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Versatile actress brings vision, passion to the stage

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:57 am

Theater director and Meritorious Artist Hong Van is one of just a handful of female impresarios in the country to have achieved remarkable success in developing Vietnam’s theater arts.

Actress Hong Van  (R) performs in the play Me va nguoi tinh (Mother and her lover)

She has also proved a strong force in helping young local actors and directors realize their dreams.

Over the past nine years, Ms. Van has established three new stages in Ho Chi Minh City including the Phu Nhuan, Kim Chau and Superbowl theaters.

Beginning with Phu Nhuan Theater in 2001, the actress made outstanding contributions in helping young local actors like Anh Vu, Thuy Nga, Duc Thinh, and Thanh Thuy achieve recognition.

She has also created opportunities for young directors including Thai Hoa and Duc Thinh to demonstrate their abilities by creating new plays.

Ms. Van said her aim is to train young actors who will then join forces with her to build a name for the theater. So far, her efforts have not been in vain.

Last year, two of three gold medals awarded at the 2009 National Theater Festival were given to Me va nguoi tinh (Mother and her lover) by Le Chi Trung and Minh Nhi; and No Than (Magic crossbow – Love story of My Chau and Trong Thuy) by Le Duy Hanh and Do Duc Thinh of the Phu Nhuan Theater.

In addition, one of five special individual awards was granted to director Thinh.

Ms. Van has also turned famous Vietnamese literary works into stage dramas. These have included Bi vo (Pilferer) by Nguyen Hong; and So do (Dumb luck) and Ky Nghe Lay Tay (Skills to marry a foreigner) by Vu Trong Phung.

She has also directed several plays such as Nuoc mat nguoi dien (Tears of a madman) and Gieng la (The strange well); and has acted in productions of Me va nguoi tinh (Mother and her lover), for which she received much praise from audiences.

Ms. Van says that in the future she hopes to have children and enter into the field of cai luong (traditional Vietnamese opera).

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Korean actress to perform in HCMC friendship concert

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:56 am

South Korean actress Lee Yo Won will take part in a Ho Chi Minh City concert tiled “Love and friendship,” held to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Vietnam.

South Korean actress Lee Yo Won

The show will take place at the Lan Anh music venue in District 10 on March 22.

Joining Ms. Won onstage will be Korean violinist Park Eun Joo, singer Yang Yi Gu, the Yeca traditional music troupe; and Vietnamese singers including the Nam Dong Ke band, Minh Quan, and Doan Trang among others.

The concert will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television’s VTV9 channel. It will also be shown in South Korea by KBS World TV.

Ms. Won will also meet with Vietnamese fans at Diamond Plaza in the city’s District 1 before the performance on the same day

The Korean actress was first introduced to the public in 1997 and stared in KBS’s TV series “Kkokji” (Tough Guy’s Love.)

After taking a hiatus from acting to get married abroad, the actress returned home in 2005 and rose to stardom once again in the TV series “Fashion 70’s,” which aired in Vietnam.

In addition to the “Love and friendship” concert, a host of other cultural exchange activities will be held in the city in honor of Vietnam and South Korea’s friendly relationship.

A fine arts exhibition will take place featuring contemporary works by Korean painters Kim Kyung Han and Yoon Yang Sik; and Vietnamese artists Le Phi Hung, Dang Van long and Nguyen Trung Tin at the HCMC University of Fine Arts on March 18.

Other activities include an Ao dai (traditional Vietnamese tunic) fashion show at the Rex Hotel on March 21, and a display of different kinds of Korean kimchi (a dish of pickled cabbage) at the Rex Hotel March 21-22.

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