Mahn Mui Chiangta Dance
This is a mixture of a Burmese court dance and a Thai dance. Chao Dara Rasmi commissioned a Burmese dance instructor and her court dance instructors to choreograph the the dance over a period from 1915 to 1926. The costumes are in the style of Burmese court ladies during the reign of king Thi-baw, the last king of Burma.
It is based on the dance of the Shan or Tai as they call themselves. The dance was choreographed in 1957 by Mr.Gaew and Mrs. Layin Thongkheo his wife, who was also a Tai, after she was so impressed by the Mahn Mui Chiangta dance.
The Silk-reeling Dance
This is a folk dance that incorporates every day activities. The movements stylize processes that lead to silk weaving. The dance emphasizes continuous, flowing movements because these are the kinds of movement used by weavers to help prevent silk threads from becoming entangled.
Noi Jai Ya Dance
This is from a scene of a musical play of the same name. It shows Noi Jai Ya, a poor scholar, reproaching Wankeao, a village beauty, for getting married the next day to Sarng Nanta, a rich and ugly man from another village. Wankeao tells him that the plan is not hers but her parents, and confirms her love for him. After the reconciliation they elope.
Forn Guy Lai
This truly old traditional dance originated among the Thai Lue. The dance had almost disappeared when it was discovered in 1986 by Chiang Mai University instructors. Only 4 old dancers remained that were able to dance it at that time.
Rumwong or the Circle Dance
This is a typical Thai folk dance that is greatly enjoyed by all Thai people. It is very easy to do. First our dancers will demonstrate the three dance movements relating to three songs for you. Afterwards they will invite you to dance it with them on the stage. This is your chance to join in and experience a piece of ancient Thai culture for yourselves.