How would you like to spend your evening with a Thai Classical Dance and Dinner tour in the heart of Bangkok? For a truly fabulous Thai experience, all you need to do is simply sit back and enjoy all the trappings of some of the most delicious Thai cuisine coupled with some of Thailand's best traditional dance performances. Does that sound good to you? Well, this is what you can expect.
Not only are you going to feast on Thailand's finest cuisine, you're also going to feast your eyes on the delicate grace and sheer beauty of Thailand's best performing traditional Thai dancers. The performances you are about to witness are both spectacular and mystical and based on stories from classical Thai folklore and literature. The dancers all wear beautifully tailored and traditional costumes with so much colour, you're bound to be bedazzled.
Traditional dance in Thailand highlights the importance of local culture and places considerable awareness in the visual arts arena coupled with a rich variety of spectacular appearances within the Thai cultural arts. These particular art forms are just some of the creative expressions you'll enjoy in this culturally rich Asian country.
The Thai classical dance and dinner show is usually held at the Silom Village Centre in Bangkok. However, sometimes this particular venue may not always be available. If this is the case, you'll be relocated to an alternative address. And there's little need to worry about transport as the show organisers will arrange to pick you up from your hotel.
The dinner and dance performance is set for 8:30 pm in the evening and will last for approximately three hours. All the meals are served at your table and if you should request a vegetarian meal as I did, that too can be arranged by the organisers of the show.
While you'd be able to enjoy all the experiences of the traditional, classic and modern performances at the Silom Village Centre, there are a few other places in Thailand where these and similar performances take place. Besides this dinner and dance here, I saw a great production at Fantasea in Phuket where performing elephants are also on the cards. Don't worry, the elephants at Fantasea are well treated while adding extra excitement to the show.
These amazing and spectacular displays are often referred to as dance-dramas. Khon, Lakhon and Likay are the most popular forms of classical dance-drama in the long tradition of performing arts.
Khon is by far the most popular and preferred form of dance-drama whereby performers wear beautifully hand-crafted masks. The white monkey mask known as Hanuman is one of the most fashionable of all the characters. But because the masks are limited in expression, the focus is concentrated more on the grace and control of the dancer's movements. That is, with a flick of a finger or a foot stamped in anger.
Originally dance-dramas were reserved for royalty only, but now these highly trained masked performers will entertain you with an evening of sheer delight as they reform several episodes from the Ramakien.
The Ramakien dance routine was originally a take on India's Ramayana. The story unfolds about the hero, Prince Rama, who tries desperately to retrieve his abducted wife, Sita, from the ten-faced demon King Totsakan. While some of these episodes can take hours, you need to experience these live presentations for yourself.
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