|The performance reflects the fierce battles and hard life during the war. — Photo courtesy of the organiser|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A circus performance dedicated to heroes who sacrificed their lives for national independence will take place on July 27 (Martyrs’ Day) in Hà Nội.
Director Tống Toàn Thắng said it was the first time the Việt Nam Circus Federation had organised the event.
“We’re targeting the younger generation who should pay gratitude to the fallen soldiers and those who contributed to the resistance war,” said Thắng.
“The performance will commemorate the fallen martyrs and raise people’s awareness of patriotism.”
“We will combine songs and performing arts with images of soldiers and young people who volunteered to go to the front and famous heroes like Võ Thị Sáu (1933-1952).”
The highlight of the programme is a piece dedicated to heroine Võ Thị Sáu. Joining the revolutionary movement at the age of 14, Sáu was eventually caught and sentenced to death by the French. At the execution, the young girl refused to be blindfolded, wanting to admire the landscape and sing till her last breath. The inspiring story of Sáu will be told through the performance of tightrope performers and dances involving silk ribbons.
Thắng said all proceeds from ticket sales would be given to the families of martyrs and war invalids.
The performance will take place at the Central Circus, 67-69 Trần Nhân Tông Street, Hà Nội. — VNS