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Nitipat Ong Pholchai

Blind Rituals – Awardee of SEACN3 Challenge Award

“BLIND RITUALS…จังหวะของความมืด”
by Nitipat Ong Pholchai/SpineParty, Dew Panalee Maskati and Toffee Sopon Tubklong

Sun 24 October 2021
14.00-15.30 𝗚𝗠𝗧+7: ZOOM meeting (90 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘀)
Register in google form: https://forms.gle/M7ge2M2USqmVfeAj8
A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

In “Blind Rituals”, we investigate dance and embodiment practices as aligning rituals for the blind dancer Toffee. The artistic process shed light on an understanding of why and how a blind person dance–to cultivate himself as a person, to make sense of the world, to share his passion and for us to perhaps write a new disability myth through dance rituals as a means of holistic non-verbal communication.
This event will walk you through dance-based embodiment practices derived from Toffee’s lived experience of being a blind artist. How may we care for ourselves and each other through dancing and sharing dances? What if blindness, as an act of experiencing, is no more limiting, but a vast field of possibilities?
This online event is a mini-workshop, a lecture-performance with a premiere of our online gallery website “Blind Rituals”
Presented in an online Zoom Meeting (pre-registration required to receive a zoom link) at 14.00. We will hold space for Q&A and interactions. However, you are not required to open camera or unmute.
The meeting is recorded to re-run for open public at 20.00.
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲-Streaming 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲 Blind Rituals at 20.00-21.30

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𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 : +6683-034-5950 (Jdai)
𝗜𝗻𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 : จังหวะของความมืด…Blind Rituals
Director: Nitipat Ong Pholchai/Spine Party Movement
Performers: Dew Panalee Maskati, Nitipat Ong Pholchai, Sopon Tubklong
Music: Nampai Anaparn
Project Coordinator: Patcharawalai Tiplamai
Producer: Theerapong Panday
Graphics and Media: Fern Sripanyapong, Podcharakrit To-im
Venue and Production Support: Anong Khamjeen, Art ติดเกาะ Market,
Special Thanks to:
Artur Komarov, Pierre Schweiger, Karina Gezatsyan, Sasha Dodo, Dolores Dewhurst-Marks

This work is an Awardee of Southeast Asia Choreographers Network (SEACN)#3 Challenge Award.
SEACN is initiated and organized by Kelola Foundation and made possible in part with a grant from the Asian Cultural Council to advance international understanding through cultural exchange in the arts.

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