Choreographer John Huy considers life a game

Vietnamese-Canadian John Huy Tran speaks at a press briefi ng in HCMC for his first live show 'Song - Life is a Game' - Photo: My Tran

My Tran The show is directed by the choreographer and artist Linh Rateau in collaboration with young choreographers and dancers of Urban Dance Group. … [Read more...]

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Game show capitalises on mixed marriages in Viet Nam HCM City Television is working with the MayQ Media to launch a new singing TV game show targeting Vietnamese and foreign husbands and wives living in Viet Nam. Vo Chong Minh Hat (Husband and Wife Sing Together), which will start next month, is expected to help the couples keep their love in marriage through the passion of music. Couples of all ages are encouraged to send their photos and records or music video clips to the organiser at … [Read more...]

French dance group to perform contemporary work

HCM CITY (VNS) - A new contemporary performance named Your Ghost Is Not Enough by the French dance group Kubilai Khan Investigations will be staged at IDECAF (Institut D'Echanges Culturels Avec La France) next Friday, September 26, in HCM City. "Nobody bathes twice in the same river" is the philosophy behind choreographer Frank Micheletti's work. The dance is between a man and a woman who express the way they feel about each other and how they accept the other's world. Micheletti says he … [Read more...]

Festival spotlights modern dance

Dynamic: Dancers perform Scarabe (Dung Rolling Beetle), one of the pieces to be featured at the contemporary dance festival. - Photo courtesy the Goethe Institute

HA NOI (VNS) - The fourth international festival, Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance, will be held from September 24-28 at the Tuoi Tre (Youth) Theatre in Ha Noi. … [Read more...]

Vietnam National Symphony performs in Russia

Under the baton of renowned Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, the VNSO brought classical music lovers an opportunity to enjoy classic pieces written by Vietnamese musicians Do Hong Quan and Pham Minh Thanh as well as concerto No. 12 by famed Russian musician Shostakovich. The concert also featured the Vietnamese violinist Le Hoai Nam. The works written by Vietnamese musicians were a combination between classic music and Vietnam's traditional music. The event was a chance to promote … [Read more...]

Contemporary dance play “The Mist” to comeback


(Cinet)- The new version of a contemporary dance play which tells a pastoral Vietnamese tale will feature live music in its Ho Chi Minh City performances in September and October 2014. … [Read more...]

Young Japanese dancer to perform in Vietnam


PANO - Young Japanese dancer, Yo Nakamura, will perform a 20-minute contemporary dance, named "Good Bye", on September 24th and 25th at Tuoi tre (Youth) Theate, as a part of Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2014 from September 24th to 28th in Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Percussionist beats challenges to preserve art

Concert: A pentatonic music band performs in Soc Trang Province.

Soc Trang musician Danh Sol brought new life to the Khmer tradition of pentatonic music. Chanh Da and Trung Hieu report. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese ballet dancers raising the barre


Famed Norwegian choreographer Johanne Jakhelln Constant, who has staged a number of ballet performances in HCM City, has high regard for the talent of Vietnamese ballet dancers. After watching dancers deliver splendid performances in Coppelia, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, she talked with Thu Trang about the future of ballet in Viet Nam and expressed hopes that it would continue to thrive. … [Read more...]

Fun times in Ha Noi’s Old Quarter

To the streets: A lion bounces and dances as the 'Earth God' makes a lighthearted appearance. The lion dance performance officially kicks off a four-day programme in the Old Quarter, which aims to entertain children for the Mid-Autumn festival on Monday. - VNS Photo Khanh Chi

There has been a lot of fun in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi.The lion dance was held as part of the Mid-Autumn celebrations.It was a wonderful sight for both children and tourists.There were also theatre shows where children could meet their favourite actors. Khanh Chi & Anh Thu … [Read more...]