The event is part of a collaborative project between the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the Vietnam Opera and Ballet (VNOB).
The programme includes three different pieces, with “Fire Fly’s Season” - a new piece presented first by the VNOB about love in its various forms.
Then at the invitation of the delegation of Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgian artist Ricardo Machado will perform “Benedetto Pacifico” - a mysterious, dark piece about the fears that we all carry within ourselves and the mysterious figures they embody that haunt our imaginations.
Belgium has a particularly innovative dance scene, which will be seen for the first time in Vietnam with “Benedetto Pacifico”.
In the last part of the programme, a German-Vietnamese co-production takes the stage. The German choreographer Hans Henning Paar, invited by the Goethe Institute, developed a new piece with dancers from the VNOB. To the passionate music of Franz Schubert, the dance piece “Death and the Maiden” was created to tell a story of Death wooing a young girl.
Hans Henning Paar had previously worked with the VNOB in realizing the choreography of the music theater piece “Through the Valley,” which was performed early this year at the Hanoi Opera House.