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Southern city acquaints visitors with traditional art forms

A programme to entertain tourists with several genres of traditional music like tai tu, vong co and cai luong has been launched in Can Tho City.

What is the future of traditional Vietnamese theatre?

Traditional theatrical art is facing an existential crisis due to a lack of engagement and consistent interest from audiences, especially on the traditional stage. 

From flirt to feminist: a cheo opera revitalised

For centuries, the role of Thị Mầu in Vietnam’s most famous cheo opera Quan Âm Thị Kính (Goddess of Mercy) has been as a flirtatious woman.

VN classical drama icon passes away at 77

People’s Artist Dam Lien, a prominent artist of the traditional tuồng (classical drama), died on April 25 due to kidney disease.

Music critic, composer releases debut album of xam singing

Musician Nguyen Quang Long has released his first album after 20 years devoting himself to preserving and promoting xẩm (blind buskers’ singing).

Classical opera heads back to the 13th century

The Viet Nam Tuong (classical opera) Theatre will perform a new work entitled Nhân Huệ Vương on Friday as part of the National Tuong Festival at Lam Son Theatre, Thanh Hoa Province.

New film celebrates 100 years of cai luong

Galaxy Thien Ngan Studio of HCM City, in co-operation with its partner Ocean Company, has launched a new film project on cai luong (reformed opera) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the art form’s first play.

Vietnam triumph at international dragon and lion dance festival

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam triumphed at the International Dragon and Lion Dance Festival which concluded in Singapore on Saturday.

Traditional art for a young generation

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dozens of young and veteran actors performed recently at the Artists Pagoda, also known as the Nhat Quang Tu (Sunlight Pagoda), in HCM City’s Go Vap District, to lure fans back to traditional theatre.

Farmers breathe new life into puppetry art

 VietNamNet Bridge – Located 30km from the northern port city of Hai Phong, Bao Ha Village in Vinh Bao District has been well-known for its carved wooden statues for 700 years.

The art of mediumship as performance

 VietNamNet Bridge – Modernity threatens to wash away the old rituals of Mother Goddess worship, but it has found new life as meaningful entertainment for the public.

The last paper mache mask makers in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – In the past, making mask from paper mache was a popular and unique cultural feature of Hanoi. However, the art has faded into oblivion over time.

Researcher spends all life to study Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Researcher Giang Quan, who has devoted his entire life to studying Hanoi, received the “Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Hanoi” award in the capital on September 23.

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TV series stars cai luong legend Tran Huu Trang

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Television is set to produce a TV series featuring traditional opera by late playwright Tran Huu Trang, one of the region's foremost artists in cai luong. 

Tuong stage faces shortage of performers

 VietNamNet Bridge – While the contemporary arts scene has expanded rapidly in recent years, traditional art forms like tuong (classical drama) are being ignored, cultural experts of HCM City have said.