The delegation of Hoi An Traditional Art Performance at Andong Mask Dance Festival

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(QNO) - The delegation from Hoi An city (Quang Nam province) has just participated in the Andong Mask Dance Festival (South Korea) at the invitation of Mayor of Andong city and Chairman of the International Mask Arts and Culture Organization.

The delegation of Hoi An Traditional Art Performance in South Korea
The delegation of Hoi An Traditional Art Performance in South Korea

The Hoi An delegation had interesting performances of cultural characteristics of Vietnam country in general and Hoi An city in particular such as: Aspara dance, Hoi An at a glance, a play of “Evil hidden in good”, mask march in street, especially singing and dancing, performing a concert of the song Arirang with traditional musical instruments of Vietnam.

A performance of Hoi An delegation at the festival
A performance of Hoi An delegation at the festival

Andong city belongs to Gyeongsangbuk province, a famous place with Hahoe cultural village-a UNESCO World Heritage site and the traditional mask dance- a South Korea’s important intangible heritage. The Andong Mask Dance Festival attracted artists from 12 countries and territories including Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Turkey, Latvia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bolivia and Vietnam. Andong city and the International Mask Arts and Culture Organization asked to organize an event “Andong harmony” in Hoi An city in November 2017.