Khon, masked dance drama in Thailand

Khon, masked dance drama in Thailand

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2018 URL: https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/01385

Description: Khon, the Khon Masked Dance-Drama in Thailand, is a performing art combining graceful dance movements, instrumental and vocal renditions and glittering costumes. Khon performances, which have a strong didactic function, depict the life and glory of Rama, the hero and incarnation of the god Vishnu, who brings order and justice to the world. While traditionally Khon was transmitted in the the royal or princely courts and in dance masters’ households, nowadays transmission occurs mostly in educational institutions, while still adhering largely to traditional methods.
Country(ies): Thailand © Department of Cultural Promotion, Ministry of Culture, Thailand, 2017
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