International circus festival to open in Hà Nội

Update: October, 14/2019 - 14:49

Vietnamese artists from five circus troupes will perform at an international circus festival that will take place in Hà Nội from October 15-20. — Photo courtesy of the organising board

HÀ NỘI — International circus artists from nine countries will demonstrate their skills at the International Circus Festival 2019 that will take place in Hà Nội from October 15-20.

The festival is jointly organised by the Performing Arts Department, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hà Nội’s Department of Culture and Sports, the Vietnam Stage Artists’ Association, the Vietnam Circus Federation and other relevant organisations.

The festival will see the participation of artists from Australia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Laos, Singapore and Việt Nam as the host.

According to the organisation board, the artists will include acrobats, jugglers, tightrope walkers, magicians and clowns. 

The aims to promote co-operation in culture and arts between Việt Nam and other countries.

The event is expected to be a platform for domestic circus artists to introduce Việt Nam’s circus acts to the world and for managers to exchange and share experience with their international counterparts, which will lead to innovations in organising, managing and creating high-standard works, meeting the audience’s demand.

The International Circus Festival 2019 will be held at Hanoi Central Circus located on 67-69 Lê Đại Hành Street.

On Saturday morning, October 19, the circus troupes will entertain people in the capital by performing their tricks on the pedestrian streets around Hoàn Kiếm Lake. — VNS