National Drama Theatre established as cradle of talented Vietnamese artists

Thursday, 2017-12-14 10:30:02
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Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien awards the Labour Order, first class to the theatre at the ceremony (Photo: kinhtedothi.vn)
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NDO – Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien has stressed that over its 65-year history, the Vietnam National Drama Theatre has established itself as a cradle of many generations of talented Vietnamese artists.

The official made the remark at a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 14 to celebrate the theatre’s 65th founding anniversary (1952-2017).

Congratulating the theatre’s artists on their anniversary, Deputy Minister Bien described the National Drama Theatre as a “big elder brother” and the “leading bird” of Vietnamese theatre and the performing arts.

He praised the contributions made by many generations of the theatre’s officers and actors to the development of Vietnam’s revolutionary arts, successfully producing hundreds of plays at domestic and international stages and winning enthusiastic applause from audiences at both home and abroad.

Actors at the theatre were also appreciated for their effort in meeting the entertainment demand of the Vietnamese people, bringing joy to people and soldiers in remote areas, border areas, sea and island regions.

At the ceremony, Deputy Minister Vuong Duy Bien awarded the Labour Order first class to the theatre in recognition of its contributions to the country’s development of the arts and culture.

Formerly known as the Central Arts Group, Vietnam National Drama Theatre has trained 15 generations of stage artists, 25 of whom have been honoured as People’s Artists and 58 others recognised as Meritorious Artists.

Over the past 65 years, the theatre has mounted nearly 400 plays, including classic masterpieces such as Romeo & Juliet, Midsumer night’s Dream, King Lear, and Medea.

The Theatre has also fostered exchanges and cooperation with foreign partners, as well as taking part in many international drama theatre festivals all over the world.

On the occasion of its 65th anniversary, a programme is being held at the Vietnam National Drama Theatre, 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi to introduce to the audiences a variety of outstanding plays of the theatre, which were produced over the past two years.