In his opening remarks, People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong, Chairman of the Vietnam Dance Artists’ Association (VDAA), stated that the week provides opportunities for dancers and choreographers to gather, exchange experiences, and explore methods to enhance dance development and effective strategies to promote the art of dance in society.

Phuong also referred to the week as a wonderful occasion for the public to appreciate the art of dance through exceptional performances on stage.

The Vietnam Dance Week 2023 represents a significant step towards spreading the essence of dance, contributing to the development of social values and creating captivating platforms for art enthusiasts, he emphasized.

Themed “Meet & Shine – Brightening the Future,” the week was jointly organized by the VDAA, the Departments of Culture and Sports of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the management board of Thong Nhat Park.  

The event commenced on July 15, eliciting enthusiastic responses from nearly 500 participants, including artists from China, India, South Korea, and Singapore.

After the preliminary round, in which participants were required to partake in a 24-second video challenge, the final round took place in Ho Chi Minh City from October 19-21, and is currently ongoing in Hanoi from October 25-29.  

The event encompasses a variety of engaging activities, such as a Vietnamese ethnic folklore dance competition for domestic choreographers, the Vietnam International Dance Festival for professional and amateur artists, and dance enthusiasts of all ages, nationalities, and regions, showcasing a range of dance genres. Additionally, the Hand in Hand dance will be launched during the event.