Saturday, December 30, 2006

THAI ENTERTAINMENT - APRIL 1983

STROLLING IN BANGKOK


"DANCES at lunch time: The Oriental"


"SOMEHOW LOST, somewhere in Charoen Krung Road - «Where Memories Remain Alive». One should better avoid walking from the Oriental to Wat Phra Kaew; BKK maps were not good enough, road names are unreadable, and the confusion is enormous..."


"PATTAYA - Nothing particularly interesting, and actually looking somehow a huge mega-brothel avant la lettre..."



"CORAL ISLAND - Nice beach and some corals to be seen!"


"RETURN to Pattaya was a bit turbulent, as the wind start blowing and the sea became too rough for the small boat. Anyhow, we managed to get back to Bangkok safe and sound!"


"THAI MUSIC"


"THAI DANCE, Part One! Thai dance - classical or folk - is the main form of dramatic art in Thailand. Thai classical include Khon, Lakhon, and Fawn Thai. Khon is performed by troupes of non-speaking dancers, the story being told by a chorus at the side of the stage"





"THAI DANCE, Part Two! Lakhon includes folk tales and Jataka stories. Dancers are usually female and perform as a group rather than representing individual characters. Fawn Thai dance includes usually five different dances: Candle, Finger nail, Scarf, Butterfly and Happy"

1 comment:

Lawstude said...

wow. so much has changed but the tuk-tuks are still there. thank u for sharing these 'coz it made me appreciate my travels more. take care.