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Cơ Tu dancers to perform in Hội An

Update: August, 03/2017 - 11:25
Making music: A man plays a drum in a traditional Gươl (communal house of the Cơ Tu people) in Tây Giang district. VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

HỘI AN — Dance troupes from the Cơ Tu ethnic group living in mountainous districts of Nam Giang, Tây Giang and Đông Giang will stage the Night Arts Performance of Cơ Tu People in the ancient city of Hội An on Sunday night.

The Quảng Nam Provincial Tourism Promotion centre said it will be the third performance by the Cơ Tu ethnic dance troupes after two nights on June 9 and July 8.

The Cơ Tu dancers will perform the traditional Tân tung da dá dance of the Cơ Tu ethnic minority at the city’s Sculpture Park on the Hoài River bank at around 5pm on Sunday.

The groups will then demonstrate dancing and the art of weaving brocade by hand, as well as gong and drum performances at the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum, 26 Phan Bội Châu from 6pm to 7pm on Sunday.

Traditional crafts, food and souvenirs of the Cơ Tu people will be on display at the museum for visitors to learn about traditional culture.

The last performance will start at around 7.30pm at the Anatara Hội An Hotel on Phạm Hồng Thái street near the city’s old quarter.

In 2016, four types of cultural heritage – including the art of weaving brocade by hand; the Tân tung da dá dance of the Cơ Tu ethnic group; gu (the art of decorating cây nêu or a wooden pole of the Cor ethnic group); and the procession of Bà Chợ Được (the goddess of the Chăm people) – in the mountainous districts of Quảng Nam were recognised as national intangible heritage.

The three mountainous districts are a popular destination for motorbike trips and off-road adventures that give a glimpse of the lifestyle of ethnic minorities at 1,600m above sea level. — VNS

 

 

Fishy dish: Fish cooked in bamboo tubes is a popular dish of the Cơ Tu people. VNS Photo Công Thành
Homemade meal: A Cơ Tu woman cooks rice in a bamboo tube for dinner. The food is a traditional cuisine of the ethnic group. VNS Photo Công Thành
Traditional work: Cơ Tu women weave brocade by hand in Đông Giang district of Quảng Nam Province. VNS Photo Công Thành
Huff and puff: A Cơ Tu man blows a buffalo horn as an instrument of the ethnic group. VNS Photo Công Thành
Art and culture: Wooden sculpture is an artform of the Cơ Tu ethnic group in the Tây Giang District of Quảng Nam Province. Dance troupes of the Cơ Tu people from mountainous districts in Quảng Nam will perform in Hội An on August 6th. VNS Photo Công Thành

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