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Kanchaporn Tunthong


The creative study aimed for 1) educating the lifestyle and identity of Nhae Ane Lho Bong in the spirit pillar celebrating ceremony of Mogan’s ancesters who lived at South Surin islands, Ko Phra Thong sub-district, Kuraburi district, Phang Nga province, and 2) developing the model of creative performance regarding the lifestyle and identity of Nhae Ane Lho Bong in Phang Nga province, and 3) creating the identity of Nhae Ane Lho Bong in Phang Nga province. The sample used in the research were the society leader of Mogan people, teachers from Thai-Mogan society learning center and Public Health officers. The research tools were included the documents, academic papers, textbooks, journals and related researches including site-surveying, observation and interviews to analyze and design the procedure to create the creative performance then presented the work to experts and qualified committees for verifying and analyzing the content and qualitative information under from the evaluation which was applied by basic statistics such as Mean and Standard Deviation. The presentation was analyzing narration and through the performance.

The study found that 1) Mogan people lived under the nature rule, mainly depending on the sea. Their lives related to the ocean, wind, sky and temperature. They believed in ghost and their ancestor’s spirits. In every April, Chao Le people living on islands will group at South Surin islands and celebrate “Loy Reu” ceremony for worshipping ghosts and their ancestor’s spirits as well as blessing to be safe and expelling any jeopardies. The ceremony was included incarnation, prophecies, worshipping, playing music and dancing which was considered as letting the sorrow and unhealthiness go away from their lives and society. 2) According to the design and the creative Thai Dance performance which presented about the lifestyle and identity of Nhae Ane Lho Bong in Phang Nga province, the researcher obtained the concept from the Nhae Ane Lho Bong ceremony then analyzed and interpreted to show its value, the researcher analyzed through the design of creative performance according to the performance’s elements that included (1) the design of performing role,
(2) choreography, (3) audition for performers, (4) the design of sound and performing music, (5) the design of costumes, (6) the design of performing tools, (7) the design of lighting and (8) the design of stage. And 3) the performance was to present to the 6 qualified committee before publicizing process. So that, the identity of Nhae Ane Loh Bong was presented through the creative Thai Dance named Nhae Ane Lho Bong that had conformed to the performing elements. This was aimed to revive, preserve and carry on the tradition of Mogan people, the creative performance have transmitted the identity of Nhae Ane Loh Bong to be renowned and more interesting for other people.

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