Russian folk dance ensemble to perform in Hue Festival 2018
Update: Jan 23, 2018
The Siberian Patterns folk dance ensemble from Russia has registered to perform in the Hue Festival 2018, announced the organising committee on January 21.

A performance of the Siberian Patterns folk dance ensemble (Photo:

The ensemble was founded in 1995 by Irina Ovechkina, a Laureate of the Government’s Award of the Russian Federation. The repertoire includes many folk dances from many regions of Russia.

The Hue Festival 2018 is scheduled to take place from April 27 to May 2 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue themed “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development; Hue – one destination, five World Heritage”.

The festival will also features performances of the Berywam beatbox band and the Lysistrata rock band from France and the Urpin Folk Ensemble from Slovakia, according to the organisers.

It will promote Viet Nam’s culture and art through UNESCO-recognised heritage such as the Complex of Hue Monuments, royal court music, woodblocks, the imperial archives of the Nguyen Dynasty and poetry on Hue royal architecture (2016).

As Hue served as the imperial city under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the festival will reenact royal celebrations and events such as Royal Night, Orient Legends and the Nam Giao ritual.

In addition, many side events will be held, such as the Hue Science Festival (organised by the Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy), International Gastronomy Fair, beer carnival, International Trade Fair, Splendid Taste of Ancient Village in Phuoc Tich, traditional boat race on Huong (Perfume) River, kite festival, Tam Giang Lagoon Fantasy and Hue Poetry Festival.

Exhibitions taking different themes include ‘the poetry on Hue royal architectural works inscribed on truc chi (bamboo pulp) paper’, ‘colours of Bat Trang pottery’, ‘orchids and bonsai’, ‘old car exhibition’ and ‘cultural heritage with integration and development’.

Various sight-seeing tours offer more fantastic journeys to discover local attractions such as Lang Co beach and Tam Giang Lagoon.

The Hue imperial citadel relic was ranked second among the top tourism attractions of Viet Nam in 2017.

Director of the Hue Relics Conservation Centre Phan Thanh Hai said this is the second year in a row the Hue Imperial Citadel has received the title. The most visited tourist site is Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Ha Noi.

Hue Festival has taken place every two years starting from 2000, bringing together excellent arts companies with unique performances from across the world.