Vietnamese chef brings French cuisine to Việt Nam

Vietnamese people are now having the chance to enjoy many culinary styles. Therefore, cooking has become an art and becoming a chef has been recoganised in the country. Many young people are now choosing to become a chef.

Creativity and courage take centre stage

Director of Hà Nội Drama Theatre, People's Artist Trung Hiếu, tells reporter Khúc Hồng Thiện why artistic bravery and being creative are critical to theatre and the performing arts.
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Fusion part of modern circus evolution

After two years of stagnation due to the pandemic, performance art has been revived. Recently, the circus has made a strong comeback. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Vietnamese circus, People’s Artist Tống Toàn Thắng, vice director of the Việt Nam Circus Federation, talks to Ngô Minh about the plan to develop a national circus.
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Self-taught musical theatre artist lets his Imagi-nation soar

Nguyễn Hoàng Thiện (Jay Thiện Nguyễn) is a musical theatre performer who has come into his own over the last decade with performances in Việt Nam, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt and other countries. A self-taught artist who honed his craft in local and international performing arts programmes, Thiện envisions driving social change through the arts.
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Taking the glitter off

Vietnamese divo Tùng Dương will hold a concert to celebrate his 20-year journey in music on November 25. The avant-garde singer talks with Thúy Hằng about the upcoming show and his family life.
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'Việt Nam is so dear to my heart': French author

Michel Bussi is a major figure in contemporary French literature due to the originality, unpredictability and extraordinary brilliance of his work. Many of his novels, including 'Don't Let Go', 'Black Water Lilies',  and 'The Other Mother', have been published in Việt Nam. He discusses his career and plans with Nguyễn Huy.
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Artist inspires love for traditional instrument

Nghiêm Thu is among the few musicians pursuing the traditional Vietnamese đàn tỳ bà (plucked four-string instrument) and one of the founding members of Cỏ Lạ Band, which has impressed audiences with their contemporary folk style.  She talks with Lương Hương.
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Russian Vietnamologist finds inspiration every day

Popular online Russian book publisher Litres has just published two books compiled by Vietnamologist Daria Mishukova: 'Vietnamese Fairy Tales Retold' and 'Vietnamese Cuisine: Delicious stories.' Lê Hương chats with her about the new books and her work.
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We should keep moving forward: director

Film director Nguyễn Phan Quang Bình has been a popular name of Vietnamese cinema with various significant films like “Cánh Đồng Bất Tận” (The Floating Lives), “Vũ Khúc Con Cò” (The Fork’s Dance), “Quyên”, “Bí Mật Của Gió” (Secret of the Wind). He chats with Hương Trân about his career.
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Poet desires to conquer new creative peaks

After recovering from illness, journalist-poet Hồng Thanh Quang plans to hold a special night of poetry and music 'Vẫn nguyên là nỗi khát (Still Desire) on September 4 at the Hanoi Opera House. Through poetry and music, he wants to spread an inspiration in life. He talks with Ngô Minh.
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Cultural strength creates national pride

Professor of Science Vũ Minh Giang attracts attention every time he chairs a major conference at home and abroad, attracting viewers with his erudition. He is chairman of the Specialty Council of the Center for Asian Studies and has just visited Seoul in the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring cooperation between Việt Nam and South Korea to new heights. Vi Thùy Linh talks with him.