Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research
“B-Floor Theatre is Thailand's vanguard
physical theatre company. For over ten years, we have been at the
forefront of creating highly visual theatre combining movement and
multimedia elements, and stimulating social and political
awareness. Our plays often involve little or no script, focusing
instead on exploring and incorporating the expressive abilities of
the human body and other elements of theatre creation –
objects, lights, sound, puppets, and film – to create the
play's narrative. For both Thai and international audiences, our
productions generate an exchange of experiences, opinions,
attitudes, knowledge and concerns from a modern Thai standpoint.” B
While in residence, B-Floor will be exploring
research into malaria and lesser-known tropical diseases. The
outcomes of their residency will include a series of performances
at the Pridi Banomyong Institute in Bangkok in collaboration with
"Four artists who struggle to divide a restaurant bill evenly walked into the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit. Not just into the building, we walked into a whole new world."
"The more people we talked to and the more places we visited, the more interconnected everything seemed to be."
"It was time we brought those images of farmers, scientists and diseases in our brains down on script paper and into our bodies."
B-Floor began their residency in
Theatre: Milestones [PDF, 29KB]
Image: B-Floor Theatre at Democrazy Theatre Studio,
Photo © Withit Chantamarit, 2010