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Sets featuring a flying Sun and a monkey soldier on a mountain bring this year's royal khon performance to life

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The Sun is 4m in diameter and made of resin cement. It is movable _ not through any cosmic force, but with hydraulics. To stop the flaming chariot of the Sun, the monkey god Hanuman enlarges himself only to be burned. No, Hanuman was told, the Sun cannot be stopped. It can only be hidden, and that piece of simple wisdom is the key to this action-packed chapter of the Ramakien epic. 

Scenes from the Support Foundation’s ‘Khon Performance: Episode Of Kumbhakarn And The Battle Of Mokasak’.

The annual khon (masked dance) by the Support Foundation under Her Majesty the Queen's royal patronage is back, and promises to be as dazzling as ever. This year's performance features the episode "Kumbhakarn And The Battle Of Mokasak", and will be on stage from Nov 24 to Dec 9 at Thailand Cultural Centre. The organiser, production team and performers promise a magnificent rendition with the beauty of singing, dancing, voiceovers, dialogue and costumes.

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