TVU joins International Conference on “Asian Performing Arts: Identities and Values”


TRA VINH – On December 18, 2014, an International Conference on Asian performing arts identities and values formally opened at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.

This is the first International Conference on Asian performing arts held in Vietnam. Tra Vinh University is co-organized with other academic entities. The conference attracts arts, researchers,academics, university students, and foreign students.

TVU Dean of school of Language- Culture- Southern Khmer Arts, Dr. Nguyen Thi Hue heads the TVU delegation.

At the Conference, Pham Thi To Thy and Nguyen Dang Hai, the school of Tra Vinh University present their papers on“Human resources training in the field of Southern Khmer art in the Mekong Delta region.”

TVU’s Performing Musical Traditions of Southern Khmer was highly appreciated by the participants. It shows the characteristics, requirements and orientation for the development of Musical Performances of Southern Khmer tradition that is part of the training TVU offers.

The conference is also a forum for academic exchange. The scientists present papers with content focused on the following issues: Historical development and musical forms exchange of Vietnam and Asian, the cultural identity of Vietnamese and Asian music, value of Asian performing arts in modern life, the typical artist andforms of performing arts, musical education inVietnam high schools and universities.

Two papers of Tra Vinh University were selected to publish for publication entitled “Maintainingand promoting Khmer Cham-Rieng Cha-Payarts” by Thach Thi Ut Linh, and “The value of Khmer Phleng Pin-Piet arts”in modern life by Son Cao Thang.

In the afternoon, the program “Arts Festival” continues with two themes: Southern-Birds nest on good land Asian – East Asia: The quintessence gathers together.

The art festival includes multi-color performances showing the identities and values of the performing arts of the peoples living in the south region, and countries of Asian and East Asia.

Translated by Ngo Thi Phien