I am ecstatic to share some upcoming projects.
First, Rachel SJ and Thongchai Pimapunsri (both of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand's renowned dance-movement theatre troupe and the latter also a founder of Bangkok's Splashing Theatre Company) and Irene Laochaisri will be working on our new production of Doi Nang Non - a dance and puppetry drama juxtaposing Thailand's sleeping beauty myth and the near-tragedy involving a soccer team of twelve young boys. Rachel SJ is our puppetry director and co-producer, I am directing movement and co-producing, and our consultant is Jae Sirikarn Bunjongtad.
Next, I will be off to Holstebro, Denmark, to work alongside my colleague and friend, the Gambuh dance master I Wayan Bawa and renowned director Eugenio Barba at Odin Teatret. I'm one of the lucky few who will get an opportunity to develop my work under the mentorship of these incredible artists - both who have had such a profound influence in my thinking and understanding of theatre-making. We will also be working on Odin Teatret's latest work, The Deafman's House and an untitled project, both directed Eugenio Barba; and we will create a performance with director Carolina Pizzaro for the town and the refugee asylum center as well.
I'll return to South east Asia in April and remain there because on June 27th I will be leading the Avalon International Academy intensive theatre residency for global theatre practices and teaching adaptation, directing, and devised theatre in Bali, Indonesia at my old artistic home, Yayasan Bali Purnati and Ubud Town! You can register for the course here!
On the residency, I will be workshopping theatrical adaptations as well as helping resident artists engage with Balinese artists and performances. It's an intense, but life-changing opportunity!