Vietnam impresses at Prague international art festival

Sunday, 2018-05-27 16:31:23
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Trong dance (dance with drums)
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NDO/VNA – Traditional Vietnamese dances received great applause at the 20th international art-cultural festival of national minorities in the Czech Republic, held from May 24-28, under the theme “Prague-Heart of Nations”.

Vietnamese people living in the country performed three dances at the festival, as well as an ao dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) show.

This was the first time a group dance from Vietnam, Trong dance (dance with drums), had been selected to perform in the Gala Concert – the peak of the festival - in the stunning Vinohrady Theater on May 26.

Nguyen Duy Nhien, President of the Vietnamese People’s Association in the Czech Republic, said that Vietnam has attended the festival for nine times, with the purpose of showing friendship and introducing the country’s cultural beauty to international friends.

This year’s festival attracted the participation of 20 troupes from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The festival is the largest joint festival of national minorities in the Czech Republic and has been held since 1999.

It features music & dance performances, costume shows, exhibitions, demonstrations of old crafts, and creative and dance workshops.