Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; a different kind of holiday performance
Charlie, played by Nathrada Papernon, as she
discovers the winning golden ticket.
By Shana Kongmun
Sangdao Performing Arts School students took to the stage for a
dance performance of the popular children’s classic Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Kids took center stage
in the first half as the story unfolded in the sweet shop, with children
performing as marshmallow treats, cotton candy and bubble gum. This was
followed by the winners of the prized golden ticket; Augustina Gloop
played by Chelsea Moore, Michel Teavee played by Teerisara Boontang,
Violet Beauregarde played by Narissa Thitasuta and the very spoiled rich
kid Veruca Salt played by Dacey Leutwiler. The first act ended with the
poor Charlie Bucket finding the final golden ticket, played by Nathrada
Dacey Leutwiler as Veruca Salt and Michel
Teavee played by Teerisara Boontang as they fight over who goes to
Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
The second act saw the winning children perform in Willie Wonka’s
Chocolate Factory with Willie Wonka played by Michael Allman. Everyone
knows that the four greedy children end up disqualified due to their
greed and the poor but kind Charlie inheriting the factory from Willie
Wonka, but the dance performances from the students really made the
show. The varied music and dance styles offered entertainment with a
twist. The arrangement of this classic story in dance was thanks to
Sophathai Kanthatham and Glenn van der Hoff, whose dedication to dance
was clear in the performances of their students.
Chiang Mai Rajabhat University to celebrate 90th anniversary
Vice President of Chiang Mai Rajabhat
University Assistant Professor Sukanya Khamnuansakunee announced the
student and alumni party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the
school’s founding to be held on December 6, 2014.
Chiang Mai Rajabhat University (CMRU) will hold a celebration of
the 90th anniversary of the school’s founding on December 6, 2014 at the
football field at the university. Assistant Professor Sukanya
Khamnuansakunee, Vice President of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
invited all alumni and students as well as members of the public to
celebrate it’s founding in 1924. The university started as a Teacher
Training College before transforming into Rajabhat Institute and the
University, producing graduates who serve society and the country.
The 90th anniversary party will be held at 6 p.m. at the university and
will offer social dances, performances by guest artists and a lucky
draw. A fund will be set up from a portion of the 350 baht tickets to
fund student activities at the school. In addition to parking at the
school there will be a shuttle from Tesco Lotus Khamtieng.
Payap University holds 37th commencement ceremony
Payap University held the 37th commencement ceremony at Mae Khao Campus on
November 15, 2014. The ceremony was presided over by Asst. Prof. Dr.
SompanWongdee, President of Payap University, who welcomed Chiang Mai Deputy
Governor Navin Sintusa-ard who expressed his congratulations to the school
on the event.
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“That was great, the speakers were so inspiring” said one Prem
student who attended the event. The TEDxYouth event was held at
the Faculty of Business Administration at Chiang Mai University
on November 16, 2014 and was sponsored by Creative Chiang Mai,
Microsoft Thailand, Chiang Mai University Science & Technology
Park, Chiang Mai University, British Council, Livebox, Mycos,
Academy Education USA, CNX Creative, and many others. Student
presenters spoke on creating applications for mobile phones to
teaching kids to use creativity, bold thinking and optimism to
dream of the future. The event saw nearly 500 people take part
as part of the TEDxYouth 2014 global event. These students came
from schools all over Chiang Mai to listen to creative and
inspiring student speakers.