Hunt Launched for New Talent in Traditional Arts

NDO – The 2017 national competition for professional stage actors of Tuong (classical drama) and Cheo (traditional opera) was launched on August 5, at Lam Son theatre in Thanh Hoa province.


The competition has attracted the participation of 95 young actors, all of whom are below the age of 33 and come from 19 professional ‘tuong’ and ‘cheo’ art troupes from all over the country.

These contestants will be presenting 88 extracts from classical ‘tuong’ and ‘cheo’ plays, which have been beloved by the Vietnamese people for generations.

On the opening day of the event, there were performances by young stage artists from the Military ‘Cheo’ Theatre and the Thanh Hoa provincial ‘Tuong’ art troupe.

This ten-day competition is co-organized by the Department of Performing Arts, a division under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Vietnam Association of State Artists.

The primary objective of this event is to provide a platform for young actors to showcase their talents, learn from their peers to improve the quality of their performances, and meet the increasing expectations of the audience.

In addition, the event aims to discover and nurture young talents in the performing arts field. It also offers an opportunity for managers and leaders of art troupes to thoroughly assess their staff and develop strategies to enhance training and development of human resources.