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The Episode Of Kumbhakarn and the Battle Of Mokasak performance

Period:09 Nov 2013 - 05 Dec 2013

Address:14, Ratchadaphisek Rd., Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand

Tel:+662-262-3456 (Thai Ticket Major)

Service day:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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Culture vultures stand by for another instalment of khon masked dance as the Support Foundation under the royal patronage of Her Majesty the Queen prepares to present Kumbhakarn: The Battle Of Mokasak next month.

Since 2009, the Support Foundation has organised a different episode of khon masked dance every year, starting with Prommas, followed by Nangloi in 2010, Suek Maiyarap in 2011 and Jong Tanon in 2012. This is in accordance with Her Majesty the Queen's desire to preserve the traditional dance art, as well as all the art forms and handicraft techniques that are linked to khon, such as traditional costumes and ornaments, mask making, embroidery, goldsmithing, silversmithing, ornament making and marking-up techniques.

With the overwhelming feedback from previous years, the episode of Kumbhakarn And The Battle Of Mokasak will be the longest performance period ever to ensure fulfilment and enjoyment for the audience.

The Episode Of Kumbhakarn and the Battle Of Mokasak performance by the Support Foundation will be presented from Nov 9-Dec 5, Tuesdays to Sundays, at the Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre. Tickets are available at all branches of Thai Ticket Major or www.thaiticketmajor.com, and are priced at 420, 620, 820, 1,020, and 1,520 baht (120 baht for students).

For more information, visit www.khonperformance.com.

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The spear scene.

Culture vultures stand by for another instalment of khon masked dance as the Support Foundation under the royal patronage of Her Majesty the Queen prepares to present Kumbhakarn: The Battle Of Mokasak next month.

Since 2009, the Support Foundation has organised a different episode of khon masked dance every year, starting with Prommas, followed by Nangloi in 2010, Suek Maiyarap in 2011 and Jong Tanon in 2012. This is in accordance with Her Majesty the Queen's desire to preserve the traditional dance art, as well as all the art forms and handicraft techniques that are linked to khon, such as traditional costumes and ornaments, mask making, embroidery, goldsmithing, silversmithing, ornament making and marking-up techniques.

With the overwhelming feedback from previous years, the episode of Kumbhakarn And The Battle Of Mokasak will be the longest performance period ever to ensure fulfilment and enjoyment for the audience.

The annual performance will also provide an opportunity for young dance students to display their talents and skills. When auditions were first carried out four years ago, only 30 dancers applied. This year, the number has jumped to 500, and judges selected 20 dancers for the phra (male principal), nang (female principal), demon and monkey roles. Not only will they be performing in the student matinees, but in the royal command performance.

Kumbhakarn.

The Battle Of Mokasak is a well-known episode of the Ramakien epic, which embeds a number of moral principles on the triumph of good over evil, and the merit of making sacrifices for others. Scenes that challenge producers technically and artistically include the sharpening of the Mokasak spear, the Vimarn Phraphomathibodee scene with the newly built pavilion, and stopping the Sun Carriage scene with the special effects to create light from the Sun.

The Episode Of Kumbhakarn and the Battle Of Mokasak performance by the Support Foundation will be presented from Nov 9-Dec 5, Tuesdays to Sundays, at the Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre. Tickets are available at all branches of Thai Ticket Major or www.thaiticketmajor.com, and are priced at 420, 620, 820, 1,020, and 1,520 baht (120 baht for students).

_ Usnisa Sukhsvasti


For more information, visit www.khonperformance.com

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