Vietnam’s cultural days to open in US next month
(VNF)- A cultural program is slated to run in the U.S. next month as part of the activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalized diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The program, “Vietnam’s Cultural Days in the U.S.,” will run from August 8 and 12 in Washington D.C. and New York City in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The event is jointly put on by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam Embassy to the US and Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations.
Vuong Duy Bien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told a press meeting held in Hanoi on Tuesday that Minister Hoang Anh Tuan is poised to visit the US during the five-day event to boost cultural exchanges between the two countries.
The program will begin with a premier folk music concert entitled “Huong Sac Viet Nam” (Fragrance and Color of Vietnam) to be held on August 8 at the Terrace Theatre in the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.
The concert will be followed by two alluring folk music nights, to take place at the Millennium Stage of the centre on August 10 and 11, Bien added.
The performance is expected to promote Vietnam’s culture, people and landscape to the outside world and tighten the bonds of overseas Vietnamese community with their home country.
A fashion show scheduled for August 9 at the Millennium Stage will showcase several dazzling collections by Vietnamese topnotch designers, Minh Hanh, Lan Huong, Quang Nhat and Chula.
A cultural gala themed “Dem van hoa Viet Nam” (Vietnam’s Cultural Night) and a fashion show accentuating the “ao dai” (Vietnam’s traditional long gown) will be also held in New York.
Several concerts, plays and cultural programs featuring Vietnamese and U.S. artists have been going on in Vietnam since early this year to mark the 20th anniversary of normalized diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the U.S. (1995-2015).
Such activities include performances by Phillips Exeter Academy’s concert choir and chamber orchestra in March; the ASEAN Pride Music Festival 2015 in June 20; and a classic play titled “All My Sons” by revered American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) also in June./.
Below are some of the fashion designs showcased at the July 21, 2015 press meeting of the upcoming "Vietnam's Cultural Days in the U.S."
by VNF- Photo: Vietnamplus