Dance in times of pandemic

A scene from Outside. photo courtesy of Embassy of Israel

The Embassy of Israel presents a screening of Outside, a Covid-19 fairytale, at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre's Room 501, Pathumwan intersection, on Sunday at 2pm.

This is a short dance film initiated by the Israeli culture and science affairs attaché to Japan with the support by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. It was made during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic to promote Israeli culture around the world, create opportunities for cross-country artistic collaborations, and tell new stories, even during a global pandemic and international lock-down.

Based on a short story by Israeli writer Etgar Keret which was published in The New York Times, the film is directed by renowned Israeli choreographer Inbal Pinto and Keret himself. The cast includes Israeli and Japanese actors, musicians and dancers, among them is Israeli dancer Moran Muller, as well as the famous Japanese actor and dancer Mirai Moriyama.

The screening will be followed by a conversation on "The Body And Movement In Lockdown" with Thai and Southeast Asian artists who navigated their body and performances during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

They include Sineenadh Keitprapai, an established theatre actor, director and performing arts teacher; and choreographer Arisara Kaewmuang, both from Thailand; Filipino artist Buboy Raquitico; and Indonesian performer and choreographer Darlane Litaay.

The round-table discussion will be conducted on-site with Thai speakers, and via Zoom with the international guests. On-site Thai-English consecutive interpretation will be provided.

On the same day, the movie will have a special outdoor screening as the closing activity of the "Bangkok Theatre Festival 2020 (BTF 2020)", in front of the art centre at 6.30pm. There is no admission fee.

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