For this week blog, we would like to talk about cultural exchange in Thailand!
This is Thai Folk dance call “Rum Wong” where our group had an opportunity to joint it when they were in Chiang Mai at welcome dinner. They gathered spontaneously in the vacant spaces under the shimmering light of the lamp which was placed in the middle of the arena. They played music, selected their pairs, and danced in circles around the lamp. The dance gestures were a version of improvisation. The ability to perform the dance depended on keeping their feet and limbs moving to synchronize with the regulated tempo. They sometimes symbolized the lyrical text. Ramwong has been popular among Thais and foreigners since 1941. There are about ten types of Ramwong created in the Fine Arts Department.
ARTICLE BY: NAT, GROUND Thailand