Vietnamese dance artists won four gold, and ten silver medals at the 2017 International Dance Festival, which wrapped up in Ninh Binh province on September 22 after seven days of competition.
Vietnamese artist Nguyen Van Nam from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet was named one of the three winners of the ‘Best Dancer’ prize at the festival, together with dancers Nicole Barroso from the Philippines and Lu Peng from China.
At the awards ceremony, the organising board also presented ten gold and 20 silver medals to outstanding dance performances.
The festival was jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Performing Arts and the Vietnam Dancing Artists’ Association (VDAA) to provide a venue for dance artists to show off their talents and learn from their colleagues while introducing their cultural values to international friends.
The competition attracted the participation of more than 500 dance artists from 24 art troupes from 15 different countries around the world, including China, Egypt, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, the host Vietnam, among others.
Nearly 100 dances were brought onto the stage in various genres of folklore, traditional dance, contemporary dance, and ballet, featuring the artists’ creativity as well as their effort to promoting the art of dancing.NDO