BANGKOK — Russian ballet troupes will fly in to show their steps in Bangkok along with talented performers from around the world at this year’s International Festival of Dance and Music.
The month-long festival returns for its 19th edition with 13 shows from nine nations.
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.
The original Broadway choreography of Jerome Robbins’ “West Side Story” will be performed along with two Spanish Flamenco dance shows in “Carmen” and “Torera.”
Classical music lovers can take in the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra.
Those who believe in or just enjoy magic can catch Peter Marvey’s “Wow: World of Wonders” from Switzerland, while children can have fun watching award-winning Danish acrobats and gymnasts known as the “Flying Superkids.”
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