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Due to adverse weather, "No.60: Back to Basic" of SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts 9 October 2021 3pm & 8pm performances have been cancelled. Details of ticketing arrangements are as follows:
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Ticket exchange: Ticket holders can attend the 10 October 2021 5pm (Sun) performance with the original ticket of 9 October 2021 3pm or 8pm. Limited exchangeable tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis due to the limit of maximum capacity of venue;
Ticket refund: Keep the original ticket intact for the refund arrangement from 18 October to 5 November 2021 at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre. Visitor Centre opens daily from 10am to 8pm.
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Ticket exchange: Ticket holders will be individually contacted to choose attending the 10 October 2021 5pm (Sun) performance; exchanges must be the same as the previous purchase in terms of quantity and ticket type. Limited exchangeable tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis due to the limit of maximum capacity of venue;
Ticket refund: If ticket exchange has not been arranged before 5pm 10 October 2021 (last session of the programme), a full refund will be issued with art-mate.net to PayMe, Paypal or credit card account (used for payment) with no extra handling charge, within October 2021.
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Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Deconstructing the Tradition Transforming the Body Giving Life to Culture
Contemporary Dance Lecture Performance No. 60: Back to Basic
Khon, one of Thailand’s crowning and scared artistic treasures, is the dance theatre that combines elements including dance, drama, music, poetry, and shadow play into an art form traditionally performed in the royal courts.
Pichet Klunchun, one of Thailand’s greatest masters of Khon but also arguably one of its most maverick artists, had been unwavering in his effort to unveil the mystery of the traditional Thai dance. Seeking to infuse the classical Thai dance language with contemporary sensibility while preserving its essence, Klunchun focused on the classic Thai dance canon Theppanom which consists of 59 interconnected core poses and movements fundamental for Thai dancers to master. A culmination of 20 years of work and research, Klunchun constructed “No. 60” that espouses a new set of philosophies and principles to help dancers of all backgrounds understand the entire system of movement central to classical Thai dance. The eponymous performance premiered in 2020 to critical acclaim.
In No. 60: Back to Basic, Klunchun will lead four Hong Kong dancers from different disciplines in training and an exploration that transcends culture and countries. Through a lively combination of demonstration and lecture, Klunchun contemplates on the meaning of maintaining the artistic legacy and its transformation. No. 60: Back to Basic breaks the conformity and translates the spirit of Khon into the contemporary context, allowing Hong Kong dancers to showcase their uniqueness through deconstructing the fundamental Khon techniques.
Artistic Director, Choreographer and Narrator: Pichet Klunchun (Thailand)
Assistant to Choreographer: Kornkarn Rungsawang
CG Artist: Jaturakorn Pinpech
Music and Sound Designer: Zai Tang
Dancers: Kammy Lau, King Lo, Natalie Mak, Terry Tsang
• Performed in English with Cantonese simultaneous interpreting. No surtitles.
• Recommended for ages 6 and above
• No latecomers will be admitted
• Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats
• Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
• The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures