VGP - The 2020 Hanoi Dragon Dance Festival will commence on the morning of October 3 at the Hoan Kiem Lake walking space as part of the activities celebrating the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 17th Congress of the municipal Party Committee.
The sixth annual event aims to honour and advertise the cultural beauty of Thang Long – Ha Noi, while encouraging folk artisans to maintain and pass on local heritage values.
The event is set to draw the participation of dragon dancers from 13 districts from across the capital, including Ba Dinh, Hoang Mai, Tay Ho, Hoan Kiem, Long Bien, Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, Phuc Tho, Dong Anh and Thuong Tin.
Each participating unit will deliver a performance for five to seven minutes, using one or more dragon models combined with music and commentary in the background, in order to recreate the nation’s glorious traditional historical events and praise the country and people of Vietnam and the thousand-year-old capital – the City for Peace.
Furthermore, the first, second, and third prizes, along with some sub-prizes, will be awarded to participants, including an award for the most beautiful dragon design and the most creative dance.
At this year’s event, the organising committee will present the first, second, third and consolation prizes to the best performers, alongside some prizes for the most well-decorated dragon and the most creative dance.
In recent years the festival has become a traditional cultural event held in Ha Noi and typically attracts thousands of residents and tourists.
In addition, it is a cultural and artistic event with profound social significance, creating a joyful and exciting atmosphere in the cultural and spiritual life of the capital’s people, and introducing domestic and international tourists to one of Ha Noi’s unique art forms imbued with folk colours./.
By Vien Nhu