France still major partner at Hue Festival

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French artistes will play a substantial part in the Hue Festival 2010, which will take place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from June 5-13.

Ngo Hoa, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and Head of the festival’s organising board, said that one theatre group from the region of Poitou-Charentes will entertain visitors with installation and street art while the funk band Les Traine-Savates will play at the festival’s opening ceremony and various other open sites in Hue City during the festival.

One of the more bizarre acts comes from the Siphon Cosmique Theatre Group which will perform a show on a special stage made from ploughing machines at Nguyen Trai High School in Thuan An Township and at the tile roofed bridge at Thanh Toan.

During the festival, famous photographer Sébastien Laval will exhibit his photos of ethnic minority groups from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia at the Dien Tho royal palace and in Nam Dong District. Laval will also place huge portraits of ethnic minority people at various sites throughout the city.

French artistes have appeared at the Hue Festivals in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 and France has also helped the province to carry out many other cultural and social projects.
Source VNA