Phitthaya Phaefuang (NO)


Saturday 17 February At 16:30 – 17:45

“Luk Kreung” is a term used to describe individuals who are of mixed Thai heritage. As a Luk Kreung himself, Phaefuang openly expresses and embodies his mother's past as a sex worker through various forms of gender performance, including catwalk, sex sirens, voguing, Thai female dance, dharma practices, and walking meditation. He wants to go beyond the binary male and female genders, and incorporates ballroom culture with Buddhism, Thai political and cultural phenomena.

Artist / Company Bio

Phitthaya Phaefuang aka Aurora Sun Labeija obtained his bachelor's degree in Modern and Contemporary Dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2011. He moved to Thailand the following year and initiated projects throughout Asia, primarily in Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. With a keen interest in LGBTQ subculture, Sun delves into the vibrant world of vogue and ballroom culture, and he is recognized as the trailblazer of the Thailand ballroom scene. In addition, Buddhism has served as the inspiration and driving force behind Phaefuang's choreographic journey.

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  • Performer and choreographer

    Phitthaya Phaefuang
  • Dramaturg

    Arco Renz
  • Artistic Advisor

    Tang Fu Kuen
  • Light Designer

    Jui- Hsuan Tseng (Ray Tseng)
  • Music composed by

    Pisitakun Kuantalaeng, Cheryl Ong
  • Thai dance mentors

    Kornkarn Rungsawang, Patcharin Bundit, Zack Kampanath Ruangkittivilas
  • Costume design

    Vorapol Suporn
  • Outside eye

    Melanie Fieldseth
  • Special credit

    Rungtawan Kongnuj, The LGTBQIA+ underground ballroom community of New York Bodhisattva Japanese paintings: Kimura Ryoko
  • Produced by

    Phitthaya Phaefuang
  • Premiere date and place

    26.10.2022 Oktoberdans in Bergen
  • Duration (minutes)

  • Target group

    Queer, LGBTQIA+, non binary, BIPOC, Transcultural, transnational