“Was it a circus or a ‘cai luong’ (Vietnamese reformed opera?” and “How could the artists swing from ropes while singing like that?” were poplar questions raised by audience at the ‘Cay Gay Than’ (The Magic Stick) show, which was staged at the Hanoi Central Circus.
‘The Magic Stick’ was staged thanks to the collaboration between the Vietnam Circus Federation and the Vietnam Cai Luong Theatre following an order by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
It is the first work within the two units’ joint art project entitled Huyen Su Viet(Vietnamese legendary history), which includes a total of four works praising the four immortals in traditional Vietnamese mythology – Tan Vien (the God of the Mountain), Saint Giong, Chu Dong Tu and the Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh.
This was also the first time that the two art forms were placed together, bringing a fresh and interesting experience to the audience.
‘The Magic Stick’ is the stage adaptation scripted by late renowned author Hoang Luyen and was inspired by the legend of the love between Chu Dong Tu and Princess Tien Dung…
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