On the tightrope

“I personally believe that all branches of the performing arts can be merged and presented in new ways in order to keep up with changing times and provide art lovers with new alternatives to what they are accustomed to.”

“My recent choreographies were inspired by films and literary works by French and German artists and authors. My choreography works all emphasize strong visual impact and leave room for audience interpretations based on their own personal experiences and imagination.”

Jitti Chompee’s unique scenographic gifts are very apparent in his productions. He places great emphasis on lighting to immerse the audience in an extraordinary visual environment. The choreographer’s esthetic choices are very much in keeping with his philosophy and approach, which freely combine tradition and modernism to achieve surprising, spectacular results.

FL Concepts Stage recently filmed On the Tightrope, the new ballet created by Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee. It was performed at the Bangkok Kukrit Institute on October 28 and 29 and November 5, 2013, and at the Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts on November 1 and 2.

Photos by Basil Childers