The Hanoitimes - The world-renowned English National Ballet is headed to Vietnam and will entertain audiences in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this month.
The UK ballet dancers are scheduled to perform at the Opera House in Hanoi on Sept. 14 and at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on Sept. 16, the British Council Vietnam said in a press release on Sept. 9.
The trip, arranged by the British Council Vietnam and sponsored by the UK-based Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), represents the first visit by the prestigious ballet company to Vietnam .
“This is historic visit by a world renowned ballet company which is celebrating a major milestone,” said Robin Rickard, British Council Vietnam Director.
“We are delighted by their decision to appear in Vietnam and share not just their performance but also their expertise in their sector too.”
One of the major attractions for local audiences will be the performance of Vue de l’Autre with choreography by Vietnamese dancer Le Ngoc Van, who was born in Hanoi and joined English National Ballet in 2003.
Other highlights include performances of Trois Gnossiennes, excerpts from Suite en Blanc and the Black Swan Pas de Deux.
English National Ballet will also deliver a master class for the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Vietnam College of Dance in Hanoi on September 13.
A further class will be designed for the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra and the HCM City College of Dance on September 16.