Weighted down by an impossible
choice, King Tosarot, played by drama student Aria Inthavong, succumbs to
the forces that surround him.
Ramakien Remix is a creative student-inspired take on scenes from the
Thai classic. This innovative celebration imaginatively combines music with
moments of high drama, computer graphics with modern dance and
knock-about-comedy with giant puppets. It makes for an eclectic mix designed
up to the challenges that confront him, year 10 drama student Aria Inthavong
presents the role of King Tosarot in the school’s ‘remix’ of the Ramakien.
Screaming monkeys and howling demons; students at Prem have come up with
their own highly original modern take on a Thai classic; ‘Ramakien Remix’.
Striking images of giant demons contrast with lyrical dance performances,
while slapstick physical comedy competes with high-tech computer animations
for the audience attention. Devised, created and performed by the students
themselves, the show is staged on an epic scale, echoing the huge canvas of
the original. This gives scope for art works inspired by the story as well
as opportunities for original music to be composed. It all makes for an
eclectic mix designed to enthrall.
This timeless story of jealousy, banishment and abduction served to inspire
an international group of students and allowed them to respond creatively to
the culture and traditions of the host country.
swirling forces of fate drag King Tosarot down, performed by PTIS year 10
student Aria Inthavong.
Ramakien Remix, the title and theme of this year’s Arts Festival at the Prem
Tinsulanonda International School builds on a tradition of original student
work established last year with collaborative outdoor production of ‘Home’.
This year’s show will be performed in the school’s auditorium on December 8,
2006. The performance starts and lasts 45 minutes.
Title: Arts Festival’06: Ramakien Remix
Venue: Auditorium, Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Date: 8th December, 2006
Time: 7:30 pm
Costs: 50 baht/ticket for adults; 20 baht/ticket for students,
10% discount for groups of 10 or more
(Proceeds from the ticket sale will go towards acquiring additional lighting
Booking Contact: Nopawan Komyoung (Nop) on 053-301500-6 Ext. 5300
Or Email: [email protected]
Notes on the Company
The Prem Tinsulanonda International School is developing a tradition of
innovative performance. The consolidation last year of drama within the
Middle Years Programme in the secondary school was a step towards
introduction of a Theatre Arts course as part of the two-year International
Baccalaureate. The MYP programme, introduced by New Zealander Maurice
Halder, maintains a focus both on performance while also seeking to
introduce students to a wide range of theatrical traditions from differing
cultures. Over the year students take part in a varied programme; from
devising their own mask and movement responses to the comedy of Commedia
Dell’Arte. This is all reflected in this year’s performance, Ramakien Remix.