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Dance and Silent comedy “The GABEZ Show” by GABEZ as a part of Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018

The GABEZ SHOW by GABEZ
Dance and Silent Comedy

 

 

As a part of Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival (BICT Fest.) 2018

 

[Venue]
Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

[Date]
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th May, 2018

 

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok presented GABEZ Show; a dance and silent comedy performance by the duo group GABEZ as a part of the Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018. Five performances of GABEZ Show were held at Sodsai Pantumkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th May 2018. The opening reception for BICT Fest. 2018 second week was also be featured on the premier night of  GABEZ Show; Thursday 24th May 2018.

 

Also, the Japan Foundation, Bangkok, in co-operation with BICT Fest. 2018, and Sikkha Asia Foundation, organized a special performance and workshop by GABEZ for primary and secondary students at Community Development School, Klongtoey on Friday 25th May 2018.

 

About “GABEZ”

 

After more than 10 years of dance careers, MASA and hitoshi have been together working as a team since 2007. GABEZ combines dance, acrobatics, and non-verbal play as “Dance and Silent Comedy,” and performs on the stage.

 

Both on the street and in the theatre, GABEZ’s pantomime-based non-verbal performance is getting everyone’s favor, regardless of age or nationality. The two-man unit has been receiving rapid growth of popularity not only in Japan, but also from around the world.

In 2014, MASA and hitoshi officially joined “THE GAMARJOBAT COMPANY,” where they create and perform professional pantomime-based comedy works along with their GABEZ projects.

 

GABEZ Show is a performance that allows audiences to interact and have fun through the performers’ comedic pantomime skills, energetic dance, and they will not speak a word.

About Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival (BICT Fest.) 2018

 

BICT Fest is back. Our second festival is full of wonderful performances from different countries and cultures, and fun creative activities for all in the family, no matter who you are. After the tremendously warm reception of the first festival in 2016 we are trying our best to delight audiences again. This year’s programme features award-winning performances for young audiences aged 2 and up from Thailand and around the world, including new circus art, contemporary dance, puppetry, installation art, and comedy mime acts.

BICT Fest is a vibrant meeting place that inspires the exchange of ideas and creative dialogue between audiences, artists, and professionals. These meetings encourage interest in the subject of creativity for young people, and collaborations between international artists and professionals leading to the creation of more art for young people and families. Let’s all come and play together! For more information, please visit www.bictfest.com/2018/

 

Performance schedule

Performance 1: Second Week Festival Opening with GABEZ supported by the Japan Foundation, Bangkok

Thursday 24th May 2018
6:00 PM      Registration
6:40 PM      Opening greetings from Director General of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok
7:00 PM      GABEZ Show by GABEZ

Performance 2:
Saturday 26th May 2018
Door open: 10:50 AM  Show starts: 11 AM

Performance 3:
Saturday 26th May 2018
Door open: 1:50 PM  Show starts: 2 PM
(With post-show talk)

Performance 4:
Sunday 27th May 2018
Door open: 3:50 PM  Show starts: 4 PM

Performance 5:
Sunday 27th May 2018
Door open: 6:50 PM  Show starts: 7 PM
Performance duration: 60 minutes

Venue:

Sodsai Pantumkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts,
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

**This performance is suitable for all ages

 

Workshop and special performance

Date & Time:
Friday 25th May 2018, 9 – 10 AM

Venue:
Community Development School, Klongtoey
(โรงเรียนชุมชนหมู่บ้านพัฒนา)
2/109 At-Narong Road, Klongtoey,
Bangkok, Thailand 1011

 

Co-organized by the Japan Foundation, Bangkok and the Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018

 

               

 

Photos of the event

 


Adjjima Na Pattalung; festival director of BICT Fest. greeting audiences for the second week program.

 

Norihiko Yoshioka;
director- general of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok,
gives an opening speech.

 

Photos of the performance

 

Photos of the performance

 

Photos of the performance

 

Photos of the performance

 

Photos of the performance

 

Special performance for children at
Community Development School, Klongtoey.

 

Special performance for children at
Community Development School, Klongtoey.

 

Masa and hitoshi having fun with the children during the rhythm and movement workshop

 

Masa and hitoshi having fun with the children during the rhythm and movement workshop

 

Masa and hitoshi thanking the audiences on their final performance

 

Uniting the teamwork among GABEZ and BICT staffs

 

Final shot of BICT Fest staffs with Japan Foundation, Bangkok staffs and GABEZ team.