IDF 2022 concludes its festival programs with a deep gratitude and appreciation towards all involved practitioners – on stage and behind the scenes. The 16th edition of South East Asia’s longest-running festival marks the regeneration of the festival team, from IDF co-founders who have now taken the roles in the Steering Committee, to the young working team led by Ratri Anindyajati as Director.
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“No. 60” is a treatise on Pichet Klunchun’s research over two decades on the language of Thai traditional Khon dance. Stripping the classical form of its face-mask and sequined costume, Pichet scrutinizes the 59 poses and movements in the Theppanom canon which all Thai classical dancers acquire by rote-learning.
Through the choreography work in "Pesona", Eka experiments with exchanging various perspectives and rereading the characteristic elements that also influence the visual sense of pictures taken of the Gong Dayak Kenyah dance.