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The world of Thai performing arts is one of refined grace and delicate beauty. From dances to dramas, the disciplines of Thai performing arts are valuable aspects of Thai cultural heritage, worthy of study, preservation, and promotion. The Thailand Foundation and Bunditpatanasilpa Institute presents Wiphitsilpa: a collection of Thai dance and dramatic performances, including classical, folk, and creative performance forms, all with complementing pictures and descriptions.


We hope that this book will help spark interests in Thai performing arts, leading to preservation and deeper appreciation of Thai culture on the national and international stage.



✨ What Will You Get? ✨

  1. Understanding classical Thai dances
  2. Understanding regional dances
  3. Understanding contemporary dances
  4. Appreciate the beauty and nuances of Thai performing arts






Dr. Nipha Sopha Samrit, Chancellor of Bunditpatanasilpa Institute

Mr. Tharit Charungvat, Secretary-General of Thailand Foundation

Mrs. Rattiya Viksittapong, National Artist in Performing Art

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suppachai Chansuwan, National Artist in Performing Art

Mrs. Nauremai Traiyoothong, Expert in Thai Performing Art

Dr. Phairoj Thongkhamsook , Fellow of the Royal Society of Thailand


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jintana Saithongkham         

Assistant Editor         

Asst. Prof. Dr. Khwanjai Khongthaworn


Mr. Tayud Mongkolrat


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