Performances & Art
As well as the amazing music and workshops at Jai Thep, we’ll be bringing you a whole host of unique theatrical, dance and visual performances. From world-class fire spinning, to dance troupes, circus acts and Thai cultural performances, we have lots to entertain you throughout the festival site, day and night.
We also want to take you Home! Our comedy, spoken word and open mic stage, ‘Home’, provides a cozy space to relax away from the music and connect with friends old and new. Come have a cup of tea, sit yourself down and listen to some Thep Talks (like Ted Talks, see what we did there?) and recharge for a while.
Join us at the Home stage on the first day of the festival to check out the award-winning documentary ‘My Buddha is Punk’.
Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese punk, pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in Myanmar. The former military dictatorship carried out a few democratic reforms, but he remains sceptical: In his opinion, the country hasn’t changed yet. Along with the members of his punk band, The Rebel Riot he tries to raise the awareness of his people about the persistent violation of human rights. By way of his music and the demonstrations in the streets, he criticizes the ongoing civil war and the persecutions of ethnic minorities. He travels across the country to promote his own philosophy among the young generations: A symbiosis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.
Welcome to QuestQuest! Accurately described as a performance version of “Dungeons & Dragons,” QuestQuest brings a collaborative imagination game to the stage, building the story with our audience! QuestQuest is part improv show, part strategy game, and part interactive experience.
Prepare yourself, for an interactive evening of LIVE ACTION Adventuring! Wander through mystical lands with a ragtag band of creatures and characters. Expect mystery. Expect danger. Expect the unexpected!
This improvised reality is dictated by the roll of a dice, the maniacal mind of our Dungeon Master, and the collaborative powers of YOU, The Audience! The path before us is not yet forged. Join us in creating a quest worth questing!!
Art is always a HUGE part of Jai Thep and everyone is an artist, whether you know it or not! Whether art is your job, a hobby, or something you did years ago at school and haven’t done since, Jai Thep is proud to provide a beautiful space where anyone can create; we have lots of collaborative art for festival-goers to enjoy painting.
If you’d rather watch other people create, we also have some incredible local and international visual artists live-painting throughout the festival, as well as beautiful light installations. We also have some amazing 3D art installations built for you to enjoy and interact with! We have a visual feast prepared for your eyes!