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Beautifully muay thai

The origins of Thailand’s famed kickboxing discipline – muay thai – are being brought to the stage in the New Year in a brand new drama from prolific director Ekachai Uekrongtham.
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The man behind the 2003 hit movie “Beautiful Boxer”, which told the true story of a male boxer who underwent gender reassignement surgery and 2011’s non-verbal theatre production “Boxing Boys”, says he’s never lost his fascination with the sport.

“Muay thai is always a good fuel to drive creative work. It has built in conflict and it’s beautiful but dangerous. It has legend and history so it’s also a rich source of inspiration,” he says.

Rehearsals for “Muay Thai Live – The Legend Lives” are in full swing and the curtain will rise on the show on January 15 at The Stage at Asiatique the Riverfront.

Unlike the usual gamut of tourist entertainment available in Bangkok, “Muay Thai Live” combines sport and stage play. The director, who made his name with his Singapore-based production “Chang and Eng the Musical” before returning home to work a movie director, says he’s enjoying the challenge of putting on a show that’s never been done before. Read more at Beautiful Boxing.

Support “Songkom” to fight

“Chor” Sandchenglek S.prasobchok ask though Aungmor and Otue if Songkom Srisuriyothin can win Wissanupron Suje the noodle, they should not forget to push him for the championship because his form is not bad while Surachai who will be fight in Jarumeoung muay thai War on 22 January is ready to beat the great boxer, Awutlek Kiattijarernchai.  Continue reading