To commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birthday of the late Thanpuying Paew Snidvongseni, a legendary Thai classical dancer, choreographer and dance master, who was the first person to be named Thailand's National Artist in the area of performing arts in 1985, and celebrate her invaluable contributions to Thailand's classical performing arts scene, her descendants and the Committee of Thanpuying Paew Snidvongseni Memorial Fund in cooperation with Thanpuying's former students and the Office of Performing Arts, Fine Arts Department, will stage two charity performances at the Bangkok National Theatre on Dec 23.
The event will showcase Thanpuying Paew's most celebrated works as a choreographer and playwright, including Sukhothai Dance, Manohra Dance of Sacrifice (from the lakhon chatri play Phra Suthon & Manohra), Chuichai Hanao Dance, and khon masked dance featuring an episode of the Ramakien called The Defeat Of Kakanasura.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Thanpuying Paew Snidvongseni Memorial Fund, which works to promote Thai classical performing arts and provide assistance to senior performing artists.
Tribute to a Classical Dance Legend will be staged at the Bangkok National Theatre on Rachinee Road on Dec 23 at 10am and 2pm, each with different performances. Tickets start at 100 baht and are available at the National Theatre’s box office.
For reservations, please call 02-224-1342.
December 23, 2012 to December 23, 2012
- Open days
10:00 to 12:00
Input price range
100 - 100 Baht/Day or 3 - 3 USD/Day
The National Theatre, Rachini Rd., Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2-224-1342
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