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2019 National Cheo Contest to oepn this week

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The 2019 national Cheo (traditional northern-style opera) Contest will be held in the northern province of Bac Giang on September 14-28.

The 2019 National Cheo Contest is expected to attract 1,000 artists.

The 2019 National Cheo Contest is expected to attract 1,000 artists.

The event will present to viewers 26 plays which will be performed by 16 traditional theater troupes nationwide.
Under the regulations, the participating plays, each of which has 90-150 minutes in length, should have been staged between from 2016 to present. They have not participated in any other professional festivals held by the Ministries of CST, Defence, Public Security and the Vietnam Stage Artists Association, and should not use foreign scripts 2013 to date. But they should not have participated in any other professional festivals held by the Ministries of CST, Defence, Public Security and the Vietnam Stage Artists Association, and should not use foreign scripts.
The organization board also encourages submissions promoting Party building and the “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality and lifestyle” campaign.
Cheo traditional opera originated from the Red River Delta area in the North of Vietnam. Cheo is a narrative genre of folk theatre, recounting historical, legendary and folk humorous stories through a combination of music, singing and dance.

By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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