A World of Dance, Music for 40 Days And Nights in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Canadian jazz musicians, Russian ballet dancers, Chinese acrobats and more performers from around the globe will converge in Bangkok for the International Festival of Dance & Music.

This isn’t a two-day fest. Try 40 days, packed with 17 shows by performing artists from 11 countries.

Flying from Moscow, 90 dancers from the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet will spread their wings in Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” along with 16 other amazing performances, starting in September.

Classical music lovers should prepare their ears for Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest such orchestras in the world. They will perform Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, amongst others.

Award-festooned China National Acrobatic Troupe makes their return, combining acrobatics with dance and drama to celebrate their 55th anniversary.

Tickets for performances range from 600 baht to 4,500 baht. Reserve seats or find more information online.

The festival runs Sept. 8 through Oct. 19. All shows will be in the main hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre, which is easy to find because it has an MRT station named after it. Walk just out exit No. 1, and find a free shuttle bus service 5.30pm to 7pm on the performance dates.