Mahajanaka - Dance Drama
A collaboration with music producer Sebastian Reynolds and Thai dance artist Pichet Klunchun
With the support of British Council and Arts Council England's Artist International Development Fund, Neon's Adrienne Hart and Music Producer Sebastian Reynolds travelled to Bangkok, Thailand in May 2016 to research Thai dance and music traditions within the context of Buddhist Jataka mythology. The creative duo have since pulled together a team of collaborators to embark on new work 'Mahajanaka'.
Research week at DanceXchange, Birmingham (UK)
Images by Oliver Holms
Mahajanaka is a collaborative new work by producer and composer Sebastian Reynolds with choreography and direction from Neon's Adrienne Hart. Mahajanaka features the renowned Thai dance artist Pichet Klunchun; Bristol based contemporary dance artist Tilly Webber; Bangkok musician and composer Pradit Saengkrai and musician/academic Great Lekakul (SOAS university, London). The project has received research support from Dr Sarah Shaw (UK) and Arthid Sheravanichkul (TH).
We presented a work in progress sharing at DanceXchange in Birmingham on Friday 14th October 2016 and we're planning further project development in 2017. Listen to a track from the making process below; work in progress video footage coming soon.