Hundreds of festivities and celebrations are held every year in Viet
Nam, but few people understand the significance and details of these
festivals. Nguyen Thao speaks to Professor Nguyen Van Huy, director
of the Viet Nam Heritage Association's Centre for Research of Heritage,
about this issue.
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 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
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
"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