Contemporary performance “Kuang Qi”

15th-17th November 2017

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand and Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) appointed Asst. Prof. Pawit Mahasarinand, head of Department of Dramatic Arts, as advisor to the Minister of Culture for Southeast Asia. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre presented the contemporary performance “Kuang Qi” by M.O.V.E Theatre as an experimental music theatre, a rare performance in Thailand, inspired by Chinese classic literatures, “The Peony Pavillion” and “The Butterfly Lovers,” reinterpreted to contemporary context. The performance combines ancient Chinese opera music “Kunqu” with contemporary western music and Kunqu movement with western contemporary dance.