International Festival of Dance and Music Returns to Bangkok, Thailand!
Bangkok’s International Dance Festival will return in September. Prepare for two weeks of vibrant and exciting dance, musical, and full band orchestra performances from 9 countries.
Balletomanes will enjoy six performances from Russia, France and Germany. The highlight will be Russia’s award-winning Ekaterinburg Ballet, which will perform “Katya and the Prince of Siam,” a performance based on the life of a prince dispatched by King Rama V to cement the ties between Russia and Siam. The performance combines Thai classical dance with ballet choreographed by Vasily Medvedev of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Ballet classics such as “Cinderella,” “Le Corsaire,” and “Spartacus” will be performed by Russian ballet companies. Moreover, the world renowned Stuttgart Ballet from Germany will bring joy and laugher with their rendition of “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Accompanying the classics are the Antonio Andrade Flamenco Company’s exciting “Carmen,” mysterious “Torera,” and one of the greatest musicals, “West Side Story.” A contemporary ballet version of “Beauty and the Beast” will warm your heart.
On the musical side, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) will each be majestically performing some of the greatest classics: “Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C-sharp minor” and “Symphony No. 9 in E minor.” SPO will also feature the outstanding Lu Siqing, the first Asian winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition.
Rounding up the enjoyment comes the “World of Wonders” magic show by Peter Marvey and Flying Superkids acrobat troupe that will leave you astonished by their gravity-defying antics.
Tickets range from 1,000 baht to 5,500 baht. The schedule and more information are available online.
The festival will take place Sept. 11 to Oct. 19 in the main hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre. A free shuttle bus service is available from 5:30pm to 7pm on performance dates from MRT Thailand Cultural Center exit No.1
The festival is perfect for all ages. Grab tickets and an arts-loving friend to attend the memorable performances throughout September and October.
For schedules, tickets, and more information visit the website of Bangkok’s International Dance Festival.