Most beautiful angles in thousands of hầu đồng rituals are featured in a photo book compiled by Nguyễn Á.
During the festival, mediums performed rituals dedicated to different genies worshipped. A council of experts and local authorities then remarked on the performers, their costumes, dances and music.
Đặng Thị Nhiễu, keeper of the Forest Temple in Ngọc Thụy Ward, Long Biên District, Hà Nội, performs a hầu đồng ritual, one of the features of Mother Goddesses worship, yesterday.
The Vietnamese Art and Folk Music Development Centre opened the Folk Music Festival on August 7 on an open stage in Đồng Xuân Market, Hoàn Kiếm District.
Theatre director Việt Tú, whose art shows are big hits in Việt Nam, has continued his run of successes with his latest show Thủa Ấy Xứ Đoài or The Quintessence of Tonkin. Inspired by the traditional art form of water puppetry, more than 100 real farmers and villagers are part of the show that has won rave reviews from critics. Director Tú spoke to Thúy Hằng about his work and inspiration.
There are no other villages like Đông Cứu. It once supplied royal people with their special clothes for important ceremonies.
Images of wet rice cultivation, which not only fed the people but also created a traditional culture – the Red River civilisation of Việt people, have been replicated vividly in the newest show of the Hà Nội-based stage director Việt Tú.
Việt Nam’s first-ever festival featuring Mẫu Thượng Ngàn (Mother Goddess of Forest) worship will bring folk artists from across the nation to Yên Bái Province on May 20 and 21.
Hầu đồng (also known as lên đồng) is a popular ritual in Vietnamese spiritual culture. Reporter Trần Thành talks to researcher Bùi Trọng Hiền about the art.