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Vol. XIII No.23 - Sunday November 16, 2014 - Saturday November 29, 2014


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Education
 

A show with a twist, and a difference

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Glen van Der Hoff describes the show
at a recent mini-performance.

By Shana Kongmun
Glenn Van der Hoff is the artistic director and mind that felt Sangdao Performing Arts School students would enjoy stretching their legs and wings to perform the first dance performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Chiang Mai.
Glenn said he felt it was important to stay away from the mainstream, what Bangkok is doing wanting Chiang Mai to offer its own unique shows. He also said it was important that the show that was performed was one that the students could join in and enjoy. The students range in age from three and a half year old to early twenties and one young woman in her early thirties who has a love of dance. Glenn noted that almost all of the Thai students knew the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and we relooking forward to the performance that will be held at Kad Theater on November 23, 2014.
Glenn noted that it was important to focus on the creativity within each child and not push them beyond their abilities but to allow them to grow into those abilities. The show appeals to the fantasy in children and the transformation of this musical into a dance performance allows kids of all ages and levels to take part.
The school and Glenn focus on creativity, fantasy, and emphasize the fact that each child is unique and each has their own individual approach. Focusing on technical skills does not take into account that dance is a tool for the kids to express themselves. Each child has a different physicality and Glenn pointed out that the school must pay attention to that. The school assesses each child and does not force them into positions, which Glenn pointed out was the old way of teaching dance.
There are one hundred students taking part in the dance performance and Glenn noted that extras and some key male roles needed filling. Proceeds from the performance will be donated to three separate foundations including an orphanage in Chiang Dao and a foundation that assists kids affected by HIV/AIDS. Sponsors interested in helping cover costs are welcome to get in touch with Sangdao School. Tickets will be on sale at Sangdao Performing Arts School on the Hang Dong Road and at Kad Suan Kaew. Famed singer Nop Ponchamni will be joining the event to lend his support and meet with VIP guests.


New library for German Christian School

TFrom left) David Nescholta (Chairman of the School Board), Rainer Becker (Director of the Marburger Mission), Ajarn Sayam Muangsak (General Secretary of the Church of Christ in Thailand), the German Ambassador in Bangkok Rolf Schulze, Annette Severy (Culture and Press Consultant of the German Embassy in Bangkok), Bastian Liebold (Headmaster of CDSC), Hagen Dirksen (German Honorary Consul in Chiang Mai), and Joerg Buck (director of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce).

By Shana Kongmun
The German Christian School of Chiang Mai or CDSC opened a new administrative building and library on Friday, October 31, 2014. The German government donated 26 million baht to the school through the German Embassy in Bangkok for the construction of the new building. The building will allow the school to have both German and Thai administration and school management under the same roof. Additionally the new building holds a library, conference rooms and more classrooms for the growing school.
The school received an award for excellence for German schools abroad at the opening that was also attended by Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai and her son Pakinai na Chiang Mai. German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen was joined by members of the German community, parents and students at the opening ceremony which included performances from students and congratulatory speeches from the Ambassador and the General Secretary of the Church of Christ in Thailand.


Chiang Mai students meet with overseas schools

Mentor International held an education fair at Shangri La Hotel on Tuesday November 4, 2014. The Mentor Study World was part of the International Education Fair 2014 where 32 different educational facilities came to meet with high school and university students interested in studying abroad. Representatives from thirty two educational institutions from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia were on hand to meet with students and help them determine which school and location best suited them. Here Ian Bushnell an educational consultant with Mentor International chats with one of the school representatives at the start of the fair.


World Federation of the Deaf RS Asia Youth Camp held in Chiang Mai

The 7th World Federation of the Deaf RS Asia Youth Camp saw youth from 16 nations visit Chiang Mai, enjoying its cultural and natural attractions as well as building relationships and expanding their knowledge and learning.

Nopniwat Krailerg
The 7th World Federation of the Deaf RS Asia Youth Camp was held in Chiang Mai from November 2 to 7, 2014 and the opening ceremony, which was held at the Amora Tha Pae Hotel, was presided over by Mayuree Yoktree, Head of the Chiang Mai Provincial Office of Social Development and Human Security.
The Youth Camp was held under the theme “Human rights of Asian Deaf Youth” and saw sixty three members of the camp from sixteen countries including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. The first Youth Camp was held in 1999 in Malaysia and since then has been hosted by New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Macau and South Korea. The idea came from seeing a meeting of deaf youth at the international level working together to forward rights for the deaf. Organizers determined to hold something Asia specific and the camp is now held every two years.
The camp is held to build partnerships among young deaf people in Asia, provide cultural exchanges and learning, and offer deaf youth the vision and connections to develop as leaders in their nations. The camp included many activities such as learning activities from guest speakers on Thai deaf history and Thai sign language research history, the development of deaf people in Thailand, rights of deaf youth in Asia. The participants also had historical tours visiting the city’s museums, a field trip to Mae Sa Elephant Camp and a visit to Phu Ing Fah Resort. , show of reflect the rights of young deaf in Asia, Thailand cultural historical tour at the Three Kings Monument at the Three Kings Monument, field trip at Mae Sa Elephant Camp, and leaning activities at Phu Ing Fah Resort.


Chiang Mai Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Suite gala performance

The Chiang Mai Ballet, headed by M.L. Preeyapun Sridhavat, held their annual gala performance of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker and the Beauty of the Four Regions of Siam performances, with many performances in traditional style dress as well as tutus and western costumes. The students from the Chiang Mai Ballet held two performances; a noon performance and the afternoon performance attended by many local and visiting dignitaries as well as parents, kids and budding ballerinas.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story] :

A show with a twist, and a difference

New library for German Christian School

Chiang Mai students meet with overseas schools

World Federation of the Deaf RS Asia Youth Camp held in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Suite gala performance

 


 



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