Pichet Klunchun: I Am A Demon

Contemporary dance|Ethnic & Folk Dance

After his master’s death the pupil had only one question: ”How to become a perfect demon?” World famous Thai contemporary artist and choreographer Pichet Klunchun will perform his solo ”I Am A Demon” in Helsinki.

Thai contemporary dance performed in Helsinki

After his master’s death the pupil had only one question: ”How to become a perfect demon?” World famous Thai contemporary artist and choreographer Pichet Klunchun will perform his solo ”I Am A Demon” in Helsinki.

In his solo performance Klunchun deconstructs the tradiotional structures of Thai Khon dance step by step to find the answer, to become the demon character. He starts with disciplined training that makes the demon’s bodily structure manifest in his body. Then the demon’s feelings and emotions are revealed. Finally there are more answers than questions. We find out, what it can mean to be Thai, and what the art of Khon really is.

The most important result however, is the happiness that springs from finding again a connection with a beloved person through the performance. Klunchun created his solo in the memory of his master Chaiyot Khummanee. The performance tells us about transmitting artistic practice from one generation to the next.

Pichet Klunchun

Pichet Klunchun builds bridges between the language of classical Thai dance and the contemporary world. He has trained classical Thai masked dance Khon since he was 16 years old.

Well known both in his own coutry and abroad, choreographer Pichet Klunchun uses the methods of classincal thai dance in his work alongside contemporary dance techniques. After working in America and Europe he founded Pichet Klunchun Dance Company that creates artistically ambitious performances and trains young professional dancers with strong skills in classical Thai dance.

Klunchun has created many internationally acclaimed choreographies for his own dance company. He has also collaborated with many renown contemporary dance and theatre artists such as Jérôme Bel and Toshiki Okada.

Pichet Klunchun: I Am A Demon

17.4. klo 19:00

Tickets: 20 € / 25 €

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Unioninkatu 45 LH 1-2 / Siltavuorenranta 18, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

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Siltavuorenranta 18, Helsinki

17.4.2019

19:00