Tuong singing in “Night street” of Hoi An

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Tuong singing performances (Hát Tuồng) will be conducted by the Tuong singing club of Thanh Ha Ward with the participation of some skilled actor in Da Nang. The “Night street” will be performed nightly in the space of lantern lighting and non-motor city. Every night there will be about 1,500 walk around the night street and Tuong singing performance is to create an ancient atmosphere and take visitors back to Vietnam ancient soul or Vietnamese culture.

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At press conference on April 17th, the leader of the Department of Art performance, Nguyen Dang Chuong announced some art program this great anniversary: The united song on the evening of the 40th anniversary of reunification on April 28th; the festive opening of Sen Village Festival and the festival of Culture of peoples on May 16th in Vinh City, Nghe An; Special art night for 70th anniversary of National Day, on September 2nd at My Dinh National Stadium and the 250th birth anniversary of great poet Nguyen Du in the evening of December 25th in Ha Tinh.

Department representative said the organization ordered, staged and published literary works of art on the theme of revolutionary struggle under the Central Resolution 4 – XI, of which 3 ordered plays were staging: Storm at Dam Sen, Aftershocks and The mirror. In addition, the Department will order by Decision No. 844 of the Prime Minister, with 20 literary works, 20 works of art including 5 plays on theater, 15 music and dance works.

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Hát tuồng

Hoi An Ancient Town, on Saturday night, tourists from around will come here, stuffy little streets. Next to the foot of Japanese bridge, an Tuong singing team is preparing for the show into urgent atmostphere. The couple Ho Thi Anh Hoa and Le Phu Hai is very famous for this kind of art performance.

Hát tuồng or Tuong singing (also called Boi singing or simply Tuong) is a form of Vietnamese theatre. Tuong singing is often referred to as classical “Vietnamese opera” influenced by Chinese opera. In Southern dialect this is equivalent with Boi singing.

Tuồng is distinct from the older Cheo singing genre of Vietnamese theatre which combines dance, song and poetry, and the more modern “cải lương” folk musical.

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It is believed that Tuong singing was imported from China around the 13th century when Vietnam was warring against the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. A famous actor named Ly Nguyen Cat was imprisoned by the Vietnamese.

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