Hue Festival promotes Vietnamese culture to the world

(VOV) - Six foreign art troupes will join an ensemble of over 1,000 Vietnamese for a spectacular opening performance kicking off the 2014 Hue Festival on April 12.

At a rehearsal for the opening, general art director of the 2014 Hue Festival, Le Ngoc Cuong said that under the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the festival will breathe Vietnamese contemporary life.

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“It will bring audiences an impressive display of contemporary life conceptualized by Vietnamese and foreign art troupes,” he said.

Over the years, many Vietnamese intangible cultural heritages have been honoured by UNESCO such as royal court music (Nha Nhac), Don Ca Tai Tu (amateur singing in southern Vietnam) and Ca tru singing.

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Audiences will have an opportunity to enjoy these Vietnamese folk arts at the opening ceremony, said Cuong.

Especially, the stage will be designed as a “true artwork” with a purple theme, unique architecture and lighting system. Famous Vietnamese designer Minh Hanh has spared no effort to finalize the design for the stage.

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A variety of activities such as art and music performance, exhibition, street festival, circus and book fairs will be held after the opening ceremony.

This year’s event, which aims to promote Vietnamese culture to the world, has attracted 43 art troupes including over 700 foreign artists from 37 nations in the world.