The Reconstruction of “Fon Long Nan” Thai Folk Dance


This research was aimed to study the history, dance characteristic and factors analysis on the development of the “Fon Long Nan” dance to become the cultural dance of Nan, Thailand. The results found that in 1359, it took place on the boat during the king and his citizen migrated from Woranakhon city to Nan city. It can be concluded that factors affecting to the reconstruction of this dance were the following; (1) in the past time it was used as for relaxing but nowadays this performance is used in several events such as boat racing, merit ceremony, the welcome ceremony for the administrative officers and the curriculum of secondary school (2) The Fon Long Nan was mixed between tradition and Thai classical dance due to the teachers who graduated from national university outside Nan province (3) The beautiful boat contest among the villages was performed (4) The government sectors supported the reconstruction of “Fon Long Nan” in 2008 for setting the standard of dance position that was easily transferred to students in curriculum and interested people for practice.

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Praparsri Sripradit, Naresuan University, Thailand

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Conference: ACAH2015
Stream: Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater

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