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Ancient dance form from 2,000 years ago revived in An Giang Province

Update: July, 16/2016 - 09:00
Ancient dance: Young Vietnamese take part in a dance performance based on images found at a prehistoric archaeological site of the Óc Eo culture in the southeastern province of An Giang. VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News

AN GIANG — Vietnamese artists have choreographed a dance routine based on images found at an Óc Eo archaeological site in southeastern An Giang Province.

Images of female dancers playing musical instruments are carved on rocks, pottery and other antiquities of the Oc Eo era of about 2,000 years ago, according to Nguyễn Hữu Giềng, head of the management board of the Óc Eo Culture Archaeological Site.

People’s Artist Đặng Hùng of the Việt Nam Dancers Association and musician Trương Bá Trạng said they had tried to simulate what they thought would be the rhythm, tone, and movements of the dance.

The dance performance, accompanied by traditional music, was held before hundreds of people on July 11 in Thoại Sơn District, where the archaeological site is located.  

An Giang Province officials have given priority to the preservation of the Óc Eo culture. — VNS



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