Title: “Nandopananda” – Process of Performance Rehearsal for the Creation of Contemporary Performing Arts
Stream: Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Mutjarin Ittiphong, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Pawaris Mina, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Nattaporn Sathitwarathorn, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Nanthopananthasuttra Kham Luang is Buddhist literature that Prince Thammathibet Chaiyachet Suriyawong wrote in 1736 B.E. from the Nanthopanathapakorn scripture that Phra Buddhasiri originally composed in Pali. It is considered one of the valuable pieces of literature of the Ayuthaya period that represents the poetic genius of Prince Thammathibet, the writer who had composed this piece of writing by blending multiple languages, including Thai, Pali, Sanskrit, and Khmer, into a descriptive Rai Boran or ancient verses.
This ‘Samud Thai’ Book was listed as Thailand’s documentary heritage on the Memory of the World Project by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015. Nanthopananthasuttra Kham Luang is an intangible cultural heritage that reflects a unique national identity and pride that has long been inherited from the ancient civilisation.
Inspired by Nanthopananthasuttra Kham Luang, “Nandopananda” has been transformed into a contemporary performing art and lived on stage on February 11, 2022, at Songpol Theatre, Silpakorn University. The creative research methodology as practice as research (PaR), conducts innovative performing arts knowledge through practicing and sharing the performing arts knowledge systemically. It could build and define performing arts techniques from practice to communicate to the audience.
The achievement that came from the creativity of this one-piece performing art had been obtained from the synthesis of knowledge using various acting techniques that were cultivated from the rehearsal process.
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