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Period:22 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016

Address:12/2, Soi Sathon 1, Rama IV Rd., Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Tel:+66819696160

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Dancer and choreographer Jitti Chompee will present Red Peter, a contemporary performance that touches on his exploration of freedom by experimenting with the dynamic of inner and outer space of the human body, at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Sathon 1, on Sept 22-25 at 7.30pm.

It is based on Franz Kafka’s Ein Bericht Fur Eine Akademie (A Report To An Academy) in which the protagonist, Red Peter, describes his loss of true freedom in the midst of gaining acceptance and recognition in the human world. Animalism, absurdity and evolution are corresponding concepts that prevail in this short story written nearly a century ago.

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Kafka short story explored through dance

Dancer and choreographer Jitti Chompee will present Red Peter, a contemporary performance that touches on his exploration of freedom by experimenting with the dynamic of inner and outer space of the human body, at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Sathon 1, on Sept 22-25 at 7.30pm.

It is based on Franz Kafka’s Ein Bericht Fur Eine Akademie (A Report To An Academy) in which the protagonist, Red Peter, describes his loss of true freedom in the midst of gaining acceptance and recognition in the human world. Animalism, absurdity and evolution are corresponding concepts that prevail in this short story written nearly a century ago.

As Red Peter draws from many elements of the ape’s journey of learning to behave like a human, the audiences will be challenged to explore other interpretations Jitti will present through movement creation and choreography.

The abstract architecture of the bare human bodies in Berlinde De Bruyckere’s sculptures, which still resemble natural human positions, and Picasso’s cubist paintings are the major sources of inspiration that take Jitti to experiment with creating distorted images to trigger various feelings and associations in the audience.

The performance premiered at Korzo Theatre in The Hague of the Netherlands in June and features khon-trained Canadian performer Benjamin Tardif.

Tickets cost 800 baht (350 baht for students). For reservations, email 18monkeysdancetheatre@gmail.com or call 081-969-6160.

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12/2, Soi Sathon 1, Rama IV Rd., Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

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