Vietnamese-French choreographer’s work to be shown

May 29, 2006

   05/27/2006 — 08:47(GMT+7)

Ha Noi (VNA) – Vietnamese-French choreographer Ea Sola Thuy's new dance work is set to dazzle audiences at Hue Festival 2006 and in the capital city after premiering in Paris late last year.

"The Memory – Drought and Rain Vol. 2" is a reflection of the war as seen through the eyes of the young generation.

It was created in juxtaposition with her contemporary work "Drought and Rain Vol. 1" which features elderly village women from the Red River Delta of Viet Nam and took the dance world by storm when it was premiered in 1995.

For "The Memory – Drought and Rain Vol. 2", the choreographer worked with 12 young dancers from the Viet Nam Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Music of "The Memory" was written by freelance musician Nguyen Xuan Son, who said the dance music was inspired by the percussion used in "tuong"  (a classical form of Vietnamese opera).

The dance premiered in Paris in November 2005 and was warmly welcomed by the audience. It has been performed in the US, Germany and Singapore and will arrive in Viet Nam next month for the Hue Festival.

Shows will take place on June 7,8 and 10 in the former imperial city of Hue and on June 16 at the Cultural Palace in Ha Noi.-Enditem

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