Trong dance performed at 20th international art-cultural festival of national minorities in the Czech Republic (Source: VNA)

Prague (VNA) – Vietnam’s traditional dances gained big applause at the 20th international art-cultural festival of national minorities in the Czech Republic held from May 24-28 under the theme “Prague-Heart of Nations”.

Vietnamese people living in the country brought to the festival three dances, and an ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) show.

This was the first time a group dance from Vietnam, Trong dance (dance with drums), had been selected to be performed in the Gala Concert – the peak of the festival - in the stunning Vinohrady Theater on May 26.

Nguyen Duy Nhien, President of the Vietnamese People’s Association in the Czech Republic, said that Vietnam has attended the festival for nine times, with the purpose of showing friendship and introducing the country’s cultural beauty to international friends.

This year’s festival attracted the participation of 20 troupes from European, Asian, African and American nations.

The festival is the largest joint festival of national minorities in the Czech Republic, which has been held since 1999.

It features music & dance performances, costumeshows, exhibitions, demonstrations of old crafts, creative and dance workshops.-VNA