Quan Am Thi Kinh, a famous Cheo play (Vietnam’s traditional northern-style opera) is going on stage at the Maison des Cultures du Monde in Paris from March 16th to 17th, 2012.
The play is performed by artists of the Vietnam National Cheo Theater on the occasion of the 16th Festival de L’Imaginaire (Festival of the Imagination), which is held in France from March 9thto June 17th, 2012.
First held in 1997, the annual festival has been a cultural melting pot, featuring many concerts, performances (both traditional and contemporary) and rituals from all over the world.Taking place at well-known Parisian venues of the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, the Amphitheatre of the Opera Bastille and the Arab World Institute, the festival is dedicated to introduce unknown cultural forms to European audiences.
A scene in Quan Am Thi Kinh play
Originated from the Red River Delta in Northern Vietnam, Cheo is a narrative genre of folk theater, telling historical, legendary and folk humorous stories through the wining combination of music, dance and acting.