SOLEMN MOMENT: Vietnamese artists burn incense to pay tribute to the theatre’s ancestors on the 10th Vietnam Stage Day. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HÀ NỘI Artists across the country gathered to pay tribute to the theatre’s ancestors who laid the foundations for the national art forms and contributed to their development through the years at a celebration held yesterday.
Organised by the Việt Nam Association of Stage Artists (VASA), the event also aimed to mark its traditional day or the 12th day of the eighth lunar month.
CELEBRATION: Performances are held nationwide to celebrate the 10th Vietnam Stage Day. — Photo netnews.vn
Addressing the celebration, artist Lê Chức, deputy chairman of VASA, said that 2019 is the tenth consecutive year that Việt Nam Stage Day has been organised.
“On the day, theatrical artists nationwide feel proud and pay tribute to their career’s ancestors, review the past year to evaluate the achievements, highlight issues and encourage theatrical artists across the country to create more high-quality works, contributing to the cultural life of people,” he said.
The VASA honoured older artists who have contributed to the theatre over their careers and awarded the Arts Prize. The participating artists also burnt incense at a ceremony to their predecessors.
A variety of activities have also been held by artists based in HCM City to celebrate the traditional day of Việt Nam’s stage.
According to artist Thanh Vy, many artists have jointly held events in various locations. Many ceremonies have also been organised, which demonstrates that Vietnamese artists' profound gratitude to their ancestors, she added. — VNS