Art programmes planned to boost people’s spirits amid pandemic

August 10, 2021 - 06:19
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a plan to hold art programmes that aims to encourage the people to surmount the COVID-19 pandemic.


Plays by artists from Việt Nam Chèo Theatre will be featured on both television channels and digital platforms. VNA/VNS Photo Minh Khánh

HÀ NỘI  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to hold art programmes that aim to encourage people to surmount the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shows will be broadcast on both television channels and digital platforms. 

The plan is hoped to boost people’s spirits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, develop the traditional cultural values of Việt Nam, and call for artists’ creativity, devotion and passion in making new works that encourage the fight against the pandemic and send messages of patriotism.

The organisation of the programmes will strictly comply with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

The Ministry also called on the Việt Nam Television, the VOV Television channel, Nhân Dân (People) Television, and the Hải Phòng Radio and Television Station to support the broadcasting of the arts programmes.

Specifically, Việt Nam Television will broadcast the programme Sắc Màu Thổ Cẩm (Brocade Colours) of the Việt Bắc Folk Music and Dance Theatre; Những Người Khốn Khổ - Những Điều Muốn Nói (The Miserables - Things to Say), Hồ Thiên Nga - Sau Cánh Màn Nhung (Swan Lake - Behind the Velvet Curtain) of the Việt Nam National Opera and Ballet Theatre; excerpts from the classic plays Vũ Như Tô, Othello, Aesop, The Thunderstorm, Médée of the Việt Nam Drama Theatre; Trung Thần (Loyalty) of Việt Nam Tuồng Theatre; Dây Tràng Hạt Diệu Kỳ (Miracle Rosary), Giai Điệu Tổ Quốc (Motherland Melodies) of Việt Nam Chèo Theatre; Great Romantic Night and The Wonder of Time of Việt Nam Symphony Orchestra.

Meanwhile, Nhân Dân Television, VOV Television, and Hải Phòng Radio and Television will broadcast programmes performed by artists of the Việt Bắc Folk Music and Dance Theatre, Việt Nam Circus Federation, Vietnamese Theatre of Singing, Dance and Music, and Việt Nam Contemporary Art Theatre.

The culture ministry's Performing Arts Department has been assigned prime responsibility and will coordinate with relevant units in establishing a group of prestigious and socially influential artists to organise the upcoming art programmes that aim to spread solidarity, unity and compassion in the fight against the pandemic.

At the same time, the culture ministry has launched a contest in which people produce various media publications like songs, short plays, pictures or photos related to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic to lift people’s spirits.

As social distancing measures are in place in many localities nationwide, the ministry has held a number of programmes to motivate citizens as well as frontline workers to battle the pandemic.

Some of them have received positive responses from the audience like Những Ngôi Sao Bất Tử (Immortal Stars), San Sẻ Yêu Thương, Vượt Qua Đại Dịch (Sharing Love, Overcoming the Pandemic) that were broadcast and streamlined on TV and social networks. VNS