HCM City (VNA) - Dozens of paintings and sculptures featuring performers and plays of Tuong and Hat Boi (classical drama), a Vietnamese traditional theatre originating in the 12th century, are now on display at the Garden Mall in HCM City. The works were created by 140 painters and artists in theatre, movie and graphic design. The event, Paint the Art of Tuong, was launched by the HCM City Theatre Association and its partners. It has attracted young actors and theatre painters such as Meritorious Artist Huu Danh, Huynh Kim Lien, Nhut Nguyen and Pham Quang Phuc. A talk show on Tuong hosted by veteran artists of the HCM City Theatre of Hat Boi Art will be organised every night during the event. Famous traditional plays such as Ho Nguyet Co Hoa Cao (Nguyet Co Turning into a Fox) and San Hau (The Reign) will be staged. Tuong developed from a folk art into a royal art in the 17th century. Along with traditional … [Read more...] about Exhibition on Tuong art opened
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