Khon-Thai Classical Masked Dance at the Sala Chalermkrung Rayal Theatre
On the Anspicious Occasion to the Throne, the Sala Chalermkrung Foundation, the Crown Property Bureau and the Tourism Authority of Thailand jointly organized the Khon-Thai Classical Masked Performance entitled Pra Chakrawatan during December 2005 - july 2006 at the sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre.
The Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre now proundly present a new episode of Khon-Masked Dance entitled Hanuman Chankamhaeng, an excerpt from Ramakien story. This performance is also to celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the King s Accession to the Throne. Hanuman is a white monkey warrior, whose duty is to assist the righteous King Rama to fight with the demon King Totsakan. The Hanuman Chankamhaeng performance depicts the life of Hanuman since he was born and became valiant soldier who helped king rama win againt Totsakan, and Hanuman was later promoted. This spectacular episode has 60 performers, with elaborate dress specially designed for this specific dance. It involves highly traditional singing, dancing, acting, acrobatics and music.