|A total of 26 countries and territories have confirmed their participation in the Hue Festival 2014 by sending art troupes to perform at the event.— File Photo
THUA THIEN HUE (VNS) — A total of 26 countries and territories have confirmed their participation in the Hue Festival 2014 by sending art troupes to perform at the event.
The festival's main partners include France, Mexico and Israel.
Retaining the theme of the previous year's festival, "Cultural heritage with integration and development," the event will start on April 12 of next year and will feature nine days of art performances, cultural exchange events, and community activities.
According to the Hue Festival Centre, the festival will also showcase an ao dai fashion show, street parade, re-enactments of royal ceremonies, and community festivities in addition to the grand opening and closing ceremonies.
The fashion show will also feature the history of the poetic Perfume River, the 115-year-old Truong Tien Bridge spanning over its banks, and the nearby Dong Ba Market.
The centre has invited 30 countries and territories to participate in the festival with most confirming their availability and participation of their art troupes at the event.
Participants voluntarily performing at the festival include the OSD Nadarzyn orchestra from Poland, the SISU percussion team from Norway, and the Raduga and Smile dance troupes from Russia.
Several of art troupes will be performing at the festival for the first time. The Tarasam dance and music troupe from Israel is expected to bustle the festival through their mixture of dancing and melodies produced unconventionally using utensils, bottles and other types of percussion instruments. — VNS