‘The Soul of Viet Nam’ traditional arts show returns to Da Nang

The highly impressive ‘The Soul of Viet Nam’ traditional arts show will officially return to the audience in Da Nang on November 16.

The information was released by the city-based Nguyen Hien Dinh Tuong (classical drama) Theatre at its meeting held on Saturday to collect ideas from consult experts and travel agencies to increase the quality of the show in a bid satisfy the entertainment needs of audiences and tourists at the present time.

A popular Tuong excerpt ‘Nguyet Co Turns into a Fox”.

A spokesperson for the Nguyen Hien Dinh Tuong Theatre informed that, in addition to the fixed arts shows on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the theatre will perform as the requests and orders of travel agencies.

Currently, the theatre is partnering with the Viet Nam TravelMart JSC to bring more tourists to the theatre, and at the same time, creating favourable conditions for travel agencies to exploit and diversify tourism products for visitors.

A Cham Apsara dancing performance named ‘The Moon Comes over the Ancient Tower’

Making its debut on July 20, 2019 at the Nguyen Hien Dinh Tuong (classical drama) Theatre, the highly impressive ‘The Soul of Viet Nam’ traditional arts show has gradually drawn a great deal of attention of both locals and visitors, hereby preserving and promoting the time-honoured stage performing arts forms. However, due to the complicated developments of COVID-19 in Da Nang, the programme has been suspended since July 2020.

The 60-minute show, which is deeply imbued with distinctive cultural Vietnamese traditions, especially those of the Quang Nam – Da Nang land, features 7 professionally choreographed performances. They are a solo performance of ‘dan bau’ (Vietnamese monochord zither), a Tuong extract of ‘My hometown festival’, a Cham Apsara dancing performance, a Tuong extract of ‘Nguyet Co Turns into a Fox’, a ‘goong lu’ performance themed ‘The Origin’ which means ‘the stones that sound like gongs’, a dance performance and the introduction of costumes of tuong characters.

The ‘The Soul of Viet Nam’ is highly appreciated in terms of arts with its richness in interesting Tuong excerpts, excellent repertoires, high performing skills, all of which introduces the audience to the quintessence of traditional Tuong art and brings them back to the bustling atmosphere of the festival in Vietnamese villages.

Reporting by XUAN DUNG – Translating by M.DUNG

Source: Da Nang Today – baodanang.vn/english

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