|A scene of the dance entitled Khoanh Khac Bat Tu (Immortality Moment), based on the young martyr Vo Thi Sau's life, will be performed for the first time tonight at Ha Noi Opera House. — Photo tgvn.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — A dance entitled Khoanh Khac Bat Tu (Immortality Moment), based on the young martyr Vo Thi Sau's life, will be performed for the first time tonight at Ha Noi Opera House.
Choreographed in a modern style by Pham Anh Phuong and to be performed by 100 dancers of the Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB), the dance is based on the true story of the national hero Sau (1933-1952) who began her revolutionary career at the age of 14. She was arrested and imprisoned in early 1950 and was sentenced to death in Chi Hoa Prison in the former Sai Gon.
Feared for her strong and courageous revolutionary will, the French colonialists shipped her to the Con Dao archipelago in the southeastern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and shot her on January 23, 1952. Sau was just 19.
The script of the performance has been selected from 18 stories shortlisted in a contest that was organised by the Viet Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Department of Performing Arts.
The VNOB dancers will be accompanied by an orchestra tonight and tomorrow. — VNS