HCM CITY (VNS) — Experienced artists from India's Sangeet Natak National Academy of Music will perform six Indian classical dances at the HCM City Opera House tonight.
The event, which is part of the Festival of India which aims to introduce local audiences to the rich vibrancy of Indian culture, and to deepen the friendship and solidarity between Viet Nam and India.
The performance will feature six types of classical Indian dance, including Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Odissi, Manipuri, Nrityarupa and Chhau.
Bharata Natyam is one of the oldest and most popular Indian dances and belongs to the South Indian State of Tamilnadu. Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient Northern India.
The event is being co-organised by the Indian Ministry of Culture, the Indian Embassy in Viet Nam, and the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Admission is free. — VNS