Vietnam Stage Artists Association marks its 60th anniversary

14:35 | 02/10/2017 Culture & Art

The Vietnam Stage Artists Association held a ceremony at Hanoi Opera House, on October 1, to mark its 60th anniversary (1957 – 2017) and Vietnam Stage Day (the 12th day of the eighth lunar month).

The Vietnam Stage Artists Association honoured a number of outstanding artists, actors, authors, directors and stage researchers for their contributions

The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Former Hanoi Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi, alongside delegates from ministries, departments and art associations, as well as more than 500 artists, actors, authors, directors and stage researchers from across the country.

Former President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong sent flowers and greetings to the event.

The annual celebration provides an opportunity for artists from across the country to get together and pay tribute to the theatre’s ancestors who laid the foundation for the national art forms and contributed to their development throughout the years.

Over the course of the past 60 years of development with eight congresses, the Vietnam Stage Artists Association now has 2,500 members across the country and the association has been honoured with Party and State titles. Many members have been awarded with the Ho Chi Minh Award, the State Awards for Literature and the Arts, as well as ‘Meritorious Artist' and ‘People’s Artist’ titles.

Addressing the event, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam praised the great contributions of the artists over the past few years. He stressed the difficulties and challenges that the Vietnamese theater needs to overcome at present, especially the issues such as a lack of resources for training, composition, criticism, performance, management; living conditions, work of artists; as well as the downgrade of their theater and performance equipment.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Stage Artists Association honoured a number of outstanding artists, actors, authors, directors and stage researchers for their contributions.

On the same day, at Dai Nam theatre in Hanoi, an incense offering ceremony to mark traditional day of the Vietnam Stage Artists Association was also held.

Theo NDO