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VietNamNet Bridge – A national festival celebrating cheo (traditional opera) will open tomorrow night in the northern province of Thai Binh, which is considered to be the birthplace of the art form. 
Ham it up: Artists of the Viet Nam Cheo Theatre stage a cheo play. A national festival celebrating this form of traditional opera will open tomorrow in the northern province of Thai Binh. (Photo: VNS)
Thirteen theatres and art troupes from across the country will stage 16 plays that address issues of contemporary life, in accordance with the theme of the festival: Traditional Opera with Modern Topics.
According to Vuong Duy Bien, head of the cultural ministry's Performing Arts Department, the theme was chosen in order to bring "new vitality" to a traditional art form that mostly focuses on legendary and historical material.
Viet Nam officially became a member of the Asian Stage Union when the Ha Noi-based Youth Theatre has joined the first congress of the union, which was held last month in Chongqing, China. Director Le Hung and Vice Director Truong Nhuan of the theatre, were among 15-member of the union's Executive Board for its first term. The inaugural congress gathered 46 representatives from major theatres in 13 countries and territories, including China mainland, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Israel, Taiwan, and Thailand.
The union aims to co-operate, promote and strengthen mutual knowledge, exchange of experiences between Asian artists, thus to meet the demands of art audiences in the region.
"This is the first time we are requiring a specific theme for the plays presented in the festival. We strongly believe that cheo plays could be a preferred art form for mass audiences if a link can be established to the present day. In fact, Vietnamese are already familiar with the classic cheo plays that have been performed consistently for many years," he said.
Cheo is a form of popular theatre in Viet Nam that has its roots in traditional village festivals. The plays consist of folk songs with pantomime, instrumental music and dance, combined with instructive or interpretative sketches based on stories from legend, poetry, history or even daily life.
Hosted by the Performing Arts Department and the Viet Nam Stage Artists' Association, the festival will run until December 4.

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