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Thai Christian Dance

Graceful beauty, brilliant color, meaningful movement, distinctive music and worshipful poise are all adjectives used to describe Thai Christian dance. However, because of its association with other gods and spirits, Christians have historically resisted the use of dance in worship. Early missionaries and converts fostered this prejudice because of their legitimate fear of compromising the faith.

Thai dance is particularly suitable for worship because of the graceful, non-suggestive movements. There are special movements that refer to deity, love, sorrow and other emotions.  Gradually, Christians have accepted Thai dance to express their worship and understanding of Jesus Christ.

Read this VERY IMPORTANT contextual development of Thai Christian Dance in the Thai Church here

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