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November 27, - December 3, 2007



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A Gap in Generations - entwining stories of young loves, quests to recapture youth,and mistaken identities

Stylish tips for northern hairdressers

The Lanna Fantasy comes to Chiang Mai

A Gap in Generations - entwining stories of young loves, quests to recapture youth, and mistaken identities

Members of the Chiang Mai Project, (l-r) Sawanee Utoomma, Aquila Holmes, Vichapon Diloksambanch, Korjai Quiwatanapong, Allison Page, Zach Nesmith, Tim Jaeger, Howard Graves, Freya Fennwood, Meeber Laesoch, Khomsam Manketkit, Susan Yawman. Sofia Christine Prins, Sherie Guilliat (producer) Danielle Ozymandias and Jeremiah Liend

Rehearsing for the big show.

The Chiang Mai Project is a Cultural Exchange between actors, artists and musicians in the US and Chiang Mai Thailand. The Company, which will consist of actors, artists and musicians from North America and actors and students from Thailand, will perform a comedy in the style of Commedia dell’arte, entitled A Gap in Generations. All proceeds will go to the Vieng Ping Children’s Home in Maerim and the Elephant Hospital in Lampang.
The Center for the Promotion of Arts and Culture at Chiang Mai University has graciously agreed to host the event.
A Gap in Generations, by Jerry Blunt and The Affamati Company – is a comedy
farce presented in the style of Commedia dell’arte and set in 16th Century Bologna, providing entwining stories of young loves, quests to recapture youth, and mistaken identities.
Performances are at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 29 Thursday (opening night), Friday November 30, Saturday December 1, Sunday December 2 (final performance)
Tickets are 200B and 80B for students can be purchased at the door. For information Contact: U.S.-Sherie Guilliat: [email protected]
The Center for the Promotion of Arts and Culture at Chiang Mai University is located at: 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang, Chiang Mai. At the corner of Suthep and Canal Road signs will be posted to direct quests to parking lot. Directions – continue along the canal road, just before the Suthep intersection there is a small turning the cross roads on the left hand side.

 

Stylish tips for northern hairdressers

Fashion experts demonstrate the fine art of hairdressing.

Exotic dancers awed the crowd.

The L’Oréal Roadshow arrived in Chiang Mai last week - at the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn. The Theme was Sweet Gourmet. Hairdressers from around Chiang Mai were invited to learn more about the new and exciting products L’Oréal has to offer, with a lesson on cutting, styling, layering and colouring hair from the experts.


The Lanna Fantasy comes to Chiang Mai

Last week the Chiang Mai Mail reporters were invited to a preview of ‘The Lanna Fantasy’, which will open on 1st December in Chiang Mai. The venue, located at Khum Kham Theatre behind Carrefour on the Superhighway, is decorated in Northern Thai style and seats 220 people. It was formally an elegant ballroom.

There is a large carport with plenty of attendants. Guests are greeted with Lanna Style dancing as soon as they arrive. They are then ushered into the Khum Kham Theatre. Doors open at 7pm. There is a set menu of traditional northern Thai food which is served throughout the performance which commences at 7.45pm.
The show gets underway with a loud drum display. It depicts the history of Chiang Mai. Starting with the Three Kings who met in Chiang Mai over 700 years ago. King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai along with this contemporary and reportedly good friend King Ramkamhaeng of Sukothai and King Ngam Muang from Payao. There are processions of each King and their attendants from different parts of the theatre onto the main stage.
This is followed by the Burmese King Hongsawadee (Bureang Nong) who invaded the Lanna Kingdom. This show included many sword fights from energetic young men. There is a traditional Rammakien (Ramayana) show featuring Phra Lux and Phra Ram.
Throughout the show there was lavish and colourful costumes depicting the various eras of Chiang Mai. The show runs until approximately 9.15. To reserve seats Tel. 053-304-121 (English spoken) or www.lannafantasy.com (Thai language)



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