Cheo artist Nguyen Thu Huyen: Traditional art forms must be active in engaging audiences

Cheo artist Nguyen Thu Huyen: Traditional art forms must be active in engaging audiences

NDO – After nearly 25 years of working in cheo (traditional opera), Meritorious Artist Nguyen Thu Huyen was recently appointed as the Deputy Director of the Hanoi Cheo Theatre. In an interview granted to Nhan Dan Weekly Newspaper, Huyen talked about her passion for cheo as well as how to win over audiences when performing this traditional art form. (Jun 22, 2017)


Hoi An’s history told through printing woodblocks, imperial rescripts

  Jun 07, 2017
NDO - The historic milestones of the UNESCO-listed ancient town of Hoi An, and Quang Nam province in general, are being told through an exhibition featuring relevant printing woodblocks and imperial decrees. 

My Son heritage restoration completed

  May 25, 2017
NDO – The restoration of a recently-discovered ancient road in the central area of My Son World Cultural Heritage Complex, Quang Nam province, has been completed. 

Learning through heritage

  May 24, 2017
NDO - Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) attracts a large number of student visitors every year, mainly for spiritual purposes. How do the young people who come to the Van Mieu in hopes of understanding and respecting the true value of the heritage make the most of their experience? A programme on studying though heritage has been initiated in some primary schools in Hanoi and the results look good. 

Vietnamese candidate runs for UNESCO General Director chair

  Apr 28, 2017
NDO – Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau, Assistant to the Foreign Minister and Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on UNESCO delivered a presentation and attended an interview for the position of UNESCO Director General at the international organisation headquarters in Paris on April 27. 

Workshop proposes Oc Eo culture seeking UNESCO heritage title

  Apr 26, 2017
NDO/VNA – Vestiges of Oc Eo culture in Ba The mountain in An Giang and Nen Chua in Kien Giang in the country’s southern region were put forward to seek UNESCO recognition as world cultural heritages, heard a workshop in Hanoi on April 25. 

Hue kicks off golden tourism week at Hue Heritage Site

  Apr 22, 2017
NDO – Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, on April 22, kicked off a promotion programme, "Golden Tourism Week at Hue Heritage Site", phase 1 (April 22-28) at various relics under the Hue Heritage Site system.  

Preserving the national heritage of Phu Le commune’s folk singing

  Apr 21, 2017
NDO – The ‘sac bua’ (Tet greeting) folk singing in Phu Le commune, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province has recently been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The cultural sector and local authorities have taken measures to preserve and promote unique values of the singing form in the community. 

‘Sac bua’ singing recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

  Apr 14, 2017
NDO/VNA – ‘Sac bua’ (Tet greeting) singing in Phu Le commune, Ba Tri district, in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, has been named a national intangible cultural heritage. 

Village promotes traditional craft of embroidery

  Apr 14, 2017
NDO – The traditional embroidery craft in Dong Cuu village, Dung Tien commune, Thuong Tien district in Hanoi, was recently honoured as a national intangible cultural heritage. For hundreds of years, embroiderers in the village have established their fame for making royal robes and costumes for festivals and worshipping rituals. 

Worship of mother Au Co honoured as national heritage

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO—The worshipping ritual dedicated to Au Co, the legendary mother of Vietnam, was recognised as national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a ceremony held in Phu Tho Province on March 21. 

Conference looks at archaeological research’s role in preserving Trang An complex

  Mar 18, 2017
NDO/VNA - The role of archaeological research in the preservation of the Trang An Landscape Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh was highlighted at a conference held in Ninh Binh on March 18.  

Japanese architect makes model of Vietnamese village gate

  Mar 17, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Hanoi Museum received a model of the Mong Phu village gate crafted by Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi at a ceremony on March 16. 

Let the love for Nom come naturally: Dr Nguyen To Lan

  Mar 13, 2017
NDO - Dr To Lan from the Institute of Sino-Nom Studies has been featured prominently as one of only a few young female researchers who have immersed themselves into the treasure trove of the forefathers’ language heritage to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture. 

Mong woman preserves and promotes ethnic brocade weaving

  Mar 12, 2017
NDO – Learning the art of brocade weaving since the age of 13 from her mother, 1962-born artisan Vang Thi Mai has kept in mind that practicing and preserving the traditional craft is the responsibility of every Mong women. Taking on the responsibility, she established the Brocade Weaving Cooperative of Hop Tien village, Ha Giang province in 1999 with the hope of popularising one of Mong people’s cultural identities to domestic and foreign visitors.