art dominated by women. He then founded the first gay dance company in Cambodia, Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa. He and his company perform Cambodian dance in costumes designed to expose more skin than the traditional ones. They also dance male and female parts.

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    The joyful, melancholic plastic dance

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 15/06/2017

    » Without much direct contact with the human hands, French multidisciplinary performing-arts company Non Nova breathes life into plastic bags. And slowly, a ballet emerges.

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    Laughing through the grieving process

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 04/05/2017

    » Before the house opened on Saturday night, Culture Collective Studio founder Loni Berry told the audience that although the play we were about to see, David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole, revolved around the death of a four-year-old boy, it was all right to laugh from time to time. And laugh we did.

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    Fundamental, Stick Figures win big

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 21/04/2017

    » Theatre artists from 17 productions were nominated this year for the IATC Thailand Dance and Theatre Review, which took place on Tuesday at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Now in its fifth year, the ceremony is hosted by the International Association of Theatre Critics Thailand Center. The casual and intimate event honours plays, musicals, and movement-based productions by artists residing in Thailand.

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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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    Consumerist wasteland

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 16/03/2017

    » How long do you have to walk from one 7-Eleven to another in Bangkok? Most Bangkokians would probably say: "Not very."

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    Asserting the female voice

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 19/01/2017

    » Tonya Pinkins was one of the first actresses to ever perform Eve Ensler's seminal The Vagina Monologues, a theatre work in which women read out a number of monologues regarding female experience. In 1999, Pinkins starred alongside Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Nashville) in the original off-Broadway production at the Westside Theater. The cast grew to 100 actresses over the course of that year, with three actresses per performance.

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    Swings and misses

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 15/12/2016

    » These theatre newcomers close 2016 with daring productions. Even though some of the results were uneven, their desire to make meaningful and thought-provoking art is palpable

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