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The 'Traviata' by Artemis Danza in Viet Nam
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The ‘Traviata’ by Artemis Danza in Viet Nam

Categories: Culture and creativity -Music and Performing Arts
Italian Contemporary Dance on show in Viet Nam.
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The Embassy of Italy in Ha Noi is pleased to bring to Viet Nam the ‘Traviata’, a unique contemporary dance show inspired by the opera of the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi and performed by the world-famous Italian dance company ‘Artemis Danza’. Composed in 1853, “La Traviata” narrates the sorrowful love story between the courtesan Violetta and the young nobleman Alfredo. Their unfortunate relationship, thwarted by the powerful family of the man and the chronic disease suffered by Violetta, have inspired generations around the world, turning Violetta and Alfredo into immortal symbols of love and tragedy.

Artemis Danza presents the story from the point of view of Violetta, with dance expressing the passion, inner war and despair experienced by her.  The shows will be performed in Viet Nam as follows:

19 September, 19:30 at Hai Phong Opera House (28 Tran Hung Dao, Hai Phong)

20 September, 19:30 at Vinh Phuc Theatre (Khai Quang, Vinh Yen)

22 September, 19:30 at Hanoi Youth Theatre of Viet Nam (11 Ngo Thi Nam, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi)

Furthermore, on September 21, Artemis Danza will conduct a masterclass for the students of the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema. The students will then have the opportunity to perform on stage along with Artemis Danza’s professional dancers at the Youth Theatre the next day.

Compagnia Artemis Danza was established by Italian choreographer Monica Casadei in 1994. As of today, Artemis Danza has staged more than thirty creations, ranging from contemporary dance shows to choreographies for theatrical performances and operas. In 2007 Artemis Danza became a member of the WDA-World Dance Alliance Europe under the aegis of UNESCO.

Contemporary Dance is one of the excellences of Italian culture, as highlighted by the social media campaign ‘Italy is simply extraordinary: beIT’, currently taking place in 26 countries, including Vietnam.

For more information, please visit the campaign’s official landing page (also available in Vietnamese): https://madeinitaly.gov.it/vi/be-it/.

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