|International aesthetic: The different flags, of course, represent the group’s use of cultural fusion. — VNS Photo Ngọc Huyền|
HÀ NỘI — Belgian dance group Vredon graced the Hà Nội Opera House on Wednesday for an afternoon of cultural fusion.
Since 1980, they have travelled the world to perform routines that combine different dance traditions together.
“We went to Israel, South Africa, even the States. In Asia, we visited Thailand, China. Now here we are in Việt Nam,” Vredon’s Vice President Dirk Laureys said.
Vredon choreographs their dances, and the group even has its own music. The highlight of their performances, however, was the flags.
|Nimble: The girls used small flags to obtain smooth moves. — VNS Photo Ngọc Huyền|
The group used different kinds of flags for each dance. According to Vredon President Kris de Moor, each flag weighs 5 kilograms. Still, the dancers managed to perform acrobatic moves as they spun and threw the flags up into the sky.
The flags, of course, represent their cultural fusion.
They did not only use their Belgian flag, but they also presented flags to represent different regions of the world, Việt Nam included.
“It feels amazing to perform. It is actually why we’re here, to show our dance and bring people together. I am really excited. It was amazing,” said performer Kaat Laureys after the show.
Audience member Guy Van Der Vurst put it best: “This performance brought me home. I saw my country’s flag and felt proud.” — VNS