I've been recently doing a lot of research in regard to developing the project Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, reading what seems to be articles on media (be that TV, FIlm, Art etc) and it's connection to its audience(s). No single piece of exists in a vacuum but in relation to what has come before, in the present and the future; it literally becomes a part of the very fabric of the culture of the people, communities, and society that consumes it through a variety of traditional art forms such as Muay Thai (Kick Boxing), and if it is considered exemplary becomes iconic of its country lasting many years after the death of its creator(s).Read More
Is that Hanuman? New Thai drama on Netflix Monkey Twins melds Traditional Thai Dance with Muay Thai - which isn't surprising as Ramakien (the Thai version of the Ramayana ) inspired both these native art forms.
Small post today - saw this short inspirational video on BBC THREE YouTube channel that caught my eye. Its about a petit British Muslim woman participating in Muay Thai and has become the current world champion. In the video she talks about overcome the barriers in learning the martial art that, as followers of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance will know is inspired the carvings found in South East Asia of the Vanara brothers Valin and Sugriva sparing in Kishkindha.Read More