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Australian Embassy supports another project at Hue Festival

Released on 1 June 2006

Australian Embassy supports another project at Hue Festival

A new theatrical production for children “Little Tale of Kangaroo at the Perfume River” written and directed by the Vietnamese Australian director Le Quy Duong, will be performed in Thương Bạc park, next to the Perfume River as a part of Hue festival 2006.

The production was co-funded by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi under its cultural program and the VACEP Australia Company. The combination of the contemporary Australian music, puppetry theatre and Hue’s traditional music with a high degree of spontaneity will be introduced by young artists from Hue, giving an interesting tale to younger audience at the Hue Festival.

The “Little Tale of Kangaroo at the Perfume River” will present a lively scene, telling a journey of the main character, Kangaroo, to the land where the Festival is happening. Kangaroo meets 12 Vietnamese friends (Mouse, Buffalo, Tiger, Cat, Dragon, Snack, Horse, Deer, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig), and tells them the sad and happy moments of his journey and finally Kangaroo enjoys the Festival with his new Vietnamese friends.

The program will premier at 19:00 hrs on the 5th June, with more shows on 7th, 8th and 10th June at the Thương Bạc park, near the installation work of “Two Dragons playing with the Lotus” by Wellspring group (Australia), highlighting the Australian cultural corner at the Hue Festival.

The Australian Embassy supports and encourages Australian artists to join Vietnamese cultural activities and to build stronger cultural exchanges between the two countries. Participation by Australian artists in Hue Festival 2006 ranges from performing arts, to installation and sculpture.

For more information, please contact:
Nguyen Thi Thanh An, Public Affairs and Cultural Relations Manager
Tel. 04-8317755 Ext. 302 or Mobile: 0903423440