Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A Thai Archaeological Dance

The Sri Vichai Dance
7 Nov 2014 | From Film of Thailand

Sri Vijayan dance (Srivichai Dance) is a reconstructed dance derived from the archaeological reliefs ruins of the Sri Vijayan Kingdom. This is a very ancient dance which flourished from the 8th through the 13th centuries. Its influence extended all the way from Southern Thailand through the Straits of Malacca all the way to Java. The original dance is believe to be from 1,000 years ago.

The choreography is based on imagess on the great stupa of Borobudo in Central Java and other artifact of the Srivijaya period. The melody was also composed in Javanese style.The colors, black, red, and green are characteristic of Southern Thailand. The head-dress is called a Krabang Naa.

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