Kornkarn Rungsawang

Born in Bangkok in 1988, Rungsawang represents a new generation of dance artists whose aim is to bridge the traditional and contemporary. Trained in diverse Thai traditions, from royal court to popular folk forms, she applies her wide knowledge of traditional kinesthetics systems to the contemporary body and urban rhythms to formulate new dance expressions that reflect the current social, cultural and political environment.

Since 2007, she has been a full-time artist in Pichet Klunchun Dance Company under the tutelage of renowned choreographer Pichet Klunchun.

Her new solo work Mali Bucha: Dance Offering has been workshopped in Bangkok (2021, online version), Singapore (2022, Dance Nucleus and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay), Germany (2022, TanzKongress in Mainz) and Indonesia (2022, Indonesian Dance Festival). Kornkarn is also part of the Artist-in-Residence Program 2023/2024 at the Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC).

Current works