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Dances of the Kingdom

Both H.E Mr. Voradet Viravakin, Ambassador of Thailand to South Africa and Ambassador Anil Sooklal of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation were confident that the current political situation in Thailand will be resolved in due course and the country returned to normality. They were speaking at the cultural showcase of Thai culture to commemorate two decades of a free South Africa.


Ambassador Voradet Viravakin and Ambassador Anil Sooklal

Thai performance arts have always been an integral part of Thailand’s cultural identity. Refined and expressive, the performance arts represent a set of ideals, values and way of life that Thai people hold dear. From the ultimate triumph of good over evil in Ramakien to the cock fight dance, I am heartened that the selection of the dances is a representative of the diversity of the Thai way of life and captures the very quintessence of Thainess.

“It is the love of arts and creativity that Thais and South Africans share ‘speak in the same language’ through our common love for the arts. I hope this cultural event serves as a bridge that bring Thais and South Africans closer through cultural understanding as it is ultimately people-to-people connectivity that forms the cornerstone of our two countries' bilateral relations,” said Ambassador Viravakin.


Colonel Kultawat Vaijai, Defence Attache of Thailand to South Africa (seated centre) and Mrs Runjana Vaijai (kneeling left) with guests and dances

Mrs. Runjana Vaijai from the Thai Defence Attaché hosted an event at the Thai Ambassador’s residence in Tshwane which featured skilled artisans from Thailand who showcased a variety of popular Thai crafts including silk making, paper umbrella painting and fruit carving. Guests were invited to participate and were even taught some of the exquisite dance moves by the Thai dances who also performed at the event.

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August 2017 Edition

 
 
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