Vietnam wins two gold medals at Int’l Circus Festival

Circus performances titled Du Chong Dau (Swinging) and Thang Bang Tren Day Thep Chung (Balancing on a String) by the Ho Chi Minh City Circus Troupe won gold medals at the International Circus Festival in Almaty City in Kazakhstan from September 11-16.

The Vietnamese circus troupe scooped two out of three gold medals at the festival which attracted artists from nine countries including France, Germany, the US, Russia, Vietnam, Belorussia, Latvia, Uzebekistan and Kazakhstan.

Earlier, Du Chong Dau (Swinging) by circus artists Hoang An and Thu Hien and Thang Bang Tren Day Thep Chung (Balancing on a String) by Thu Hien received silver and gold medals at the 11th Moscow International Youth Festival in Circus Arts 2012 in Moscow.

Two performances have officially received an invitation to attend the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival to be held from January 2014.

‘Power of the Arm’ performance by circus artists Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep of the Ho Chi Minh City Circus Troupe has also been invited to participate in the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in January 2013.

‘Power of the Arm’ triumphed over many contestants and won the Grand Prix Award at the 10th International Circus Festival ‘Circuba 2011’ in August in La Habana in Cuba.

The performance also won three prizes at the 13th International Circus Festival in Italy from October 13-17, which included a silver medal and two minor titles awarded by the world’s leading circus groups- - Monte Carlo Circus and Cirque du Soleil.

‘Power of the Arm’ got the Silver Lion Award on October 31, 2011 at the 13th Int’l Circus Festival in Hebei Province in China.

The performance also took first prize at the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia young circus talent competition in 2009 and a gold medal at the Hanoi International Circus Festival in 2010.

Thang bang tren day thep chung (balancing on a string) performance
         Du chong dau (Swinging) performance

By Do Hanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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