Pichet Klunchun 


Choreographer and Dancer
Residency Period: from 9 to 29 March 2017

■Research Outline

Research Theme The Walk
Brief Description of the Research Pichet Klunchun observed Tokyo people’s walking, as a research for a new piece which is going to present at Festival / Tokyo in autumn 2017. He focused on rhythm, patterns and styles in walking and explored the relationships with community and society.


9 March 2017 Arrives in Japan
10 March to 28 March 2017 Observes in Tokyo
Interviews artists and arts managers in Tokyo
Attends theater and dance performances
28 March 2017 Public Talk at Morishita Studio
29 March 2017 Departs Japan

■Public Talk

Date 28 March 2017
Time 19:00-20:30
Place Studio S, Morishita Studio
Title The Walk

Pichet Klunchun gave a presentation on the outcomes of the research in the residency and the ideas of the new piece which is going to present at Festival / Tokyo in autumn 2017.

Pichet Klunchun
Born in Thailand

Pichet Klunchun trained in Thai Classical Mask Dance, Khon, with Chaiyot Khummanee, one of the best Khon masters in Thailand. After receiving his degree in Thai Classical Dance at Chulalongkom University, he started his career as a dancer and choreographer to create works to explore body expression to connect the sense of tradition with contemporary.
He has presented in world-leading festivals including Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zurcher Theater Spektakel and Lincoln Center Festival. He received “Routes ECF Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (2008)”, Chevalier of the French Arts and Literature Order (2012) and the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award (2014).


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