Colour in motion: Artists from Cao Bang Art Troupe perform on stage. The National Song and Dance Festival will gather 12 troupes from northern provinces between June 29 and July 7.
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Hanoi  (VNS/VNA) - Hundreds artists of 12 art troupes from northern mountainous provinces will take part in a national song and dance festival in Cao Bang province between June 29 and July 7.

Participants include troupes from Dien Bien, Son La and Lao Cai, as well as Yen Bai and Tuyen Quang.

The opening ceremony and music show, which will be broadcast live on VTV channel, will take place at 8 pm on June 29 at the Cao Bang provincial Conventional Centre.

The closing ceremony will take place on July 27 at 8pm.

The opening and closing shows will feature the most distinguished performances from participating troupes.

During the festival, the troupes will perform before a local audience, while three troupes will tour Cao Bang city and other districts such as Trung Khanh and Ha Quang.

Organisers said the event is an opportunity for professional art troupes and artists to engage in cultural exchange and for young talents to shine. The event also aims to encourage art troupes to stage high quality performances to entertain audiences.-VNS/VNA