Vu Duc Anh has realized his passion for folk theatre since he was a little boy. However, until recent time, when University of Social Sciences & Humanities youth union coordinated with the Cheo 48 Hours to organize a gala programme, Anh had a chance to participate in a Cheo show and performed cheo on stage.

By participating in this programme, I have learnt a great deal about the traditional art as well as fulfilling the dream of performing on stage,” said Duc Anh.

The programme featured six performances in three different kinds of folk art, including Hat Xam (minstrel songs) and Chau Van (ritual) singing. There was also a performance with three acts of trance to introduce the practice of Mother Goddess worship, which was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity.

Tran Thi Thu Hong, a student said: “The programme is meaningful. It is like a flame connecting older and younger generations.”

With their burning passion for folk theatre, these students have brought traditional arts to many young people, and spread the enthusiasm to preserve and enrich national treasures.-VNA