5th ASLE-ASEAN Ecocritical Conference

Posthuman Southeast Asia

23-25 November 2023

Welcome Dinner and Cultural Performance

Day 1 - 23 November 2023

17:30 - 20:00 @ Mekong Basin Civilization Museum

16:30 - 17:30 Guest arrival

Transportation from E4 building to the Mekong Basin Civilization Museum. Shuttles will depart every 15 minutes between 16:30 and 17:30 from the E4 meeting point. See indications on this map.

17:30 - 17:45 Welcome

Opening remarks and welcome address. Introduction of the evening's cultural performances: "Kin Ka La and To Dance" and “Himmapan Performance”.

17:45 – 18:00 King Ka La and To Dance

The King Ka La and To Dance is a Shan traditional performance. This captivating dance recounts the miraculous days when the Buddha descended on the human world. Deities and mythical creatures from the Himmapan Forest welcome guests, bringing together Heaven, Earth and Hell.

18:00 - 18:20 Himmapan Performance

A contemporary performance illustrating the Trilokya belief of Buddhism and Hinduism that highlights the harmonious coexistence of various species in the Himmapan Forest.

18:20 - 19:30 Kad Mua - Lanna Traditional Market

A variety of local foods and beverages will be offered at the Kad Mua market (buffet). An opportunity to enjoy the flavors and aromas of the Lanna culture.

19:30 - 19:45 Farewell

Event conclusion, thanking guests for being part of this special evening. Transportation back to E4 building will be provided from 19:00 to 20:00 (every 15 minutes).


Aj. Witchaya Sipipattanakun

Aj. Christine Permata Sari

The Welcome Dinner and Cultural Performance has been arranged and supported by the Mekong Sub-region Arts and Culture Research Unit (School of Liberal Arts, Mae Fah Luang University), under the direction of

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pollavat Praphattong