July 12-14, 2017
Created and performed by Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Pichet Klunchun
Music I Love Thailand by Mocca Garden
Lighting design by Mark Eugster
Unwrapping Culture brings together two exceptional male dance artists: Vancouver’s own Alvin Erasga Tolentino, and Pichet Klunchun, an outstanding exponent of the Thai classical dance style of Khon, who is known internationally for contemporizing this ancient form. Their first collaboration combines the technique, theatricality and storytelling elements of Khon to create a devastating critique of the corruption of authentic Thai culture by the forces of commercialization, in a passionate and bitingly funny duet which immerses the audience in the conflict between traditional and modern.
KW Production Studio
#10 – 111 W Hastings St Vancouver