To keep hát bội (classical drama) alive and introduce it to younger generations, a club in HCM City is offering online training from skilled artists.
This year, the province aims to receive 1.6 million tourists, including 220,000 foreigners, while income from tourism is expected to reach VNĐ800 billion (US$34 million).
Traditional art theatres in HCM City are facing a shortage of artists and musicians, which has made it tough for the members of each theatre to keep up with their performance schedules.
Nguyễn Đức Huy has his own way of arousing interest in Vietnamese hát bội (classical opera) – painting hát bội characters in a chibi style.
The HCM City Hát Bội Theatre will launch a new programme offering hát bội or tuồng (classical drama) performances for foreign visitors as part of the theatre’s efforts to introduce Vietnamese theatre to the world.
The Tây Đô Theatre of Cần Thơ City will launch its new free programme offering cải lương (reformed opera), hát bội or tuồng (classical drama) performances for young audiences as part of the theatre’s efforts to preserve the traditional art.
The HCM City’s Culture and Sports Department has worked with Trần Hữu Trang Cải Lương Theatre to offer free traditional performances targeted to young people this month.