Famed Norwegian choreographer Johanne Jakhelln Constant, who has staged a number of ballet performances in HCM City, has high regard for the talent of Vietnamese ballet dancers. After watching dancers deliver splendid performances in Coppelia, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, she talked with Thu Trang about the future of ballet in Viet Nam and expressed hopes that it would continue to thrive.
Taku Haruyoshi is the office manager for the Viet Nam Liaison Office of Tierra International Affairs, a multi-faceted company based in Kobe, Japan, whose core business is education. Van Dat spoke to Haruyoshi about his company's efforts to encourage environmental awareness and exchange between Japanese and Vietnamese students through an annual tree-planting activity in Can Gio Mangrove Forest.
Chuyen Chang Dung Si (Story of a Valiant Man) will be performed during the second ASEAN-China Festival to be held in Nanning, China, this October. Nguyen Anh Tu, deputy director of the theatre staging the event, talks with Lan Dung about theatre for children in Viet Nam.
Chef dishes on Vietnamese cuisine favourites
Chef Bobby Chinn became popular in Viet Nam after opening restaurants in Ha Noi (in 2001) and HCM City (in 2011). He recently opened a new Vietnamese-influenced restaurant in London, The House of Ho. The new Ambassador of Viet Nam's Tourism in Europe speaks to Le Huong.
Education reform requires bold insight
Professor Ngo Bao Chau of the University of Chicago is the first Vietnamese mathematician to win a Fields Medal. He recently talked to Sunday Viet Nam News about the ongoing reform of Viet Nam's higher education. Tran Thu Van reports
Artist crafts inspired dolls for grownups
"Art dolls" are not toys for children. Rather, they are artistic creations that have become increasingly popular around the world. Tran Thu Hang has brought this style of contemporary art to Viet Nam. The artist talks with Dinh Phuong Linh about the many sources of inspiration for her handcrafted dolls as well as her philosophy on life and art.
Designer Nguyen Cong Tri, one of the biggest names in contemporary Vietnamese fashion, just returned from the Origin-Passion & Be Life exhibition in Italy's Vincenza. He spoke to Thy Khac about his career and international experience.
Tay Thi Nguyen, a 20-year-old college student from Long An Province, defied all odds to pursue education. Even after her parents burned all her books, she continued to find ways to read. A New York Times column detailed her courageous story, calling her "graduate of the year".
Le Ha Uyen wanted to share her passion for her native cuisine with her international friends, and in doing so she discovered the subtleties that made Vietnamese cuisine so diverse, Luong Thu Huong reports.
Nguyen Thuy Trang studied arts and media at L'E'cole superieure des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, from where she graduated in 2012. She received an award from the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association in 2010 and took part in the International Mini Textile Exhibition in France in 2012.
Park Noh Wan, the Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Viet Nam, recently became the first foreigner to receive the International Relations Doctoral Degree from the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.