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Bangkok’s 16th International Festival of Dance and Music Closes its Curtains with Classic and Stunning Performances






Thunderous applause reverberated throughout 21 performances of 16 remarkable shows at Thailand Cultural Centre recently. Extravagance abounded, with charming vocals, choreographies, stories, productions, costumes and the multi-talents of world-renowned artists all on show. 

The performances had been specially selected to sprinkle the glamour of performing arts and music for both Thai and foreign fans.  Not only were the audiences filled with good impressions, but they were also inspired by incredible dances and music from numerous countries and cultures.

This year’s festival can be considered a big success, and it raised its curtain with the exceptional opera, Don Giovanni, followed by orchestras led by three maestros, including Giuseppe Sabbatini, Sir Roger Norrington and Zubin Mehta, along with many other concerts and contemporary dances.  In addition, the finale showcased Germany’s most famous performance, the classical ballet, Onegin, by the Stuttgart Ballet. 

All were well appreciated by the members of the audience.

Throughout the two months tickets were much in demand, often running out before some people could get their hands on them.  However, the public figures and celebrities in the photos below did not miss Asia’s greatest arts and cultural entertainment.  They included Ma Ornapa Krisadee, Ploy Panita Sornthaiteva, Pracha Hetrakul, and Suwat Liptapanlop, to name but a few.

Top dance and music performances by leading international artists will be on show in Bangkok again next year!