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A khon performance fit for a queen

The recent gala premiere of 'Jong Tanon', held to celebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, brought all the classical elements together and combined them with modern stage techniques to celebrate an ongoing revival of this great Thai art form

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The royal command performance of the Support Foundation's khon classical dance episode Jong Tanon (Building the Causeway) saw what was possibly the largest turnout in the history of the Thailand Cultural Centre. Practically every seat in the house, from the stalls to the third floor balcony, was taken up with people eager to watch what has now become the highlight of the annual cultural calendar. 

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presents a bouquet of flowers to Pramet Boonyachai, director of ‘Jong Tanon’.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, representing Her Majesty the Queen, was on hand to witness the gala premiere of the khon performance held to celebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

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