Ballet dancers Dorothee Gilbert and Stephane Bullion from the Opera de Paris Theatre will join artists from the Vietnam Opera and Ballet Theatre in one performance only on Oct. 10.
Gilbert has carried the title Etoile, or leading star, since 2007 for her role in The Nutcracker. Bullion earned the title last year for his strong performance in La Bayadere.
Together with Vietnamese dancers such as Cao Chi Thanh, Diem Quynh and Phan Luong, they will perform six European classic ballet pieces and one adopted from the Vietnamese story Mi Chau's Wedding.
It's a story about Princess Mi Chau of the Au Lac nation 208-179 BC). She loved and married the son of her father's enemy and unintentionally revealed the country's secrets. Her love turned to tragedy when Au Lac was occupied and she was beheaded by her father.
The piece was adapted from Chuyen Tinh Thanh Co (Love Story at the Old Citadel) and was performed for the first time by Vietnamese artists on the occasion of Hanoi 's 1,000th anniversary. Combining classical ballet, contemporary dance and folk dance from the northern region, it received much acclaim.
The full programme was choreographed by Jean-Paul Gravier and Bertrand d'At, Director of the France National du Rhin Theatre during one month of intense work.
The performance will take place at the Hanoi Opera House. Tickets are available at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien street , Hanoi. /.