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Variety show restages history

Update: December, 20/2010 - 09:27

Mythic: A scene from Xin Chao! that tells the story of Lac Long Quan and Aâu Co (Dragon Father and Fairy Mother). The interdisciplinary production is being staged at the September 23 Park in HCM City. – Photo courtesy Xin Chao Company

Mythic: A scene from Xin Chao! that tells the story of Lac Long Quan and Au Co (Dragon Father and Fairy Mother). The interdisciplinary production is being staged at the September 23 Park in HCM City. – Photo courtesy Xin Chao Company

HCM CITY — A narration of Viet Nam's mythical origins and history through dance, circus performances and martial arts is being staged at the September 23 Park in HCM City.

Xin Chao! (Hello), a production of the Xin Chao Art Performance Company, aims to offer foreign tourists to HCM City glimpses into the nation's culture and history in a new form.

The show is directed by American Laura Burke, who has written scripts for Hollywood films for 30 years and has lived in Viet Nam for eight years.

The 90-minute work features Viet Nam's mythological origins expressed though the story of Lac Long Quan-Aâu Co (Dragon Father and Fairy Mother) as also the valiant acts of national heroins Hai Ba Trung (Two Trung Sisters).

Fifty performers, including the country's top acrobats, martial artists and traditional and contemporary dancers will perform in the show that is being staged every night at 2 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1. Tickets at VND200,000 (US$10) for Monday through Tuesday, and VND400,000 ($20) for the remaining days of the week are available at the park. Admission is free for children under five. — VNS

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