|Dancers Đỗ Hoàng Khang Ninh and Sùng A Lùng will perform in a new contemporary ballet called Falling Angels choreographed by Nguyễn Phúc Hùng. — Photo courtesy of HBSO|
HCM CITY — Ballets by Vietnamese and international choreographers will appear on stage at the HCM City Opera House on January 19, with the night’s highlight being a new contemporary ballet titled Falling Angels choreographed by Nguyễn Phúc Hùng.
The ballet is based on Hùng’s exploration of the contrast between a female dancer’s innocence and male dancer’s toughness.
The dance will be performed by young talents Đỗ Hoàng Khang Ninh and Sùng A Lùng, who won the Gold Medal at the 2016 National Young Choreographer Talent Competition.
Hùng studied dancing at the Việt Nam National College of Dance and choreography at the Fontys Dance Academy in the Netherlands.
As a dancer, he played leading roles in ballets Lục Vân Tiên – Kiều Nguyệt Nga (The Love Story of Lục Vân Tiên and Kiều Nguyệt Nga) and Carmen. He also won top prizes at national dance competitions.
From 2008 to 2010, he was a dancer at the Amsterdam Opera and Gotra Ballet Company in the Netherlands.
Hùng has choreographed several contemporary dances for the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO), including Chạm Tay Vào Quá Khứ (Touching the Past), Đi Qua Tình Yêu (Gone through Love), and Ru Đêm (Night Lullaby).
The show will also feature the ballet Carmen Suite created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, with music by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin.
The ballet is based on French composer Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, depicting the tragedy of Carmen, a fiery gypsy, who falls in love with Don José.
The performance will feature Nguyễn Thu Trang as Carmen, Hồ Phi Điệp as Don José, and HBSO dancers.
French choreographer Julien Guerin’s ballet titled Dépaysement based on the music of Chopin, Satie, Faure, Beethoven, Albioni and Giazotto will be featured as well.
The dance depicts a spiritual journey of a young woman who dreams of sharing her feelings with people. It will star Trần Hoàng Yến, a graduate of the HCM City Dance School.
The show will begin at 8pm at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1. Tickets are available at the venue. — VNS