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Kid-Friendly Shows at Bangkok’s 20th International Festival of Dance & Music 

Bangkok’s 20th International Festival of Dance & Music will feature a wide range of artistic dance and music performances, including opera, ballet, symphony orchestra, jazz, contemporary dance and several breathtaking cultural shows. This year, the festival will run from September 12 to October 18, 2018 at the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre.

Below are the kid-friendly shows you may like to attend. Tickets for all performances are available online at Thai Ticket Major, via the Hotline at 02 262 3191, and at Thai Ticket Major counters. For more information, visit the festival’s website or Facebook page.


MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, The International Magicians Society’s Top Seven Magicians and Illusionists of The World

Illusionists: Peter Gossamer (USA), Raul Alegria (Spain), Double Fantasy; Vitaliy and Helena Gorbachevsk (Ukraine), and Vlad Kryvonogov (Poland)

Magicians: Sos and Victoria (Germany), Rocco Silano (USA) and Ariann Black (Canada)

Dates: Wednesday, September 19 (7.30pm) and Thursday, September 20 (7.30pm)

Duration: Part I: 43 mins / Part II: 45 mins / Intermission: 20 mins

Tickets: Baht 3,000 / 2,500 / 2,000 / 1,500 / 1,000

Synopsis: The International Magicians Society of New York’s seven best magicians and world illusionists will dazzle with a spell-binding performance that will take the audience into the realm of fantasy with unprecedented acts. All have won several awards including the prestigious Merlin Award. The performance is a powerful, non-stop astonishing act that will thrill both children and adults. Expect an electrifying evening choreographed to perfection.

Supported by Embassy of United States of America          



NUTCRACKER, Classical Ballet in 2 Acts, Moscow State Classical Ballet, Russia

Composer: P. Tchaikovsky

Libretto: Natalia Kasatkina, Vladimir Vasilyov

Choreographers: V. Vainonen, Natalia Kasatkina, Vladimir Vasilyov

Scenery design: L. Solodovnikov and E.Dvorkina

Costume design: Elizaveta Dvorkina

Date: Saturday, October 6 (2.30pm)

Duration: Act I: 45 mins / Act II:  45 mins / Intermission: 20 mins

Tickets: Baht 4,000 / 3,000 / 2,500 / 2,000 / 1,500

Synopsis: Natalia Kasatkina’s and Vladimir Vasilyov’s grand Moscow Classical Ballet is one of the leading ballet companies in Russia. Both Vasilyov and Kasatkina have been recognized as innovators who have developed new forms of choreography to define a new language in dance.

The Nutcracker brings together the dreams and imaginative powers of childhood to create a spectacle of virtuosic dance, inspired comedy and unbridled visual extravagance. On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker, take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins. This sparkling ballet is a favourite with families for a reason: it underlines the magic of Christmas and lets their imaginations run wild.

Supported by Embassy of Russia

Легенда о Лебедином Озере и Гадком Утенке (5)

THE LEGEND OF SWAN LAKE AND THE UGLY DUCKLING, Classical Ballet in 2 Acts, Moscow State Classical Ballet, Russia

Composer: Edvard Grieg

Libretto and Choreographers: Natalia Kasatkina, Vladimir Vasilyov

Sets Design: Elizaveta Dvorkina, M.Sokolova

Costumes Design: Elizaveta Dvorkina

Date: Sunday, October 7 (2.30pm)

Duration: Act I: 36 mins / Act II: 26 mins / Intermission: 20 mins

Tickets: Baht 4,000 / 3,000 / 2,500 / 2,000 / 1,500

Synopsis: The Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings, frogs, cats and even a fox, but is realizing she is not like any of these animals – leaving her feeling sad and alone. The ballet follows the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realizes that she was beautiful all along. This retelling of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling, is the perfect opportunity for children and families to enjoy live ballet and theatre together. Apart from the ballet dancers, this performance stars 18 children from the ages of 5 to 8. Productions like this will awaken children to enjoy live ballet and love the magic of dance and ballet.

Supported by Embassy of Russia

Other acts that may of interest to older children and teens include:

  • STUNNING VIRTUOSITY by Ju Percussion Group, Taiwan on September 16, 2018 (7.30): Breath-taking percussion, full of passion and power. A star of the world stage, the Ju Percussion Group’s signature concert, Stunning Virtuosity features full of modern, experimental, and cross-disciplinary elements that transcend the boundaries between classical, modern, world, pop, and other musical genres. Supported by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand
  • BREAK THE TANGO/HIP HOP, Argentina and Switzerland on September 22 (7.30pm) & September 23, 2018 (2.30 pm): Epic mix of tango, break dance, hip-hop & live music.  ‘Break The Tango’ blends tango with break dance for a pulsating show that brings together two completely different styles of dance while breaking all the rules. Supported by Embassy of Argentina and Switzerland
  • TAJ EXPRESS, Bollywood Musical, India on September 28 (7.30pm) & September 29, 2018 (2.30 pm): This Bollywood extravaganza will take the audience on an exhilarating journey with the movements, rhythms, and colours of India. The show is all about stunning dancing, mesmerizing music, spectacular lighting, and elaborate costumes, with fast-paced choreography that brings together classical and pop styles. The story line is derived from a typical Bollywood movie, so expect a lot of action and Bollywood razzle-dazzle. Supported by Embassy of India
  • MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE CONCERT, USA and Europe on October 8, 2018 (7.30pm): The ‘King of Pop’ is reborn in this special tribute concert that marks the 60thbirthday of the world’s greatest entertainer. On the set list are all his greatest hits from solo albums like Thriller, as well as his early chart-toppers with the Jackson 5.

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