TTGassociations Publications January 2019 - Page 17

Geisha Dance Troupe Dressed in vibrant kimono and obi belts, the Geisha Dance Troupe incorporates traditional Japanese and modern dance, as well as everything in between. The act transitions seamlessly from tradi- tional moves accompanied by shamisen and taiko drums to contemporary steps driven by bass, pop and dance hits. The robotic routine of pop animation dance fuses ancient and futuristic Japan, as well as essences of the country’s manga culture. What’s unique: The act leaves the audi- ence in constant wonder and surprise about the moves that will come next. The audience can experience not only Japan’s rich cultural heritage but also its balance of old and new. Interactions with the audience through humour are also engaging. Great for: Opening ceremony, VIP speak- ers appreciation dinner Contact: Scarlett Entertainment; Musicland Arriving guests are directed into a dimly lit area where a female dressed in an elegant lycra costume sits above head height, beckoning guests as they ap- proach. With anticipation in the room heightened from the dramatic first encounter, the lights are dimmed further as patrons fill up the main space, which features high cocktail tables. Spotlights then reveal the lycra-clad lady as an aerial hoop performer striking an acrobatic pose and then dropping head first to serve champagne. Described as “a bar except the service is upside down,” a host will also be on hand to ensure a smooth service. What’s unique: Few acts command as much attention and intrigue especially at a welcome event. It’s also very social- media worthy, and a unique talking point that adds glam factor to a corporate function. Great for: Welcome event, networking party, post-dinner before an event swings into party mode Contact: Musicland, Australia; Great for: Gala dinner, cocktail reception, networking party Contact: PIGS Co, Thailand; Hikarie Light Painting Japanese light painter Jinpei uses his original technique of swooping arcs of light on a wall-sized canvas in complete darkness to create “paintings.” From the “brushstroke” of each light, figures, landscapes and even symbolic imagery is layered on the canvas. The result is a liv- ing picture; one light fades and another is created, leaving the audience in a waking dream world. The technique is soon to mark 30 years of popularity, having been developed in 1989. What’s unique: This form of painting inspires creativity in the audience as well as a sense of serenity and thoughtfulness. Great for: Opening ceremony, awards dinner, VIP speakers appreciation dinner Contact: Scarlett Entertainment; The Ultimate Champagne Dinner From above: Hikarie Light Painting; Hyper Light Drum The Ultimate Champagne Dinner is a gala dinner that features seven rare vintage champagnes paired with a curated musi- cal programme of opera, jazz, classic vinyl pieces, dances, and Michelin-in- spired dishes. The event ideally takes 12 to 16 guests, or up to 32 people, and can be executed in other destinations besides Thailand. What’s unique: The idea, dreamt up by Athikom Jeerapairotekun, managing director of Thailand-based Premier Incoming Group Services – PIGS Co, is designed to be an experience for companies looking to impress the crème de la crème of their business partners. Regarded as the Rolls Royce of dinners, the experience is best delivered in a fabu- lous venue, and PIGS Co is able to recommend unique and exclusive options such as Nai Lert Heritage Home in central Bangkok, The Slate in Phuket, 137 Pillars, or Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai. Great for: Intimate client/partner appre- ciation dinners Contact: PIGS Co, Thailand;