Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A new circus performance will be showcased promising to bring excitement and drama to audiences, especially children, according to artist Tống Toàn Thắng, deputy director of the Việt Nam Circus Federation.
Entitled ‘A Forest of Fairies’, the story is about a princess with miraculous hair. A witch wants to harm the princess and take her hair. Animals in the forest protect the princess and defeat the witch.
He said the performance will be entertaining and educational.
“As it is arranged for children, the pieces always have a happy ending in which the good always wins over the bad,” said Thắng.
The performance will feature acrobats, a magic show and circus tricks performed by actors dressed as dogs, pigs, ostrich, panda and monkeys.
“The new performance will attract audiences with its fascinating script, music and light show,” he said.
Besides setting up in Hà Nội, the troupe will perform in Hải Phòng, Quảng Ninh and Thái Nguyên following orders of schools and theatres there.
Ticket prices range from VNĐ150,000 (US$12) - 250,000 ($20).
There are five shows a day performed at the Việt Nam Circus Federation, 67 Trần Nhân Tông Street, Hà Nội.
International folk games celebrated in museum
Residents of Hà Nội, particularly children, will have the chance to enjoy and learn about various folk games from around the world at the Việt Nam Museum of Ethnology in Cầu Giấy District.
The games, part of an international cultural festival to be held on May 26-27 to celebrate International Children’s Day which falls on June 1, include those from Asian countries of Cambodia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Việt Nam.
Organisers said overseas students would participate in the games and they would also teach Vietnamese visitors how to play.
The cultural activities were expected to help players, particularly children, learn about different folk games from around the world and at the same time increase knowledge of the city’s community to international guests and improve their awareness on the preservation of national cultural heritage, according to a representative from the museum. — VNS