100 years of caûi löông cel­e­brated in HCMC “

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HCM CITY — A three- hour gala fea­tur­ing caûi löông ( re­formed opera) will be held on Nguyeãn Hueä Pedes­trian Street in HCM City to­mor­row.

The event, which is part of a month-long pro­gramme on tra­di­tional arts, cel­e­brates 100 years of caûi löông, ac­cord­ing to the city’s De­part­ment of Cul­ture and Sports.

It will fea­ture 400 young and vet­eran per­form­ers, mu­si­cians and dancers, many of them work­ing for lead­ing State-owned tra­di­tional art troupes in the city and south­ern prov­inces.

Caûi löông stars of dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing Peo­ple’s Artist Leâ Thuûy, Minh Vöông, Thanh Ñieàn and Thanh Kim Hueä, have con­trib­uted to the art’s de­vel­op­ment.

The artists will per­form fa­mous ex­cerpts from his­tor­i­cal plays from the 1970s and 80s that are still pop­u­lar to­day.

The ex­cerpts will fea­ture sto­ries about the art’s es­tab­lish­ment and de­vel­op­ment.

The event’s high­lighted per­for­mances will be staged by young artists from eight pri­vate caûi löông and drama troupes in the city.

Ex­cerpts from Thaùi Haäu Döông Vaân Nga (Queen Mother

Our artists have worked sev­eral hours a day in re­hearsals. We hope to of­fer a clas­sic per­for­mance style with tech­nol­ogy used in dozens of years ago.”

MER­I­TO­RI­OUS ARTIST HOA HAÏ

Döông Vaân Nga), Chieán Binh ( The Soldier) and Raïng Ngoïc Coân Sôn (Pearl in Coân Sôn) will fea­ture pa­tri­otic themes.

Raïng Ngoïc Coân Sôn pre­miered at the Na­tional Caûi Löông Fes­ti­val in Long An Prov­ince late last year.

The play re­volves around the un­just death of na­tional hero Nguyeãn Traõi, one of Vieät Nam’s great­est politi­cians and po­ets.

Mer­i­to­ri­ous Artist Kim Töû Long, di­rec­tor of Kim Töû Long En­ter­tain­ment and Ser­vice Com­pany, one of the city’s pri­vate drama troupes, in­vested VNÑ800 mil­lion (US$34,490) in pro­duc­tion.

Long played a lead­ing role in the play and won a Golden Prize for Best Ac­tor at the fes­ti­val.

“Through our gala, res­i­dents and vis­i­tors will learn more about the es­tab­lish­ment, de­vel­op­ment and achieve­ments of caûi löông,” said Mer­i­to­ri­ous Artist Hoa Haï, the event’s pro­ducer and art di­rec­tor.

“Our artists have worked sev­eral hours a day in re­hearsals. We hope to of­fer a clas­sic per­for­mance style with tech­nol­ogy used in caûi löông dozens of years ago,” she said.

The gala will start at 7.30pm to­mor­row and next Mon­day. The Sun­day show will be broad­cast live on Hoà Chí Minh Tele­vi­sion’s chan­nel HTV9. — VNS

Caûi löông

Mark­ing a cen­tury: More than 400 artists, mu­si­cians and dancers will per­form in a four-hour gala fea­tur­ing (re­formed opera) on Nguyeãn Hueä Pedes­trian Street in HCM City to­mor­row. — Photo cour­tesy of the pro­ducer

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