Coloured with culture: About 40 Vietnamese artists from Vietnam National Music Song and Dance Theatre will perform at Việt Nam’s Cultural Week, which is being held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. — Photo toquoc.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A variety of art performances featuring Vietnamese culture will be presented at Việt Nam’s Cultural Week, which is being held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The event is being jointly held by Việt Nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of diplomatic relation between the two nations.
According to Vietnam National Music Song and Dance Theatre director Nguyễn Quang Vinh, nearly 40 theatre artists will perform in two grand programmes -- the inauguration of Việt Nam’s Cultural Week and the arts programme for the Vietnamese community in Phnom Penh. The artists will present typical art performances representing the traditional cultural values of Việt Nam to the audience.
Vinh also said the áo dài, the Vietnamese traditional dress, and the conical hat will serve as typical cultural ambassadors to portray Vietnamese beauty this week.
The event also features other representative images and traditional values from across the country, such as the lanterns or the collection of traditional musical instruments.
“If the performances at the inauguration of Việt Nam’s Cultural Week focus on introducing the cultural essence of Việt Nam to both Cambodian and international friends, the programme for the Vietnamese community at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh is expected to evoke the affection and nostalgia of the Vietnamese living abroad.” Vinh said.
Addressing rehearsals of the art performances, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vương Duy Biên highly appreciated Vietnam National Music Song and Dance Theatre’s efforts.
“Việt Nam’s Cultural Week in Cambodia is a meaningful cultural and political event, contributing to improving relations between the two nations. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare and present truly distinctive arts programmes featuring Việt Nam’s colours and soul to introduce to international friends,” he said.
Việt Nam’s Cultural Week in Cambodia is on until October 6. — VNS