Hon Viet, the show designed for overseas visitors
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VietNamNet Bridge - Hon Viet (The Soul of Vietnam), featuring a mix of musical and dance styles from the northern, southern, and central regions, is a rare stage show for foreign visitors in HCM City.
The 60-minute program includes five items of Hai Ba Trung’s legend, the cowboy and banyan tree, ethnic music of three regions of Vietnam, bamboo dance of Tay Bac region and rhythm modern dancing.
The show is arranged to give tourists a real insight into Vietnamese history. The audience is given a leaflet with information on the show in English, and before each show artist Linh Huyen will introduce the item in English with a brief description of the meaning and content.
The program becomes a monthly feature in the city on the 15th and 24th. Tickets are available at the Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square in District 1, priced at VND100,000, VND180,000 and VND300,000.
Some pictures of the show:
|The uprising of Hai Ba Trung (Trung sisters). The Trung sisters (Trung Trac and Trung Nhi) were leaders who rebelled against Chinese rule for three years, and are regarded as national heroines of Vietnam. The dates of their births are unknown. The exact date of their deaths is also unknown, but both died around AD 43.|
|The rural life in Vietnam.|
|Traditional dances of Vietnam.|
|Folk games and a legend about Chu Cuoi (the man in the moon) also appeared on the stage.|
|Dan bau (Vietnamese monochord) artist Hai Phuong.|
|Do Loc (right) – the leading traditional musical instrumentalist of Vietnam.|
|Artists introduced music of the central Vietnam through a song about Hue city.|
|Two artists played a piece of northern music.|
|Artists performed a southern folk song.|
|Street sounds (vendor’s advertisement) were performed by a group of artists.|
A German audience talked with Linh Huyen after the show.
Hon Viet is a project designed for tourists by cai luong artist Linh Huyen. The artist has got losses from the show since it has not been popular among tourists but Huyen has still tried to maintain the show for nearly one year.
Since last November, 20 shows have been organized. The last show was on July 23, with the assistance of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Compiled by Mai Lan