We tell the stories/ we dance/ we answer/ we look back, across the body heritage of history. What is now on display is the evidence of the mixture of traditions and present-day.
“Rama’s House” begins with a well-known Indian Epic “Ramayana” which has spread throughout Southeast Asia. The project started from the cross-cultural, cross-traditional research by the artistic director of HORSE, CHEN Wu-Kang, and Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun, as the beginning of a three-year project. The two artists walked through the world heritages and studied from the traditional dance masters. In this journey, they have perceived that the extraordinary of the tradition and presentness on lands of each his own. History as such never stops moving forward in the past and in the future.
In 2017, they paced through the monuments and alleys of thousand-years. In 2018, they followed the traditional dance masters of four countries in Southeast Asia. Unveiling the layers of tradition step by step, they are going to present the transformation of tradition through their own experiences nowadays.
In the age of fast-paced world,
we stroll through the traces of history.
lift the arms, stomp out loud
What is the tradition trying to tell us?