Ho Chi Minh City to host International Dance Festival

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A performance by dancers of the Arabesque troupe. Photo credit: Arabesque A performance by dancers of the Arabesque troupe. Photo credit: Arabesque

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The 2nd International Dance Festival in Ho Chi Minh City will kick off this Sunday with dancers and choreographers from eight countries and territory taking part.
The event, due to last until December 16, gathers dancers and choreographers from Italy, South Korea, France, Japan, Israel, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Sweden and two local troupes Arabesque and Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO).
The event, the second following a successful one last year, is jointly held by Arabesque Dance Company, Dancenter and the HCMC Center for Performing Arts Organization and the Movie.
There will be workshops and exchange activities between famous choreographers and students from more than 40 universities in the city and dance fans.
The festival will take place from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. on December 12 and 13 at GEM Center at No. 8, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1, and on December 16 at the Saigon Opera House (HCMC Municipal Theater), 7 Lam Son Square, also in District 1.
Tan Loc, head of the Arabesque troupe, said the festival will offer contemporary dance choreographers a chance to meet and share experiences.
Arabesque will launch a new dance, Thieu Than, while the HBSO will launch the Lost and Found dance.

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