Competition launched to find young talents in traditional art forms

Sunday, 2017-08-06 13:16:00
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Competition launched to find young talents in traditional art forms
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NDO – The 2017 national competition for professional stage actors of Tuong (classical drama) and Cheo (traditional opera) was launched on August 5, at Lam Son theatre in Thanh Hoa province.

The contest attracted the participation of 95 young actors, aged below 33 years old, who came from 19 professional ‘tuong’ and ‘cheo’ art troupes from across the country.

The contestants will perform 88 extracts from classical ‘tuong’ and ‘cheo’ plays, which have won the hearts of many generations of Vietnamese people.

The opening day featured performances from the young stage artists from the Military ‘Cheo’ Theatre and the Thanh Hoa provincial ‘Tuong’ art troupe.

The ten-day competition is co-organised by the Department of Performing Arts, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Association of State Artists.

The event aims to provide a venue for young actors to showcase their talents and gain experience from their colleagues in order to improve the quality of their performances, thereby meeting the increasing demand of the audience.

It also seeks to discover and nurture young talents in performance arts, while helping managers and leaders of art troupes make thorough evaluation on their staff and work out solutions to enhance human resource training.