HCMC kicks off series of events marking 100 years of cai luong

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A series of exciting events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cai Luong Stage has been kicked off with the opening ceremony in Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theater in HCMC on December 17.

HCMC kicks off series of events marking 100 years of cai luong

Attending at the event were Vice chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen Thi Thu and representatives of departments, associations and organizations, along with artists, musicians, scriptwriters and cai luong devotees.
In addition, a photography exhibition featuring 100 portraits of artists, and theatrical supplies and equipment was opened in the theater. Visitors have a chance to enjoy performances of popular cai luong excerpts from now until December 20.
On this occasion, an art program marking the 40th death anniversary of the legendary cai luong actress Meritorious Artist Thanh Nga; and a ceremony honoring 11 renowned traditional cai luong families, artists and theater staff personnel who have outstanding contribution to the traditional stage art will take place in Nguyen Hue walking street on January 10-14, 2019.
A meeting with the participation of city’s leaders and artists will be organized at Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee head office on January 19, 2019.
The celebrity portrait photography exhibition will be also held in Nguyen Hue walking street on January 10-14, 2019.
The large-scale program featuring a wide range of activities aims to honor and promote cai luong, a traditional southern Vietnamese form of theater.

By THUY BINH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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