“Youth Theatre of Viet Nam at CCP”
THE Youth Theatre of Viet Nam will perform in a gala presentation on July 13, 2016, 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. The group will also perform in an outreach presentation on July 14, 6 p.m. at the San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.
The two shows are part of the Viet Nam Cultural Days in the Philippines slated on July 12-16, 2016 in Manila and in Bulacan. The event commemorates the 40th anniversary of Philippines -Viet Nam bilateral relations, with a twin event Philippine Cultural Days in Viet Nam to be held in Viet Nam. Both are under the auspices of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Tourism (MOSCT) of Viet Nam.
The Youth Theatre of Viet Nam was founded on 10 April 1978. With nearly 40 years of active engagement in artistic activities, the group has achieved many accomplishments in and out of Viet Nam. Through its participation in national and international festivals and exchanges, exciting interpretations of Vietnamese music, with contemporary and folk dances are brought to varied audiences all across the globe. The group has an impressive pool of accomplished directors and artists that stages productions to showcase Viet Nam’s proud performing arts traditions: Program Director – Honored Artist Trong Thuy (Silver Award at International Music Festival); Le Anh Tuyet (Silver Award at International Music Festival); young artists, Ton Son, Kien Trung, Anh Tuan; together with the dancers, Minh Ly, Mai Lan, Truong Son, Thanh Cong, Giang An, Thu Hien, Hoang Hien Huyen Luong, Kim Tuyen; and the traditional music band.
The Viet Nam Cultural Days in the Philippines delegation shall be headed by the Deputy Minister of Culture Sports and Tourism, His Excellency Vuong Duy Bien.
The accompanying exhibition Vietnamese Lacquer and Brocades exhibition will open on July 13, 2016, at 2:30 in the afternoon, at the NCCA Gallery B in Intramuros, Manila. Exhibition viewing will run until 15 July 2016.
The exhibition shall feature a collection of traditional lacquer products; Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional costume), wedding costume of ethnic Red Dao people, and other Vietnamese ethnic minority groups of H’Mong, E De, Lo Lo, etc.; a collection of dolls in ethnic costumes; and different kinds of brocades. This exhibit aims to introduce to the Filipino public, a facet of Viet Nam’s rich textile tradition and cultural heritage, to foster better appreciation of the creativity and genius of its peoples.
The Viet Nam Cultural Days in the Philippines is being presented in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the Philippines, the Malolos Local Government and San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in Bulacan.
All events are open to the public. For more information/ticket reservations, please call Ms. Veronica Amboni or Ms. Nica Escover via telephone, 527-2206 or 527-2192 loc. 613 to 614, Ms. Annie Luis at 527-2192 for the CCP performance on July 13, and CCP Cultural Exchange Department at 832-1125 loc. 1708 for the July 14 outreach presentation in Bulacan.