18 – 20 May 2018
National Theater of Vietnam
1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
From the organizer:
The theatrical practice space ATH and the French school Alexandre Yersin are pleased to co-host the 2018 edition of the Performing Arts Spring festival (PAS), with the support of French Embassy in Vietnam. The festival takes place at the National Theater of Vietnam (1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) from May 18 – 20.
The PAS festival aims to celebrate all types of performing art by gathering all practices – amateur and professional – in Vietnam and South East Asia. The 2018 edition gathers 23 groups of children and adults coming from different art fields : theatre & improv, dance and movement, and music.
Besides, a French-speaking improvisation tournament opposing 4 teams of players from 12 to 15 years old will be held for the first time this year. The first match will open the festival at 7pm on Friday, May 18, preceding « The next door », a French play by The Three Mosquitoes company coming from Bangkok (Thailand).
The PAS festival is also a forum for multicultural exchange. This year, it is being enriched with the participation of Vietnamese artists in multiple domains: playback theatre (ViPlayback), experimental theatre (The Run – Trà Nguyen) and contemporary dance (Kinergie Studio). Additionally, Vietnamese and French musicians have teamed up to present their work during the festival.
In parallel, this PAS edition brings to public various art workshops in three languages Vietnamese, English and French during 2 days May 19 – 20 at the hall of the National Theatre. Each workshop offers an excellent opportunity to practice for free during one or two hours different kinds of art as drama, puppet, storytelling, creative writing, plastic art and dance.
Watch the video teaser of the festival: