Peeramon Chomdhavat

A promising dance artist taking a dramatic turn into the theatrical world of costume design

Unlike most performing artists, Peeramon Chomdhavat or Big leaped into the realm of dramatic arts head on. He went into this profession without any formal education. Big recalls, “At first, I didn’t take dance classes but taught myself from watching TV and videos. I went to try-outs, contests, and auditions. In 1987 when I was only 16, I got a part in Patravadi Mejudhon (then Sritrairat Brady)’s musical Gheb Dow Duang Mai Pai Sai Fha in which I danced, sang, and acted like a ‘triple threat’.

“Then I learned jazz dance and academic techniques with Aree Sahavejjabhand and trained ballet techniques with Pornpimol Kanthatham for the entrance examination into the Department of Western Dance, Chulalongkorn University. Back then there was only a small circle of performers so I got to practise and work with many groups including the Ballet Association of Thailand,…

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