ĐÀ NẴNG — Residents and visitors to the central city of Đà Nẵng are in for a treat this year, with a lineup of cultural activities set to take place.
Over the next several months, cultural and festive programmes will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings until the end of October.
The city's People's Committee has taken the initiative to both preserve and promote the traditional cultural values of the region, as well as to attract both residents and tourists.
The diverse array of events will include street masquerade parades with a mix of Vietnamese and international music performances, street magic shows, and dance performances.
|'Bài chòi' artists perform to tourists in Đà Nẵng. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Lê Lâm|
The UNESCO-recognized art form of bài chòi, a unique blend of game and theatre performance, will be showcased in Đà Nẵng, one of the central provinces where it is a cherished cultural legacy.
Audiences will have the opportunity to experience performances of traditional dance and musical instruments, presented by artists from the Nguyễn Hiển Dĩnh Tuồng (Classical Opera) Theatre, Đà Nẵng City's Culture and Cinema Centre, the city's Association of Dancing Artists, and other local art clubs.
Alongside these shows, nearly 50 other cultural activities, which have become annual fixtures in celebrating national and city-wide events, will also be held.
To appeal to both domestic and international tourists, all performances, shows, and activities, particularly those taking place along the Hàn River, will feature innovative elements such as state-of-the-art lighting technology, a revolving stage, and scenic floatings.
According to the Đà Nẵng People's Committee, the investment in these cultural offerings aims to create unique cultural experiences along the Hàn River and aid in the recovery of the city's tourism industry, a crucial economic sector after COVID-19 lockdown.
|The street masquerade parade is among the cultural activities organised in Đà Nẵng from now until the end of October. — Photo danang.gov.vn|
The city in January offered accommodation for more than 350,000 tourists – six times higher than in the same period of last year, and 88,500 were foreign tourists. — VNS