Ramayana by Kalakshetra Theatre

Yesterday, I had a chance to watch a marvellous play of the "Ramayana" performed by Kalakshetra theatre and presented by the Embassy of India as a part of Bangkok’s 7th International Festival of Dance and Music at the Thailand Cultural Centre. With a presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the event was even more prestigious and auspicious.

The Ramayana is a well-known Hindu epic originally written in Sanakrit and contained some 24,000 verses in seven volumes. It tells the story of Prince Rama of Ayodhya whose wife, Sita, is abducted by the demon king Ravana from Lanka. Thailand adopted this ancient epic in the name of "Ramakien."

Kalakshetra theatre is one of India’s premier institutions devoted to the performing arts and has been recognised by the Indian parliament as an institution of national importance.

Back to the show, it was presented in the form of a dance-drama employing the classical Indian dance style of "Bharatanatyam." The talented dancers presented wonderful dances supported by live music from Indian musicians and narrators/singers. All in all, the performance was enjoyable and educational. I learned that the story of Ramayana in original version is of great difference from Thai version of the epic. This reflected different ways of thought in the same story.

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2 Responses to Ramayana by Kalakshetra Theatre

  1. Pradt says:

    อ้าว ไม่ได้เจอป๋าอารากอร์นหรือ ไปดูเรื่องเดียวกัน และน่าจะรอบเดียวกันด้วยนะ /members/aragornhappy/ หุหุ

  2. Aragorn says:

    อืม..ท่านซันนี่ก็ไปดูด้วยเรอะนี่…ประทับใจจริงๆขอรับ..กับนาฏลีลาที่ใช้ความสามรถเฉพาะตัวล้วนๆ..ดนตรีแบบภารตะให้บรรยากาศได้ขลังดีเหลือเกิน…ไม่ต้องพึ่งฉากให้อลังการแต่อย่างใด…ด้วยตัวนักแสดงก็สะกดผู้ชมได้นานสองชั่วโมงกว่าทีเดียว…

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