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Jubilant atmosphere to cover Hue this weekend

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:11 am

The ancient capital city of Hue will brighten under a colorful fireworks display put on by French pyrotechnic artist Pierre Alain Hubert, as part of the bustling opening ceremonies of this year’s Hue Festival, which begins June 5.

Ao dai fashion show in Hue festival 2008 (File photo: SGGP)

The festival has revived the tradition of ancient ceremonies, which were thought to have fallen into oblivion.  The event includes Hue Royal Palace by Night on June 5, 8 and 11 and the “Praise to Heaven” ceremony at Nam Giao Pavilion on June 9.

The Nam Giao Offering Ritual will see 1,000 artists with 1,000 white lotuses, symbolizes prayers for a peaceful country and prosperous people, as well as the grand celebration of 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long –Hanoi.

To celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and Nguyen Phuc Lan Lord’s selection of Kim Long (a village 10km from Hue City) to be the capital city of the Southern Kingdom, a performance of the “Land Reclamation Itinerary” and the “Navy Maneuver Under the Dynasty of Nguyen Phuc Lan Lord” will be re-enacted onstage on June 7.

The event features a series of cultural activities. Visitors will have the chance to take part in the “Legend of the Huong River” program on June 6 and 12 along the Huong River, a fashion show featuring Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese dresses) designed by Minh Hanh, Si Hoang, Viet Lien, Viet Bao, Thuong Huyen, Quang Huy and Thu Giang on June 8 and traditional music performances, food fairs, royal folk games and street festivals that will take place throughout the celebration.

One of the highlights is an art performance titled “Breath of water” on June 6, 9 and 11 on a floating stage on Tinh Tam Lake. The play tells a love story about the separation and reunion of a young man and a beautiful lady selected as a maid in the imperial palace.

Traditional Vietnamese music, recognized by UNESCO, includes Nha Nhac Hue (Hue royal court music), Quan ho Bac Ninh singing (Bac Ninh folk love duets) and Ca tru (ceremonial songs), which will all be performed in the play.

More than 40 art troupes from 27 countries including France, Argentina, the US, UK, Poland, Australia, India, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Senegal, Russia, China, Belgium and more will take part in the nation’s largest cultural event.

Hue Festival 2010 will feature hundreds cultural activities that honor the cultural values of ancient Vietnam and its former capital. The event will also bring together representatives of ancient capital cities and cities with world cultural heritage sites and traditions, said head of the festival’s organization board and Vice Chairman, of the Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee Ngo Hoa.

The 9-day event is also a special art and cultural forum in the country and region promoting international exchange, socio-economic development and Vietnamese tourism.

Source: SGGP

Jubilant atmosphere covers highland city

In Vietnam Culture on November 13, 2009 at 9:45 am

Pleiku City was brightened with a colorful firework in a bustling opening ceremony titled “Resounding gong and Central Highlands’ vitality” of the 2009 International Gong Festival on November 12.

Ethnic dancers in Central Highlands perform in the opening ceremony of the 2009 International Gong Festival.

On stage were images described the highlands cultural character such as gong performance, young ethnic minority people in their traditional costumes, nha rong, (a traditional stilt house of the ethnic groups of the Highlands), ruou can (Can wine- a popular wine drunk out of a jar through pipes in central highland region), imposing falls, high mountain and thick forest.

More than 3,000 people included artists and visitors together with the country’s leaders likely Ha Thi Khiet, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party cum head of Communist Party of Vietnam Committee for Mass Mobilization; the head of the delegation and chairman of the National Assembly’s Council for Ethnic Minorities , Ksor Phuoc; Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh; representatives of the UNESCO, and local and  international organizations joined in the event.

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International Gong Festival opens in upland city

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