Viet Nam celebrates world theatre day
HA NOI (VNS)— Artists from Ha Noi’s theatres will gather to stage a number of traditional scenes to mark the International Theatre Day on March 27.
The extracts will include famous moments from classical drama Ong Gia Cong Vo Di Xem Hoi (The old man piggybacks his young wife to village festival) and circus performance My Village.
The former is a particularly popular example of the traditional dramatic style and will feature veteran artist Dam Lien playing two central roles.
My Village is the most successful circus performance from Viet Nam recently. It is a combination of acrobatics and storytelling, highlighting peaceful country life and the poetic scenery of Viet Nam.
Vietnamese bamboo is used as a unique means to help viewers understand the body language of the artists who dance, tread and perform acrobatics on bamboo pipes and perform subtle tricks with bamboo baskets. The stage is decorated with bamboo screens and musical instruments are also made of bamboo.
The performances will take place at 8pm on March 27 at the National Circus Theatre, 67-69 Tran Nhan Tong.
The International Theatre Day celebration will be held by the Association of Viet Nam Theatre Artists which joined the International Theatre Institution (ITI) under UNESCO in 2004 and set up the Viet Nam ITI Centre. — VNS