Chiang Mai International Art & Culture Festival

The 10th Chiang Mai International Art and Culture Festival to be held at the Three Kings Monument and the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre between 1-9 April 2007

Chiang Mai Art and Culture Festival

Various stage performances will be seen throughout the nine days. There will be music by the Royal Thai Navy’s Band and Rudklao Amratisha. Dance performances will come from different regions with cultural shows from Japan and Lao PDR. Lanna’s puppet shows will be presented.

There will also be music by the ETC Band, together with invited artists: Wiyada Komarakun na Nakhon, Jennifer Kim, Koh Mr. Saxman, and Ford Sopchai Kraiyoonsen. You will enjoy dancesport with the Suntaraporn Band, as well as visit art pavilions and the art market around the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre.

During the Festival, Lanna traditions which have long been passed down will also be held in Chiang Mai, such as Poi Sang Long (ordination of novices) at Wat Pa Pao, Thai Lanna royal drum competition at the ground of the Three Kings Monument, Lap Mueang (spicy meat salad) Fair, and Pi Mai Mueang (New Year Festival) at Lanna Wisdom School.

Activities including art pavilions, an art market, workshops, Lanna’s puppet making, and graphic arts from the Mekong Arts and Cultural Project, will be held around the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre from 16.00 – 22.00 hrs.

The stage performances at the ground of the Three Kings Monument are scheduled from 18.00 – 22.00 hrs. as follows:-

1 April 2007 - Opening Ceremony
- The Royal Thai Navy’s Band and Rudklao Amratisha
2 April 2007 - Northern-styled dance from the Chiang Mai Dramatic Arts College
3 April 2007 - Traditional Thai dance from the Suphan Buri Dramatic Arts College
4 April 2007 - Isan-styled dance from the Roi Et Dramatic Arts College
5 April 2007 - Southern-styled dance from the Phatthalung Dramatic Arts College
6 April 2007 - Cultural performance by the ‘Meinichi Academic’ from Japan
- Cultural performance from Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
- Cultural performance from China, Myanmar, and Vietnam, and northern folk songsby a group of international students from Chiang Mai University
7 April 2007 - Lanna’s puppet show by Hobby Hut Puppet Troupe , and Krabong Lao puppet show from Vientiane, Lao PDR
- The ETC Band and invited artists: Wiyada Komarakun na Nakhon, Jennifer Kim, Koh Mr. Saxman, and Ford Sopchai Kraiyoonsen
8 April 2007 - Lanna’s puppet show by Hobby Hut Puppet Troupe , and Krabong Lao puppet show from Vientiane, Lao PDR
- Entertainment performances by Lanna folk artists such as Khru Aet Phanuthat Aphichanathong and the comic group of Chai Chuanchim, Kao Tuam and Withun Chaiphrom
9 April 2007 - Music by the Suntaraporn Band
- The Suntaraporn Band
- The Chiang Mai Ballroom Dance Club

Note: Event dates and programme details may be subject to change. To ensure you have the most updated information, please reconfirm details prior to travel.

Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand – http://www.tat.or.th/

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