Viet Nam joins ITI – UNESCO

Viet Nam joins ITI – UNESCO

Viet Nam News Agency, Vietnam
June 11 2004

Ha Noi, June 11 (VNA) – Viet Nam, Ukraine and Armenia have been
admitted to the UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) at
its 30th World Congress.

The world congress, dubbed ”Myths and Rituals: Challenges for
Contemporary Creation in the Third Millennium”, was held in Tampico,
Mexico from May 29 to June 4 with the attendance of 242 delegates
from 62 member countries.

Trong Khoi, General Secretary of the Viet Nam Theatrical Artists’
Association, who led the Vietnamese delegation to the congress,
said Viet Nam’s pavilion, the most attractive at the congress, was
decorated with billboards of Viet Nam’s famous dramas like ”Rung
truc” [Bamboo Forest], ”Othello” and ”A ca ve o nha hang Maxim”
[A bar girl at Maxim’s Restaurant].

Bilingual books on theatrical arts in Viet Nam, its several traditional
musical instruments, videos and CDs about performing arts in the
country were also introduced at the congress.

The 31st ITI – UNESCO World Congress will be hosted by the

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS