Korea-Vietnam historical dance play performed in city

A historical dance performance titled “Promise to 800” on Prince of the Ly Dynasty Ly Long Tuong who fled to the Korean peninsula in the 13th century will take place at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on December 1.

German pianist Peter Schindler, artist Bui Nhu Lai of the Youth Theater House, Korean dancer and choreographer Chun Yoo Oh who is living and working in Vietnam will join the show.

The “Promise to 800”scripted and directed by Sun Goo Jung is co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations and Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

In 1226, Prince Ly Long Tuong rode huge waves to reach a remote sea to seek shelter and after a long sea trip. He came to Ongjin land on the Korean peninsula of the Goryeo nation at the time. After nearly 800 years, there are currently around 2,000 people who are descendants of the Ly Dynasty in the RoK.
The play will be performed at Au Co Theater in Ha Noi on December 4.

By Thuy Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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