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Jul 15, 2023 / 18:47

Thousands of dancers to gather for Vietnam Dance Week 2023

Vietnam Dance Week with the theme "Convergence and Shine" is scheduled to be held in Hanoi and HCM City with the participation of thousands of local and foreign dancers.

Vietnam Dance Week 2023 kicked off on July 15, bringing together thousands of dancers from Vietnam and abroad.

Vietnam Dance Week is open to all professional and amateur artists living in Vietnam (either Vietnamese or foreigners). Artists compete as groups or individuals in four age categories: Children (6-9 years old), Youth (10-18 years old), Adults (over 18), Senior Citizens (over 50). This event will be open to international individuals/organizations by introducing and selecting embassies and foreign organizations. They can perform various types of dance, such as classical, folk dance, hip-hop, contemporary dance, and ballet.

It is expected to draw participants from 13 countries. As many as 1,000 dancers will join the flash mob Hand in Hand.

 Ballet Kieu is an adaptation of The Tale of Kieu, a work of art by choreographer Tuyet Minh.

Vietnam Dance Week is the largest annual dance event in Vietnam, held by the Vietnam Dance Artists Association in collaboration with the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, HCM City Department of Culture and Sports, Thong Nhat Park Management Board (Hanoi) and Kinh Ky Foundation Media Company.

It aims to spread the art of dance in the community in a modern way, attracting people to enjoy and participate in the event as dancers.

According to choreographer Tuyet Minh, Acting Vice President of the Vietnam Dance Artists Association, the Vietnam Dance Week will be the biggest annual dance event, bringing together a large number of professional and amateur artists and audiences of various ages and locations at home and abroad.

This will also be an opportunity for dancers to exchange, practice, and compose new art pieces, contributing to the sustainable development of dance art. National and international dancers can participate in two categories: Festival and Competition.

This year's event will take place from July 15 to October 29.