The new year starts with the second part of the HuaHinFringe Festival 2012. After three successful events last year there are six more performances coming up in January and February at Vic HuaHin. Artists from Israel, England, France and of course Thailand will visit this festival.
The Fringe Festival 2012 will be held at the amazing venue, Vic HuaHin, under the guidance of artistic director KhunPatravadiMejudhon. It is supported by the Office of Contemporary Arts and Culture at the Thai Ministry of Culture.
Returning to the Fringe Festival is Yael Rasooly and the Golden Delicious Theatre from Jerusalem, Israel. The show will feature three object theatre pieces in one evening, January 21st 2012, 7.30 pm.
This performance is supported by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
KhunPatravadi’s own production, “PhraLor” will be performed again on Sunday, 29th January 2012 at 6 pm. It is an epic love story, written in poetic verse by one of the kings during Thailand’s Ayudhya period. Over the centuries there have been many songs composed using the poetry from this book as lyrics. We would like to present some of these in this production, with a new interpretation, featuring a modern generation of artists playing both Thai and Western musical instruments. Written, directed and performed by KhunPatravadi herself.
Another Thai production will be presented on February 4th, 7.30 pm, with B-Floor from Bangkok. “Taste of Curry” combines live music and a story about cooking with a shattering look at life in all kinds of languages: Thai, English, French, Gibberish; and of course physical movement and live music to present the full taste of life!
On February 5th, 2 pm, the Fringe Festival 2012 and the Japan Foundation are proud to present AUN, two outstanding Japanese artists playing traditional instruments and mix them with modern sounds: Taikos (drums), Samisen (string instrument) and Fue (flute).
Our next guest travels from the UK to Thailand to perform his one-man piece “SPACE” on Saturday, February 11th, 7.30 pm. Timothy Mann is an actor, writer, musician and video editor who joined the theatre company Nose2Nose in 2006. He will ask the infinite question, “What is SPACE?”… and maybe also find an answer.
A co-production with the Festival La Fête, Bangkok, will be the final event of the Fringe Festival: “PichetKlunchun and Myself”, performed by the French artist JérômeBel and the Thai dancer PichetKlunchun. We will see a combination of traditional Khon and modern Dance, to close the festival on February 25th 2012, 7.30 pm.
For more information please check www. vichuahin.com. Tickets for the events are available at Vic HuaHin or call for reservations now: 032 827 814-5.