The creative performance of Rabum Krai Tha Leela Kinnaree Dance


  • Supat Narksen Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Dramatics Arts, Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000, Thailand


Creation, Performance, Rabum, Krai-tha, Leela Kinnaree


The study of creative performance “Rabum Krai Tha Leela Kinnaree” aimed at creating and evaluating the quality of the performance. The researcher took the related information from papers, research studies, interview, observation and experiences to synthesize based on the creative theory. Then, the information was evaluated by 5 experts. It was found that this performance was inspired by the book of “Manoranibat”, Mutchimawat Temple, Songkla edition. This led to the creation of postures of the show based on the traditional dance. The postures were brought from “Nora” dancing, natural imitation and the new postures. This show was divided into 3 parts; Kinnaree Leelard, Preuksachartngamta and Krai Tha Kinnaree. All of the performers are 7 women dressed like the the character of Kinnaree according to Thai Arts, furthermore, the lyrics and melody from local Southern Thai music were applied to the show. They were consisted of 9 song; Cherd Cha, Namai, Tub, Lord Mhong, Nard Cha, Nard Krai, Korn Hern, Hua Tub and Jub-Rabum. Moreover, the evaluation of the quality of this show was divided into 4 criteria; postures, music, clothes and the overall of the show.


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How to Cite

Narksen, S. . (2020). The creative performance of Rabum Krai Tha Leela Kinnaree Dance. Asian Journal of Arts and Culture, 20(2), 89–100. Retrieved from



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