“Lanna Dream” and “the prostitute of the dance world”

Dancing for Love and Money in Thailand – WSJ, July 24, 2012
…For the premiere of “Lanna Dream” in spring 2011, some audience members got upset because my performance is very sensual and direct. We had them write comments, and they said they felt like I am what we call “licking the leg of the foreigner.”
What I’m doing is nothing against the conservativeness of this culture at all. If you go to the clubs here, you’ll see girls in really high shorts. But when it comes to something that we call “culture,” some people get very sensitive about sexuality and body parts. Why is it OK for girls to walk around in short-short shorts, but me wearing something like that is not OK?…

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