Winter Hue Festival 2022: Hue and Korean Artists Perform Celebrates 30-Year-Ties

Hue and Korean artists together performed “Dance of Harmony” on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Vietnam - RoK relations (1992 - 2022) and the Winter Festival which was part of the Hue Festival 2022
November 28, 2022 | 07:36
Winter Hue Festival 2022: Art Programme Celebrates Anniversary of Vietnam-RoK Ties
The dance performed by Korean artists. Source: The HUE of HUẾ/FB

An art programme featuring traditional dances of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) recently was held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties (December 22, 1992-2022), Thua Thien Hue newspaper reported.

The traditional art performances with the theme Vũ khúc giao hòa (Dance of Harmony) performed by Hue and Korean artists have left various emotions and feelings to the spectators.

The event was jointly organised by the Hue Royal Art Theatre and the Gyeonggi Dance Company of the RoK.

Winter Hue Festival 2022: Art Programme Celebrates Anniversary of Vietnam-RoK Ties
“Dance of harmony” is an art program serving the community, with unique traditional art performances of Hue-Vietnam and Korea. Source: The HUE of HUẾ/FB

The show is a part of the activity chain on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Vietnam - RoK relations (December 22, 1992 - December 22, 2022) and the Winter Hue Festival 2022, attracting the participation of a great number of tourists and local people.

The artists from the two troupes in turn performed many typical performances, representing their traditional arts. The artists from the Hue Royal Traditional Art Theater played many chamber music songs such as “The Nostalgia for Hue Ancient Capital” (Vong kinh kỳ) or the royal songs including the dance of the Phoenix (Phung vu), Trinh tuong tap khanh, Luc triet hoa ma dang, Luc cung hoa dang, etc. All were performed in the background of Court Music, creating a joyful and elegant timbre.

Meanwhile, the artists from South Korea captivated the spectators with the dance performances classified as Korean intangible cultural heritages such as Sunsori Santaryeong dance, Tae Pyung Mu crane dance, Hanryanmu dance, or specially was the Daegeumsanjo dance choreographed by a group of female dancers in the Goryeo Dynasty (918 - 1392).

Winter Hue Festival 2022: Art Programme Celebrates Anniversary of Vietnam-RoK Ties
The performance Trinh tuong tap khanh played by artists from Hue Royal Traditional Art Theater. Source: The HUE of HUẾ/FB
Winter Hue Festival 2022: Art Programme Celebrates Anniversary of Vietnam-RoK Ties
It was held at the stage in front of the Ngo Mon Gate on the night of November 25 evening. Source: The HUE of HUẾ/FB

Earlier, on November 24 evening, the Korean Traditional Music Association also introduced to Thua Thien-Hue audience traditional songs and dances at Duyet Thi Duong theatre in the Imperial City of Hue.

For the first time, the Hue Festival 2022 has been organised throughout the year with a series of attractive activities and events spread over four seasons.

The spring festival, from January to March, included the re-enactment of New Year rituals and a culinary event.

The summer festival took place from April to June with art performances, Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) shows, and a street carnival.

The autumn festival, from July to September, featured ancient villages, a boat racing in the Huong (Perfume) River, a lantern festival, and a kylin dancing festival, among other activities.

The winter festival, from October to December, is including a music festival and a countdown event on New Year’s Eve.

Winter Hue Festival 2022: Art Programme Celebrates Anniversary of Vietnam-RoK Ties
The dance performed by Korean artists at Duyet Thi Duong theatre. Source: The HUE of HUẾ/FB

Debuted in 2000, the Hue Festival is held every two years, spotlighting the finest cultural values of the former imperial city of Hue.

With the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development” the Hue Festival 2022 is a golden opportunity for Thua Thien Hue to return to the new normal post pandemic.

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