Int'l dance festival kicked off in HCMC

The international dance festival titled "Europe meets Asia in contemporary dance 2016" is taking place in Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, Ho Chi Minh City.

The exciting performances from the German, Vietnamese and Austrian dancers bring a jubilant atmostphere to the city. On the opening day, the German choreographer Riki von Falken and the Vietnamese video artist Nguyen Trinh Thi performed "Laundries in Hanoi".

Tonight, the Austrian dancer Doris Uhlich will conquer the stage together Techno-DJ Boris Kopeinig with "Seismic dancer" will flood the hall with energy. The dancers of the HCMC Dance School will also perform the piece "Yes Yes No No", directed by Tran Ly Ly.

On September 27, Bui Ngoc Quan and the dancers of HBSO will lead audiences above the roofs of the city. "The roof" is a site where the dancers find an escape from the busy daily life and get the opportunity to share their desire and dreams with one another.

The festival is organized by Goethe Institute in Vietnam and supported by EUNIC Vietnam, Embassy of Israel in Vietnam, the HCMC Dance School, Japan Foudation and Institut Francais in Vietnam.

By Ngan Ha

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