Browsing Conference Papers by Author "Arunwadi Leewananthawet"
JUST Dance: The Dance for Justice. A Study to Produce a Creative Work of Mae Nak Legend to a Dance Performance Arunwadi Leewananthawet (2016)
This research aims to examine the creative process to recreate a dance performance that has been staged as “a spoken play” from Mae Nak legend named “Mak, Nak and People of Phra Khanong.” The first stage play of “Mak, Nak and People of Phra Khanong” was performed in June 2015, at Assumption University Black box Theatre and at the Prague Quadrennial 2015, Czech Republic. The love legend of Mae Nak Phra Khanong was perceived and portrayed as a haunting, revenge and furious ghost story for almost a century. Mae Nak legend has been told and retold ...
Arunwadi Leewananthawet (2016-04)
The love legend of Mae Nak Phra Khanong was perceived and portrayed as a haunting, revenge and furious ghost story for almost a century. In 1999, Nonzee Nimibutr’s version of Nang Nak was claimed as the first version that humanized Mae Nak and depicted tragic aspect of her as a mournful young lady who devoted her life to her husband, a strong stereotype of how Thai girl (in the past) should conduct. However, Nimibutr had also highlighted the aspect of Buddhist Animism that finally ended ‘the life of Mae Nak’ in this story. The truth is Mae ...