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Published on : Monday, December 2, 2013
“Cheo” is a traditional form as well as a typical representative of Vietnamese opera beside “Tuong” and “Cai Luong”. “Cheo” is a form of art performance that is very popular in the North of Vietnam, especially provinces of the Red River Delta.
For years, “Cheo” has been known as a purely Vietnamese art form which is has been an integral part of Vietnamese daily life.
“Cheo” first came into being in the tenth century in the old capital Hoa Lu, created by a talented singer and dancer named Pham Thi Tran.
At the early age, “Cheo” existed in the form of folk dancing. Gradually, it became an annual activity that appeared in every vacation and festival, attracting a lot of people. Since then “Cheo” has been regarded as the symbol of Vietnam folk art.
With these characters, people expressed their thoughts and feelings about their life as well as their society. Traditionally, “Cheo” concentrates on the struggle between good and bad. Through this struggle, old Vietnamese expressed their outlook on life and their hope of a good, equal and happy life.
For a long time, many pieces of “Chèo”, such as “Quan Am Thi Kinh”, “Luu Binh Duong Le”, “Kim Nham”,… have been enjoyed by generations of Vietnamese people.
Beside the performance of “Cheo” at Kim Lien Commune House this week , a talk show with “Cheo” artists and researchers to know more about the state of “Cheo” and their thoughts of this folk art.
Source:- Vietnam Tourism