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Cultural feast marks anniversary

Update: June, 13/2013 - 08:34
Circle of light: Luxembourg dancer Sylvia Camarda performs the modern dance Warrior of Beauty I. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— A wide range of cultural activities will be held in Ha Noi from next Monday to Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Luxembourg.

To begin those series of activities, the Luxembourg Embassy and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will co-organise a televised programme on tourism and hospitality development in Viet Nam on VTV2 and VTV4 on June 17.

The television show will be followed by an electronic music performance by musician Sun Glitters from Luxembourg and Vietnamese percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa. The concert will be held at the Youth Theatre at 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street next Tuesday.

The theatre will also host a modern dance performance by Luxembourg dancer Sylvia Camarda next Thursday. Vietnamese dancer Mai Lan and a dance troupe from the Youth Theatre will perform the opening act.

The contemporary dance titled Warrior of Beauty II engages in a dialogue with the audience that explores one central question: how to be a warrior of beauty? How may individuals find themselves in their own true personality? She has chosen an artist's dressing room as the setting of her piece in order to illustrate and flesh out these moments of reflection, hesitation and analysis.

The dance movements draw inspiration from Broadway shows and from the sensibility of classic ballet.

Other highlight of the cultural programme will be a concert performed by Luxembourg pianist Francesco Tristano with the Ha Noi Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vietnamese conductor Le Phi Phi. The show will open at 8pm at the city's Opera House next Friday. This concert will be Tristano's third performance in Ha Noi after solo recitals in 2011 and 2012.

This concert will wrap up the celebrations and mark Luxembourg National Day on June 23.

"I welcome the initiatives of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Viet Nam and Lux-Development on the rich cultural programmes to bring the cultural features of Luxembourg to Viet Nam, enhancing mutual understanding between the two people," said Pham Binh Minh, minister for Foreign Affairs.

Viet Nam and Luxembourg founded diplomatic relations on November 15, 1973. — VNS

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