Steeped in tradition, Likay is a popular form of folk dance performed in Thai theatres. A Likay performance features amazing, brightly colored costumes, and Likay troupes tell the tales of bygone eras with an emphasis on fun! Improvision plays an important part in generating the humor and mirth Likay is renowned for, and actors and actresses sing storylines to the accompaniment of a traditional Thai classical music played by a orchestra using traditional Thai instruments. Frankly, nothing is more Thai than Likay, but in a modern era, a new production is forcing Likay into a new dimension!
“The Island of Slaves” is a comedy by Pierre Carlet De Chamblain De Marivaux about servants and masters. Set on a desert island where a group of runaway slaves established a democracy one hundred years previously, castaways Iphicrate and servant Arlequin find themselves shipwrecked on the island, and have to engage in some role reversal with hilarious consequences. Although delightfully European, the comedy has been reinterpreted in its entirety as a traditional Thai Likay performance!
The Niran Anchalee Likay Company will perform The Island of Slaves tonight (Wednesday 9 May 2007) and Saturday 12 May 2007 at the Auditorium of Alliance Francaise in Bangkok. Performed in Thai, English and French subtitles will also be available for the audience. Tickets for the performance cost 250 Baht for Alliance Francaise members and students and 500 Baht for nonmembers.
50 Baht for Alliance Francaise members and students and 500 Baht for nonmembers.
Alliance Francaise Bangkok
29, Sathorn Tai Road
Tel: (662) 670 42 40 (Thai) (662) 670 42 41 (French / English)
For further information please contact:
Ms. Myrtille Tibayrenc
Tel. : 02 670 42 24
Fax : 02 670 42 25
Tel. : 02 670 42 31
Fax. : 02 679 20 55