Collaborative performing arts project to be launched hinh anh 1People's Artist Le Khanh (Source: courtesy of the artist)

Hanoi (VNA) - A project to promote co-operation in culture and performing arts between the Vietnam Youth Theatre and Japan's Marionette Edo Youkiza Theatre will begin on January 28.

Under the project, a six-member group, comprising actors, stage designer, sound and light technicians from the Vietnam Youth Theatre, led by veteran People's Artist Le Khanh, will go to Japan to study and improve their performing skills.

After two months, a stage adaptation of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck is expected to be performed by the Vietnam Youth Theatre at Theatre East and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

The project is being funded by The Japan Foundation Asia Centre.

Vietnam Youth Theatre's Director Truong Nhuan will attend a workshop on Ibsen from January 28 to February 1 at Digital Hollywood University in Tokyo.

Nhuan has adapted Ibsen's literary works such as Doll's House, Brand and The Wild Duck.-VNA