To continue the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Thavorn Hotels & Resorts and to see the launch of our latest promotion ‘ Friends of Thavorn ‘ on the 1st March 2011 we held the first “Friends of Thavorn Prize draw Reception” at Thavorn Palm Beach & Resort (TPB).
The ‘Ramayana’ was introduced throughout South East Asia during the Indianization of the region, which can explain why many countries in the area including Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia show Hindu influences in their dance, architecture, arts and so forth.
The performance shows Hanuman’s (the king-god of the apes) pursuit of Benyakai’s (a demoness) love. The costumes are elaborately gold and colourful, movements are swift and harmonious with a delicate tone and gesture.
Serng Krapo (Coconut Dance)
‘Krapo’ is the word for coconut in the Northeastern dialect. The dance shows the activities of a group of young girls from the Isan province in North-eastern Thailand. The dancers hold two coconut shells, shaking them, tossing them or tapping them lightly. This dance is often accompanied by the sound of the ‘ Pong lang ‘, a traditional Thai instrument that looks like an upright xylophone, made of strips of wood.
The dancers wear traditional Thai costume, for the women a tight-fitting open necked blouse and breast cloth and lower garments called ‘Jongkraben’, swept-back hair with flower decoration and other accessories. The men wear a short-sleeved silk shirt with a breast cloth and ‘Jongkraben’.
Stay posted, for details of my favourite part of the night – the delicious authentic Thai food!
Gadis Wijaya ^^ (Marketing Mgt Trainee)