Mahajanaka research week at DanceXchange

Neon Dance have been in the studio at DanceXchange, Birmingham this week working alongside Producer / Composer Sebastian Reynolds and renowned Thai dance artist Pichet Klunchun

In May 2016, with the support of British Council and Arts Council England's Artist International Development Fund, Sebastian Reynolds and Neon Dance choreographer Adrienne Hart travelled to Bangkok to research Thai dance and music traditions within the context of Buddhist Jataka mythology. 

The creative duo have since secured funding from Arts Council England, Oxford Dance Forum, Kickstarter and support in kind from SOAS and DanceXchange to invite Pichet Klunchun over to the UK. A research week at Dancexchange enabled the team to work collaboratively to develop a new, bilingual musical and movement based language to tell the story of Mahajanaka, one of the great myths of the ancient world. 

Images and a video by Oliver Holms, documenting the making process, coming soon...