Fringe Festival 2011 at VIC Hua Hin starts from Saturday 29th January to saturday 12 March 2011. For reservation at VIC Hua Hin please call 032827815.
For the first time, Patravadi Theatre’s Fringe Festival will cover not
only one city but two! Fringe Festival 2011 will take place in Bangkok
and Hua Hin from 29 January to 17 March, at both Patravadi Theatre and
Vic Hua Hin.
Organized by Patravadi Theatre and Vic Hua Hin, and supported by the
Office of Contemporary Arts and Culture, Ministry of Culture of
Thailand, this year’s Fringe Festival does not boast to be big, but
small and beautiful. Creative events of performances and films are
invited from both overseas and Thailand to join this annual platform
of creative artistry.
The festival will begin with American physical comedienne Hilary
Chaplain’s solo performance “A LIFE IN HER DAY”. An original amalgam
of Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin, Hilary Chaplain, with the aid of
objects and puppets, reveals the intimate moments of a Jewish woman
chasing he dream of happy ever after. Hilary’s performance will be
opened with puppeteer Rima Miller’s short performance “INTRODUCTIONS”.
The festival’s biggest sensation, “FAUST – Told in the Best Songs of
Rock and Pop” is from Switzerland. Renowned Swiss actor Daniel Rohr
blends over 40 all-time rock and pop favourites from Louis Armstrong,
Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Doors, to Michael Jackson and
Madonna to retell Goethe’s everlasting love story of Faust. The result
is a perfect concert-and-theatre combo that delivers vibrant live
music, humorous acting and theatrical inspirations that communicate
beyond languages. While the audience will not have difficulty
following journey of the songs, the production will take care of those
who have concern with language by providing Thai and English subtitles
for both its original German version and English version. “FAUST” is
supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Suisse Theatre,
Goethe-Institut Thailand, the Embassy of Switzerland and Swiss School
Fringe Festival has long since pioneered collaboration between Thai
and international artists. This year, Thailand’s most stimulating
physical theatre troupe B-Floor will pair up with Fringe’s favourite
Japanese group Wangnin Bunmei to create a new performance “wanto –
SPACE O DIZZY”. Wangnin Bunmei is known for its creative staging of
music, idiosyncratic butoh style and its zest in engaging the
audience. With B Floor’s taste for open and creative collaboration and
it’s touch on social awareness, the two groups will present the
uniqueness of spaces in cities in their most original imagery weaved
by live music, dance and physical theatre. This collaboration is
supported by Japan Foundation Bangkok.
Another cross-cultural collaboration is “BOW PROJECT 2011”. The Bow
project is a group of dance, music and dance film artists from Europe
and Asia who first met in China and continue to collaborate ever
since. In 2010 they presented “FINAL BOW”, an evening of dance film,
live music and dance at Patravadi Theatre. They will revisit with new
works and new collaboration at the Festival.
From Israel Fringe Festival will host the talented Yael Rasooly’s
“PAPER CUT!”. An award-wining solo performance of paper and object
theatre, “PAPER CUT!” is as imaginative as it is deadly hilarious.
Yael Rasooly transforms herself into a lonely secretary; playing with
cut-outs from old black and white magazines to escape into a world of
glamour and romance, falling into a rendezvous that turns out to be a
Hitchcock nightmare! The performance is supported by the Embassy of
On a more Asian-contemporary note, two works in this region are
presented. Jitti Chompee will re-run his recent success of “18
MONKEYS”, which gracefully fuses the traditions of khon with ballet
and tango against the backdrop of western classical music. A
co-presentation with La Fete, “FANG LAO” by Olé Khamchanla from Cie.
A’corps, is a uniqe and sensitive hip hop dance brings together
dancers narrating their stories and experiences through hip hop, fone
lao (traditional Lao dance) and khon (Thai masked dance). “FANG LAO”
is supported by Culture France.
Apart from performances, two free documentary film screenings will be
held in Bangkok.
“HANDMADE NATION” documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is
capturing the attention of the United States. It is the feature film
debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine
traveled 10 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview
artists, crafters, makers and community members. Levine will appear at
the screening for a post-screening discussion, as well as to conduct a
workshop. The screening of “HANDMADE NATION” is supported by the
Embassy of the United States.
The festival will organize a special preview screening of another
film, “LIVING WITH THE TIGER”, produced and directed by Mike Thomas.
“LIVING WITH THE TIGER” is a feature length film that explores the
lives of the children in Baan Gerda, a small rural Thai village
community that cares for over 80 HIV- infected or –affected children.
Principally told through two of the children over a period of 3 years,
the film captures the highs and lows of their life, and shows their
doubts and uncertainties as well as moments of joy and happiness.
Director Mike Thomas will join in for a post-screening discussion. The
free screening will raise donation to further support the further
distribution of the film.
Tickets of the events for Patravadi Theatre are available at
TOTALRESERVATION.com and its outlet. Booking hotline 02 833 5555.
Tickets of the events for Vic Hua Hin are available at:
Vic Hua Hin: 032 827 814-5
Full details of the Fringe Festival @ Hua Hin are enclosed below:
05 & 12 Feb
||Solo Physical Comedy
A Life In Her Day - Hilary Chaplain (US)
|500B, 400B, 300B
||Live Music + Dance + Physical Theatre
B-Floor Thailand & Wangnin Bunmei (Japan)
||Contemporary Dance Theatre 18 Monkeys
Jitti Chompee Production (Thailand)
||Hip Hop Dance Fang Lao
Cie. A'corps (France-Thailand-Laos)
|600B, 400B, 100B (S)
||Solo Object & Paper Theatre
Paper Cut! Yael Rasooly (Israel)
|500B, 400B, 300B
Reported by Hua Hin News Net
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