HCMC to host cultural activities marking 100th anniversary of Cai Luong Stage

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A series of cultural activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cai Luong Stage will be held in HCM City from December to next January, announced the municipal Department of Culture and Sport on December 13.

A scene in the cai luong play “Rang Ngoc Con Son” (Shining Pearls on Con Son Mountain)

A scene in the cai luong play “Rang Ngoc Con Son” (Shining Pearls on Con Son Mountain)

The large-scale program aims to honor and promote cai luong, a traditional southern Vietnamese form of theater.
A photography exhibition features 100 portraits of artists, and theatrical supplies and equipment will be held at Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theater and Nguyen Hue walking street on January 10-14, 2019.
In addition, devotees will have a chance to enjoy performances of popular cai luong plays at Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theater on December 17-20.
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, and 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.
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.

By THUY BINH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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