HCMC celebrates 100th anniversary of Cai Luong Stage

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A series of cultural activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cai Luong Stage has been kicked off in HCMC from the end of 2018 to first days of 2019.

Veteran cai luong artists, Hong Nga, Thanh Tuan and Le Thien on the stage

Veteran cai luong artists, Hong Nga, Thanh Tuan and Le Thien on the stage

The large-scale program aims to honor and promote cai luong, a traditional southern Vietnamese form of theater as well as give devotees a chance to learn about the history and development of the traditional state art.
Many activities, such as photography exhibition featuring 100 portraits of artists, and theatrical supplies and equipment; 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 are being held in Nguyen Hue walking street on January 10-14.
Additionally, 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.

Trăm năm sân khấu cải lÆ°Æ¡ng ảnh 1         Old cai luon devotees enjoy cultural activities in Nguyen Hue walking street.
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A scene in the cai luong play Giac Mong Dem Xuan (A Midspring Night's Dream) at HCMC Opera House.
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Young people visits a photography exhibition featuring 100 portraits of artists, and theatrical supplies and equipment.
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                                                 Young artists on the stage
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                                     Reading playscript before performance
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A performance of Don ca tai tu (Southern Amateur Music) in Nguyen Hue walking street.

By DUNG PHUONG - Translated by Kim Khanh

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