Thang Long - Hanoi

Hip-hop artists to perform in Indonesia
01/06/2012 | 12:17:58
EMAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share SHARE Font Size A A A
Vietnamese hip-hop dancers will take part in the 11th Indonesia Dance Festival on June 2, when a group of nine dancers and two musicians will perform a unique piece entitled Faces that includes spoken word, traditional Vietnamese music and theatrical elements.

The 65-minute performance, choreographed by international known dancers and choreographers Raphael Hillebrand and sebastien Ramirez will also tour Indonesia this month.

In the performance, beatboxing harmonises with the dan tranh, a traditional 16-string instrument, as the piece illustrates the different faces of Vietnamese youth. All artists wear masks during the performance, sending the message: "Are we covering up our faces in today's society?" Being young in a traditional yet rapidly developing country and coming to terms with non-conventional life choices, the young artists' testimonies are rich and diverse, deep and moving, and sometimes ironic.

Hillebrand lives in Berlin , while Ramirez works both in France and Germany . Both grew up immersed in the hip-hop culture, developing their own artistic language as they went.

Both have realised projects before in Vietnam , as well as in Indonesia and Cambodia .

Faces was created in 2008 as a cultural co-operation project of the Goethe Institute Vietnam and the French cultural centre L'Espace, with the support of Fonds Elysee.-VNA
COMMENTS
Your comments will be likely edited before publishing
Fullname
(*)  
Email
(*) 
Content
(*)
   
Samsung’s new complex to be built
Samsung will start work on the Samsung CE HCM City Complex with an 1.4 billion USD investment.
Stamps on Hung King worship rituals issued
A set of three stamps featuring the Hung Kings was issued to mark the Hung Kings Tempe Festival.
President calls for Asia-Africa connectivity
President Truong Tan Sang called for Asia-Africa connectivity at the Bandung Conference.
Vietnam, Czech Republic traditional ties reviewed
Vietnam and the Czech Republic reviewed their traditional ties and future cooperation.
Vietnam treasures ties with Azerbaijan
Vietnam treasures its traditional friendship with Azerbaijan, said a Vietnamese diplomat.
Belgian lawmakers praise IPU-132 success
Belgian parliamentarians spoke highly of Vietnam’s organisation of IPU-132.
Vietnam-Norway joint communiqué
Vietnam and Norway issued a joint communiqué on the occasion of the Norwegian PM’s official visit.
First radioactive source installed
A piece of equipment containing radioactive material was installed with the first tracking device.

EMAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share SHARE Font Size A A A
Other websites:
Partners: