The Hanoitimes - Hanoians will have a chance enjoy the perform of more than 20 art troupes from Vietnam and France at the Performing Arts Spring Festival (PAS 2018) set to take place at the Vietnam National Drama Theatre from May 18 to 20.
PAS 2018 is jointly held by the theatrical practice space ATH and the French school Alexandre Yersin, with the support of the French Embassy in Vietnam. It aims to celebrate all types of performing art by gathering all practices, amateur and professional, in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
The PAS festival aims to celebrate all types of performing art by gathering all practices – amateur and professional – in Vietnam and South East Asia. The 2018 edition gathers 23 groups of children and adults coming from different art fields : theatre & improv, dance and movement, and music.
20 art troupes to attend Performing Arts Spring Festival in Hanoi.
Besides, a French-speaking improvisation tournament opposing 4 teams of players from 12 to 15 years old will be held for the first time this year. The first match will open the festival at 7pm on Friday, May 18, preceding « The next door », a French play by The Three Mosquitoes company coming from Bangkok (Thailand).
The PAS festival is also a forum for multicultural exchange. This year, it is being enriched with the participation of Vietnamese artists in multiple domains: playback theatre (ViPlayback), experimental theatre (The Run – Trà Nguyen) and contemporary dance (Kinergie Studio). Additionally, Vietnamese and French musicians have teamed up to present their work during the festival.
In parallel, this PAS edition brings to public various art workshops in three languages Vietnamese, English and French during 2 days May 19 – 20 at the hall of the National Theatre. Each workshop offers an excellent opportunity to practice for free during one or two hours different kinds of art as drama, puppet, storytelling, creative writing, plastic art and dance.