|Popular theatre director Le Quy Duong is the only representative from Viet Nam participating in the 6th Fujairah International Monodrama Festival being held in Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates.— Photo thethaovanhoa
HA NOI (VNS) — Popular theatre director Le Quy Duong is the only representative from Viet Nam participating in the 6th Fujairah International Monodrama Festival being held in Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates.
The festival begins today (January 20) and will end on January 28. Organised by the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA) and held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and the ruler of Fujairah, the festival will host more than 300 celebrities, theatre actors and performers from 43 countries and territories all over the world.
The biennial festival, which made its debut in Fujairah in 2003, will welcome guests at the opening ceremony with an operetta titled "Pearl of the East", which will be performed by the Sigma Dance Group at the Al Aqah beach tonight.
Nightly one-act performances will start tomorrow with "Finding Aziza Sulaiman", "Maya", "A Woman in Waiting", "Just Garbage", "Sighing", "Burning", "Eves of a Dream", "Convict Women-Lifetime Exile", "Diary of a Madman", "Life as a Dream: Salvador Dali", "The Law of Gravity", "Miss Julie" and "Human Form 1".
The festival will award renowned Kuwaiti actor Abdul Hussain Abdul Ridha with this edition's Fujairah Award for Excellence in Theatre. Also, Lithuanian artist Birute Mar will be the first recipient of the Fujairah International Monodrama "Valery Khazanov" Award.
During the eight-day festival, participants will engage in round-table discussions on different topics on theatre, such as the discussion on "What's Left of Theatre: New Realities, New Trends" on Saturday.
Savas Patsalidis from the Critics Association, Greece, Canada's Ross Manson, Sun Huizhu William from China, Germany's Dr Hans-Georg Knopp, Anatoly Frusin from New Zealand and the UK's Colin Watkeys will be the key speakers at the discussion.
Young local talents will also benefit from a workshop to be held by Polish artist Jolanta Juszkiewicz on "Poor Theatre Method". – VNS