International Experimental Theatre Festival to be held in Hanoi

Tuesday, 2016-10-25 17:27:51
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A performance by the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre to be introduced at the festival
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NDO—The third International Experimental Theatre Festival is scheduled for November 12-19 in Hanoi and will feature the participation of a large number of both domestic and foreign artists.

Since it was launched, the festival’s organising board received nearly 60 registered performances, plays and programmes from more than twenty countries around the world.

The 23 most outstanding performances by art troupes from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Egypt, Hungary, Germany, Macedonia, Panama, France and Vietnam were selected to be introduced at the festival.

During the festival, artists will perform two or three plays each day at several theatres in the city, such as the Hanoi Opera House, Workers’ Theatre, Dai Nam Theatre, Hong Ha Theatre and Tuoi Tre (Youth) Theatre.

The festival offers an opportunity for Vietnamese artists to meet, exchange and learn experience from international colleagues to improve their professional skills.

The event is expected to promote the creation of valuable theatrical works of high artistic quality, contributing to building and developing Vietnam’s culture in accordance with the requirements of the country’s sustainable development.

In addition to official performances, a talk discussing experimental ideas for the plays and performances will also be held on the sidelines of the festival.

At the closing ceremony, the organising board will present Gold and Silver medals to the most outstanding plays and awards to artists who are creative with their roles.

“Experimental theatre” is a term that refers to pioneering theatrical movements to renovate the creation, arrangement and performance of the theatrical arts, meeting the requirements of audiences in the context of Vietnam’s current trend towards integration and development.

The first and second International Experimental Theatre Festivals were held in Vietnam in 2002 and 2006, attracting numerous arts troupes from within the country and abroad.