Piazzolla&18Monkeys

Mythology from the East and music from the West meet in this prodigious intercultural piece in which Thai traditional mask dancers illustrate an epic story to the rhythm of tango by Astor Piazzolla, the world’s foremost composer of tango music. 

Debuted as Monos in 2010, this piece has been revisited after Jitti Chompee and his 18Monkeys Dance Theatre was invited to work with the jazz band Escalandrum, led by Daniel Piazzolla, Astor’s grandson, and it was premiered at Teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires in 2015.

In this performance at the Neilson Hays Library, dancers will share the stage with a live music trio, including the Argentinian bandoneonist Daniel Ruggiero, that will perform the most extensive Astor Piazzolla’s music repertoire in Bangkok to date. 

Performers: Anucha Sumaman, Benjamin Tardif, Dovydas Strimaitis and Sukadeva Joshua Horn

Musicians: Daniel Ruggiero – Piano, Tasana Nagavajara – Violin, Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat – Violoncello

Direction and Choreography: Jitti Chompee

Costume Designer: Anurak Thangsomboon

Still Photographer: Boaz Zippor

Lighting: Jirach Eaimsa-ard

Music: Astor Piazzolla

Duration: 50 mins

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