Quan Ho Bac Ninh says goodbye to SEA Games 31


HanoiThe brothers and sisters immediately sang quan ho, invited the artists of your country to bathe phoenix wings, at the closing ceremony of the 31st SEA Games, on the evening of May 23.

After the performance of the Cambodian delegation, more than 100 Vietnamese artists – men wearing tunics and turbans, girls wearing four-piece dresses and hats – stepped onto the stage in the background of melodious music. Invite betel nut. Immediately, the brothers and sisters held a tray of betel nut with phoenix wings to invite the artists of their country, showing the spirit of hospitality, friendliness and the beauty of the national culture.

After that, they continued to perform the medley Farewell, Do not return. The last part, the artists stood on the stage, waved to the audience, closing the 31st SEA Games.

Quan Ho folk song in Bac Ninh. Video: VTV6

Director Hoang Cong Cuong said that the crew chose quan ho – the intangible cultural heritage of humanity – to introduce the nation’s unique art to friends in the region and the world. “Vietnam is proud of its heritage, which we have to show off to the five continents. Moreover, the lyrics are full of meaning such as an open and friendly greeting with beautiful images to close the congress.” said the director.

With the theme “Convergence to shine”, the closing ceremony combines traditional art and vibrant music. The opening is a medley Enthusiastic Hanoi, October Hanoi, Hanoi of faith and hope… through the performance of Dong Hung, Khanh Linh, Bao Tram, Pham Anh Duy. The image of Thang Long thousand years of civilization – the main venue of the 31st SEA Games – appears through the scene of cycling on the street, the mossy old town and the streets of falling yellow leaves are shown on the 580 m2 led screen.

Love for the country and people is depicted through the medley Vietnam’s miracles, Vietnam’s thousand dreams, Vietnam’s beauty, Vietnam’s journeys, Vietnamese hearts, Vietnam’s harmony with five continents, performed by singers Van Mai Huong, Uyen Linh, Duong Hoang Yen and Ha Nhi.

Cyclo - a familiar image in Hanoi.  Photo: Giang Huy

Cyclo – a familiar image in Hanoi. Image: Giang Huy

Dance performance with LED lights on the background of the song Tambourine, mixed in a new style, sending a message about the integration spirit of Vietnam. The artists wear conical hats, wear traditional costumes, but dance hip-hop and perform some martial arts.

Cambodia – the host of the 32nd SEA Games – sends greetings to the sports federations of all countries with a series of performances: the Phnom Penh rose dance composed by former king Norodom Sihanouk, contemporary dance of the White Dove mascot, and singing songs. Cambodia Welcoming and Blessing (Cambodia welcomes and blesses), Fighting spirit… Artist Thanh Hien – production director of the closing ceremony – said: “The appearance of Cambodian artists represents the message of integration, connecting international friends, and looking forward to the next SEA Games. according to”.

Cambodia performed at the closing ceremony of the 31st SEA Games

Dance performance by Cambodian artists. Video: VTV6

SEA Games 31 takes place in Vietnam from May 12 to 23 with 40 sports. For the second time, Vietnam will host the congress, after 2003. Hanoi is the main venue for the competition, along with 11 neighboring localities, including: Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, and Ninh. Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Phu Tho. Vietnam leads with 205 gold medals, 125 silver medals and 116 bronze medals.

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