|National treasures: Legend of a Mother, a popular dance at the theatre. — Photo Courtesy of Việt Nam National Music Song and Dance Theatre|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam National Music, Song and Dance Theatre received a first class labour order at its 65th anniversary ceremony two days ago.
Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện praised the contribution that all artists have given to the People’s Army of Việt Nam and civilians during two resistance wars, and stressed the theatre’s mission in modern age.
“Under the pressure of market mechanisms and the fast developing entertainment forms supported by technology and public media, the theatre reserves the values of national folk arts of singing and dancing, yet it renovates itself to meet public demand. The theatre also needs to create an open environment for artists and young talents to develop and contribute to the country,” he said.
The theatre received the labour order first class from Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam. Its five artists were awarded labour order second and third classes by minister Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện, respectively. — VNS