Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Persian Love Story Hanoi

Persian love story told by belly dance

July 3, 2012
LookAtVietnam – A romantic story from “One Thousand and One Nights” told by the body language of belly dancing has made debut at Hanoi’s Au Co Theatre.
Five years since belly dancing was imported into Vietnam, belly dancing has been only performed at small stages, with single performances. This is the first time a belly dance show, entitled “Love Story of Aladdin,” was performed on the big stage of Hanoi, from June 29.
The show is contributed by 50 dancers from the LifeArt dancing troupe, one of the first and the leading belly dance centers in Vietnam.
“We hope to bring belly dancing to the audience to help them further understand this art,” said dancer and choreographer Ngoc Han.
The show in pictures:

The Persian King, played by Tong Toan Thang, organizes a competition to choose his son-in-law.
Palace maids dance at the ceremony.
The princess, played by Thu Trang, dances with palace maids.
Many princes make offer of marriage…
but the princess only like handsome and honest Aladdin, played by Vu Thanh Tuan.
Aladdin is arrested and sent to jail. A witch, played by Bao Ngoc, comes to rescue him.

In a Persian market-day, dancers show off belly-dance techniques on Drum music.
Child dancers of LifeArt play small monkeys.

A flute player at the Persian market-day.

Fan Veil dance to celebrate the wedding of Aladdin and the princess.

Compiled by Thanh Van

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