RUAM- ATTA-RAK (Collective Identity)
is the latest work of BCB Contemporary Dance Group and a part of the EVENT/HORIZONS 2021 program which is an open platform to nurture artists’ practices by seeking alternative modes to connect the local and the global, inviting communities to rethink the role of arts in the current challenges posed by the on-going pandemic. This program is founded by Theatre enCorps Collectif, a non-profit organisation in Greece, leading by Ana Sánchez-Colberg. Moreover,
RUAM- ATTA-RAK has been selected to be a part of the Performative Art Project #10 at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
RUAM- ATTA-RAK is a contemporary dance performance with mixed media, using the prime number “13”, the theme from EVENT/HORIZONS 2021 to seek the identity of Bangkok City. Places, stories, events, and/or people located on the route of bus No.13 are fed into the creative processes of local and global artists, participating in the EVENT/HORIZONS 2021, to develop movements and media.
This work presents each artist’s perspective on Bangkok City through their experience of riding the non-air-conditioned red bus No. 13 (Khlong Toei – Huai Khwang) or perceiving stories, and events located along the route. Bus No.13 begins its journey at Khlong Toei, passing through Rama 4 road onto Wireless road then turning to Sukhumvit road towards Ratchaprasong Intersection. It continues passing Pratunam, Din Daeng Flats, before completing its route at Huai Khwang area. The people and places on this route tell many stories of Bangkok reflecting on the past as well as modern transformations of the present. For example, the living conditions of Bangkokkians in the Khlong Toei slum community or Din Daeng Flats scattered with luxurious condominiums in Sukhumvit and Chidlom areas or the fashion wholesale retailers at Pratunam area next to the high-end brands in malls on Sukhumvit road. The few lush greenery of Bangkok can only be found in parks and on the Wireless road, where there are many foreigners’ communities and embassies. Looking back on important events that have occurred, Ratchaprasong area is known for historical activities in both entertainment and political as well as the religious place of sacred warship. The neat beauty assimilated with dirty and chaotic scenery becomes the identity of Bangkok city unlike nowhere else.
It takes less than an hour on bus No.13, but what we saw in such a short time on this route reveals Bangkok in multiple dimensions that Bangkokians, like us, may not have noticed. Some of us have only scratched the surface but yet to explore deeply the diversity that has been a part of Bangkok for centuries. This diversity creates both unique beauties as well as chronic social problems. How do we, as Bangkokkians, view the identity of Bangkok? How do we see the future of Bangkok?
Friday 26 November at 19:00 hrs. (Post Talk)
Saturday 27 November at 14:00 hrs.
Saturday 27 November at 19:00 hrs.
Sunday 28 November at 14:00 hrs. (Post Talk)
General 500 Baht
Student 350 Baht
Thursday 25 November 2021 at 18:30-20:00 hrs.
Sunday 28 November 2021 at 15:30-17:00 hrs.
300 Baht / 1 workshop
A part of Performative Art Project #10 (P.A.P. #10)
will take place in November - January 2022 at Studio, 4th floor and other spaces at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
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