With over 4 million foreign visitors projected to come in this year, Ho Chi Minh City still sees the lack of places for tourist to engage with the country’s cultural heritage. American director Laura Burke has produced a theatrical performance about Vietnam’s history, called Xin Chao,featuring dancers, circus performers and martial artists of Ho Chi Minh City.
For several years,foreign visitors had been wandering about what to see in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City beside famous sightseeing or historical places. They found it difficult to learn the real value of Vietnam heritage because understanding traditional arts like "Cheo", "Tuong", or "Cai Luong" is hindered by the language barrier. “It was so crazy because lots of tourists come here every day,” Burke said. She thought “they must have something to see apart from the sightseeing tours,’ but there was nowhere to go”.
Living in Vietnam for 8 years, Ms. Burke has observed the dedication and talent of young Vietnamese in martial art, dance and circus arts. She also studied the myths and legends of Vietnam and found delightful visual stories that told so much about Vietnam’s people and culture.
"Xin Chao" was conceived as a production that "could tell those stories and offer young people a showcase and a way of earning a good salary doing what they love while communicating the rich stories and culture of Vietnam to the international tourists, who are eager to learn about the country they are visiting" said Burke.
In the genre of Cirque Du Soliel, Siam Namrit and Voyage De La Vie, the 70-minute live theater show is a musical journey through Vietnam’s rich history,featuring the talents of the top 50 dancers, circus performers and martial artists of Ho Chi Minh City. The American director Laura Burke has applied her film making experiences in crafting Xin Chao into an international appealing story.
Staged in the heart of the city at "September 23" Park, in District 1, weekend performances are held in a magnificent theater-in-the-round, a purple and black circus tent which contains 1,000 seats. Snacks and a selection of beverages are available throughout the evening. Visitors will leave the show with wonderful memories and an insight into the people and culture of Vietnam.
Weekend show: Friday 6 pm to 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday : 5h30 pm to 6h30 pm
For ticket and information, please contact us at:
Xin Chao! Theater Tent & BoxOffice: 2 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist.1
Hotline: 0935 697 553 or 0935 697554
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