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Traditional Thai Dance

Thailand is home to many dances forms, depending on the various regions of the coutnry. They receive royal patronage, but of late they have diminished in popularity. Wearing elaborate, tall golden headdresses, the dancers not only dance but flamboyantly act a story. I understand that sometimes dancers will play a single character for their entire career. This particular dance show was at the Kalare Night Market in Chiang Mai, along with dinner. I found the hand gestures quite fascinating

Traditional Thai Dance

Thailand is home to many dances forms, depending on the various regions of the coutnry. They receive royal patronage, but of late they have diminished in popularity. Wearing elaborate, tall golden headdresses, the dancers not only dance but flamboyantly act a story. I understand that sometimes dancers will play a single character for their entire career. This particular dance show was at the Kalare Night Market in Chiang Mai, along with dinner. I found the hand gestures quite fascinating

comments (14)

They do have amazing hand dexterity- I've tried some belly dancing, which although quite different from this- also requires very elaborate hand positions which I've not been able to master!
I love the odd crop
Ayush Basu: Was trying to focus more on the hands smile
I have seen some of these dances Ayush, and it looks vey difficult. A very nice image here.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2011, 10:45
I like the angle in this; fascinating hand movements which you're portrayed well.
Ayush Basu: Thanks Alan!
I believe each gesture is supposed to mean something different.
Ayush Basu: Right, in fact the entire dance has a theme or some kind of epic behind it.
This is a very beautiful capture of a graceful dancer Ayush....petersmile
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2011, 21:49
Well, that hand gestures are very important in the dance aren't they.
great photo.
  • Sharon
  • United States
  • 2 Oct 2011, 22:21
How beautiful. Her expressive hands make for a stunning photograph.

Sharon
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your input Sharon
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Oct 2011, 09:09
I agree, she seems very handy.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Oct 2011, 10:17
Beautifully framed Ayush.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Oct 2011, 12:18
The hands really do the dancing, Ayush, don't they!
Very well timed, Ayush. I can feel the action.
I like your decision to focus on the hand gestures and not the face of the dancer - it seems to capture the character of the dance.
Precise motion... fascinating... particularly that little gap between index finger and thumb...

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