18 Monkeys

18 Monkeys

As Rama’s soldier, Kasorntamala has to be loyal to his duty even though it means him fighting with Mungornkan, whom he has taken an oath to be best friends with for life. At the same time, as a friend, he cannot betray Mungornkan. This dilemma leads to Kasorntamala’s great sacrifice in conducting the battle by Rama’s side, but in the end throwing himself into Rama’s arrow to receive the deadly blow together with Mungornkan. Is this sacrifice made only because of Kasorntamala’s loyalty both to his duty and friendship, or are there other factors?

Artists Anucha Sumaman, Klittin Kiatmetha and Benjamin Tardif
Costume Designer Anurak Thangsomboon
Still Photographer Boaz Zippor
Lighting Jirach Eaimsa-ard
Music Astor Piazzolla and Escalandrum

Photos by Boaz Zippor

18 Monkeys in Argentina
On 4, 5 and 6 September 2015 18 Monkeys Dance Theatre has performed the piece 18 Monkeys with live music by Escalandrum. This great collaboration took place at Theatre San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The press about this performance:
18 Monkeys, universalidad del arte (martinwullich.com)
Tango tailandés ★★★★ (Noticias de la Semana)