After three very successful performances in Singapore, the company travels on to Bangkok, one of the most exciting cities in the world. At the moment however, the mood is somewhat subdued as the Thai people prepare for the cremation and state burial of their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The official ceremony will take place on October 26th. Many people are wearing black and all billboards are covered with images of the deceased king with messages of love and respect for this monarch who reigned for an unprecedented 70 years. Nonetheless the company is very happy to be here performing two performances of John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew as part of the 19th International Festival of Dance and Music.
First things first: We have all arrived here safely. After an over 10 hour flight our Chinese colleagues picked us up from Shanghai Airport, we stuffed all our luggage into the buses and were taken to the hotel. After the long flight of course everybody was tired and jet lagged. However, some of the dancers took the opportunity of the arrival day to enjoy the Pudong Skyline. Also the first of us went to the theatre for (optional) class and the supers casting.
You will hear from us again, soon with more news from the tour – the next days will surely be more exciting than the travelling!
Hello everybody! Here’s our first message from Seoul with a few photos from the long journey …