The annual “Europe meets Asia in contemporary dance” will be held for the third time in Hanoi from September 26-29.

The programme is an initiative of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), the network of European cultural institutes and embassies in Hanoi , in cooperation with the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB). This year it will be coordinated by the Goethe Institute.

The coming festival is larger and more diverse than those in the past two years, and includes pieces from five countries: Belgium, France, Great Britain, Israel and Japan. In addition, there will be one German-Vietnamese and one French-Vietnamese co-production.

The audience will have a chance to enjoy a broad spectrum of contemporary dance ranging from hip-hop through electronic to classical music.

The programme has received warm applause from the public and successfully contributed to a growing awareness of contemporary dance in Hanoi since it was first launched in 2011.-VNA