Salathip opens nightly for dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m. with colourful and entertaining traditional and contemporary Thai dance performances from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. The restaurant offers more than 10 different performances on rotation and there are three performances each night.
Thai dance performances are, such as:
Serng Krapo (Coconut Dance): Krapo is the world of coconut in the Northeast dialect. The dance illustrates activities of a group of nubile girls from the southern part of the region.
Khon Dance: The most stylised form of Thai dance performed by troupes of non-speaking dancers features an episode from the masked play Ramakien (Ramayana).
Drum Dance: The drum, a typical instrument used in Thai folk music, is played throughout the country to accompany the parades held at traditional festivals.
Fawn Leb (Fingernail Dance): The dance usually presented by five pairs of female dancers. Each dancer will be wearing finger stalls of beaten and polished brass. These “fingernails” are about 15 cms (6 ins) long and give a wonderfully graceful extension to already supple fingers. They are also designed to accentuate the fluid hand movements of classical dance.
Keb Bai Char (Tea Leaves Picking Dance): A folk dance of hill tribes performs in tea plantation area in northern region of Thailand.
Fawn Tee (Umbrella Dance): Fown Tee means “umbrella dance” in the Thai language. The dance performs the movements of using the umbrella and the identity of northern style dressing of Chiang Mai.
Other regional folk dance (regional dances) styles in Thailand include Rabam Loburi (Lobburi Dance) and Rabam Sukhothai (Sukhothai Dance).