|Vietnamese artists during a rehearsal.— File Photo
BUDAPEST (VNS)— A Vietnamese troupe will present traditional songs and dances at an international culture festival to be held in Hungary's capital, Budapest, this weekend.
The Far East is Far? festival organised by Laterna Magica, a cultural and educational management organisation, aims to present Asian cultures to Hungarian audiences.
During the two-day festival, participants from Indonesia, Japan, China, Thailand and Hungary will also entertain with a taiko drum show, Chinese-Hungarian fusion music, and martial art performances such as Eskrima, Karate, Kung-fu, Taekwondo, and Thai boxing.
"We will perform folk songs from throughout Viet Nam and some traditional dances," said head of the Vietnamese delegation, artist Le Thuong.
"Besides there will be performances of Hungarian folk songs and a one-act opera by composer Bartok Bela."
The festival will also feature exhibitions, cultural performances, concerts, films and handicraft workshops.
The event, created under the auspices of the European Union Integration Fund, will be held at the Heritage House, Budapest. Entrance to all programmes will be free of charge. —VNS