Hoi An extravaganza amazes special intl guests

11 December 2019 News Admin
Eye-opener: Ký Ức Hội An (Hội An Memories) depicts he daily life of local people in the ancient town, and showcases typical cultural features of the region such as bài chòi folk singing and traditional chanting. — Photo courtesy of organiser Viet Nam News
Eye-opener: Ký Ức Hội An (Hội An Memories) depicts he daily life of local people in the ancient town, and showcases typical cultural features of the region such as bài chòi folk singing and traditional chanting. — Photo courtesy of organiser
Viet Nam News

HỘI AN — Diplomats from embassies and consulates in Việt Nam, together with hundreds of international guests, gathered to enjoy the Ký Ức Hội An (Hội An Memories) show in the ancient tourist town in Quảng Nam Province last Friday night.

Taking place on an open-air stage, hundreds of performers presented the 400-year history and development of Hội An, which was a prosperous river port during the Đại Việt Dynasty (15th-18th century).   

The diplomats, including the ambassadors of Italy, Spain, Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Morocco and Indonesia, as well as the French consulate and UN coordinator, were fascinated by the 60-minute show, taking in the daily life andcultural features of the region such as bài chòi folk singing and traditional chanting.

Commenting on the show, assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Sanh Châu said: “Hội An Memories features interesting scenery show which amazed the audience by its scale, beautiful choreography, stunning lighting and great sound effects – all designed by Vietnamese people. The show tells town’s 400-year history and development process, including the cultural exchanges with China, Japan and the West that happened centuries ago.  Thanks to this diversified culture,  Hội An has been recognised by UNESCO as a World’s Heritage.”

Châu, who is the first Vietnamese candidate to run for the post of UNESCO General Director, also said that the show, which honours the beauty of the area’s people and scenery, should be shared widely with international friends.

Austrian Ambassador Thomas Schuller-Goetburg said he was impressed by the stunning choreography and the number of performers.

“It tells the story of Hội An in only one hour, so it is really challenging, but I think, it’s very well done and impressive. Through the show, I’ve learnt a lot about the history of Hội Anand Việt Nam,” he said.

Spanish Ambassador Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop also expressed appreciation for the performance.

“The show is really wonderful. It is something that we will introduce in our website. If any Spanish people are coming to Việt Nam, I will tell them about the show,” she said. — VNS

 

 

VIP: Special guests including diplomats from embassies and consulates in Việt Nam pose for a group photo. — Photo courtesy of organiser
Big cast: Taking place on an open-air stage, the show featured hundreds of performers. — Photo courtesy of organiser
Dynasty: Hội An Memories presents the 400-year history and development of Hội An, which was a prosperous river port during the Đại Việt Dynasty (15th-18th century). — Photo courtesy of organiser
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