Artists Detail

PICHET KLUNCHUN

Pichet Clunchun is contemporary Thai dance artist who bridges traditional Thai Classical Dance Language with a contemporary sensibility. He pursued theatre, both as a dancer and a choreographer, and earned recognition both domestically and internationally. He used to studied Khon at the Fine Art Department and graduated from the Department of Dance, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University. Clunchun is widely known for his contemporary Khon performance ‘I am a Demon,’ followed by ‘Black & White’ where he recreated Khon heads to contain only black and silver colors while the costumes were simplified to have only a few other essential elements. From 2003 onward, Klunchun founded Pichet Klunchun Dance Company to nurture his dancing career as well as new-generation dancers. He received the Silpathorn Award in 2006 and the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award from the Asian Cultural Council, the United States in 2014. He has traveled the world to perform with his latest work being ‘Dancing with Death’ (2016) inspired by Phi Ta Khon. The show debuted at TPAM in Yokohama before it traveled to different places around the world.