Cultural activities to celebrate 25th anniversary of Vietnam-ROK relations

Friday, 2017-03-10 11:05:17
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Bibap art troupe from the ROK
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NDO—An arts programme entitled “The Republic of Korea (ROK)–Vietnam Night” will be held in Da Nang on March 10 and the ROK Cultural Days in Hoi An, Quang Nam province will take place from March 11-12, in celebration of 25th anniversary of Vietnam-ROK relations.

The “ROK-Vietnam Night” will harmoniously combine traditional and contemporary arts of the ROK through performances of well-known arts troupes including Sachoom, Bibap and World Music Assemble One.

Sachoom and Bibap are non-verbal drama troupes, introducing dances and interesting comedies. Meanwhile, World Music Assemble One is expected to create great surprise for audiences through performances with traditional and innovated instruments from the ROK and dan bau (monochord) of Vietnam.

In addition, the programme will feature the performances of artists from Da Nang Tuong (classical drama) Theatre.

During the ROK Cultural Days in the ancient city of Hoi An in Quang Nam, in addition to unique performances by the ROK art troupes of Sachoom, Bibap, RAAK and World Music Assemble One and artists from Hoi An art troupe, colourful lanterns from the ROK will be displayed along with those made by people from Hoi An.

Vietnamese people and tourists will also get to know more about the culture, tourism and cuisine of the country of kim chi (“fermented cabbage”) and the ancient city in Quang Nam Province through booths featuring souvenirs and food.

Director of the ROK Cultural Centre Lee Dae Joong expressed his hope that the programme would be a good opportunity to promote Da Nang and Hoi An to the ROK people, as well as to contribute to enhancing cultural exchanges between the two countries.

The partnership between Vietnam and the ROK has seen strong development, bringing more benefits to people from both countries. In 2016, the investment by the ROK in Vietnam was worth US$50 billion, and the bilateral trade revenue doubled, reaching US$40 billion. Notably, the number of tourists from and to the two countries reached a record of 1.75 million in the past year.