Alumni Events

Pichet Klunchun Dance Company “Dancing with Death”

Performance / Taiwan
August 26, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Cloud Gate Theater No. 36, Ln. 6, Sec. 1, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25172, Taiwan

Dancing with Death

One of the most exciting choreographers in Asia today, Pichet Klunchun is internationally acclaimed for his contemporary works developed from classical Thai dance. Inspired by a carnival "Phita Khon" that celebrates death from the northeastern Thailand, Pichet transforms Dancing with Death into a dance that is exuberant and spiritual. "I want to show that death is beautiful," said Pichet. With dancers covered with colorful strips, whirling and running on a high-raised loop, audience is transported to a world of ecstasy. Here death is not feared but celebrated, and dance is free, fluid and organic in expression. 

Grantees: Kornkarn Rungsawang, Pichet Klunchun