BREAKDANCE CHOREOGRAPHY IN “HERN” THAI CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE.
The article “Breakdance Choreography in Hern Thai Contemporary Dance Performance” aims to study the process of dance fusion between Breakdance and the arts of Northern Thai folk Dance in Hern Thai Contemporary Dance piece. The research found that 1) Blending Breakdancing and King-ka-la bird dance was created the unique of dance fusion which emphasizes on stationary postures, shaking the body and the acrobatic step in the air. These dance elements can convey many kinds of emotion of the bird character. 2) The body movements of Breakdancing allow to increase dance skills and techniques in Tai Yai martial arts form. 3) Blending Breakdancing and Northern Thai Dances make the dancers realize the understanding of Thai performance and local wisdom. Moreover the movements of this dance fusion represented the symbolic of ethnicity and culture traditions. It is a reflection between human relations, imagination and creation. The process of Hern contemporary dance creation, therefore, represents the identity of Tai Yai ethnic people through new kinds of dance fusion.