Can Tho hosts cai luong festival

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Both young and veteran performers from 29 troupes across the country will compete at the National Professional Cai Luong Festival 2009 scheduled to begin on November 17 in Can Tho City. The festival aims to encourage and support young artists in developing their careers.

Both young and veteran performers from 29 troupes across the country will compete at the National Professional Cai Luong Festival 2009 scheduled to begin on November 17 in Can Tho City. The festival aims to encourage and support young artists in developing their careers.

Organised every five years by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the 10-day festival highlights new creations in the southern art of cai luong (reformed theatre).

Festival organisers said they had received 29 entries in different categories from theatres and small troupes across the country. They will vie for a variety of awards, including best play, best director, best actor, best musician and best stage artist.