HÀ NỘI A festival of South Korean culture and food will take place in Hà Nội from November 8 to 10.
The event will be held in Lý Thái Tổ Garden near Hoàn Kiếm Lake with art performances and cooking.
The festival will open with a traditional performance by an art troupe from Gongwon Province and singer Kim Dong-jun, a member of boy band ZE:A.
He also starred in KBS2’s New Year drama special TV show Crossing the Youngdo Bridge and the film Dead Again, for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the Independent Horror Movie Awards.
“This will be the biggest festival to be held with good preparation,” Dong-jun said in a clip. “It will bring visitors the most unique things both in terms of image and taste along with spectacular performances. I hope people will come to the festival to experience these amazing things.”
The opening day will see performances by 12 dancing groups in a K-Pop dance cover contest.
The contest jurors will be from IM New Dance Academy and Dongguk University’s Contemporary Dance Department.
The best contestants will perform at the final in November 10. The winners will receive VNĐ10 million (US$433) and VNĐ5 million for the first and the second. Third and the fourth will be awarded VNĐ2 million.
On the second day, Korean and Vietnamese artists such as Dynamic Duo, rapper Hà Lê and Hanoi X-Girls will perform.
One of the hottest hip hop acts in South Korea, two-member Dynamic Duo appeared on the hit television show Show Me The Money 6 using their production skills to mentor up-and-coming rappers.
Most recently, as the special guests in the fifth and final episode of Yo! MTV Raps, Gaeko and Choiza took over the rooftop of the Alila Bangsar hotel in Kuala Lumpurm Malaysia.
Hanoi X-Girls includes 10 dancers who reached the semi-final of Asia’s Got Talent 2019.
A Korean cooking contest will take place on the final day of the festival. From 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, Korean food lovers will have one hour to cook a dish with materials imported from Korea.
The cash prizes will be VNĐ10 million; VNĐ5 million and VNĐ2 million for the first, the second and the third winners, respectively.
The festival is held by Việt Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hà Nội People Committee and the South Korean embassy. — VNS