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Recreate the image of King Quang Trung in the Dong Da festival

The role of King Quang Trung was practiced by Mr. Vu Manh Linh – Central Tuong Theater – for 15 days before performing in front of the people of the capital during the Dong Da mound festival in 2023.

Recreate the scene of hero Nguyen Hue setting up an altar to sacrifice to heaven and earth and coronation to the emperor – Photo: NGUYEN HIEN

On the morning of January 26 (ie the 5th of Tet), thousands of people in the capital gathered together from early morning to participate in the Dong Da mound festival (Hanoi) after two years of suspending the organization because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

In addition to the traditional palanquin procession, the reenactment of the historic victory of Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da brought to the people the heroic atmosphere of the New Year’s Day in 1789.

In the role of a hero in a peach shirt, Vu Manh Linh – Central Tuong Theater – said that the difficulty of this role is to live with the character’s psychology and gestures, especially expressing the spirit of the character. attitude of an emperor.

“When I was able to show the image of King Quang Trung in the celebration of the 234th anniversary of the victory in the battle of Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da, I and the people present here today are very excited and happy.

In the play, I was most impressed with the detail when Emperor Quang Trung won and brought a peach branch from the North to Phu Xuan to give to Queen Ngoc Han.

That shows the special affection that the king has for his queen,” Manh Linh shared.

People in the capital eagerly check-in with “King Quang Trung and Queen Ngoc Han” at the Dong Da mound festival in 2023 – Photo: NGUYEN HIEN

After the end of the performance, many people were eagerly waiting to take pictures with “King Quang Trung” on this special anniversary.

Dao Thi De (Ha Dong district, Hanoi) found this year’s festival very meaningful, the actors of the Vietnam Tuong Theater helped her feel the heroic atmosphere. in the past.

“I was very impressed with the role of King Quang Trung. The actors vividly recreated the atmosphere of the old battle, causing the Qing invaders to scatter all,” Ms. De said.

Actors of the Central Tuong Theater recreate the heroic atmosphere of spring 1789 – Photo: NGUYEN HIEN

As the only Gen Z member in the palanquin procession at the Dong Da mound festival in 2023, friend Hoang Nguyen Lien Nga (23 years old, Dong Da district, Hanoi) said that most of the members in the procession are women. , the mother has aged. She was fortunate to be able to participate in this meaningful activity through her mother’s introduction since she was in high school.

“When I first joined, I simply followed my mother and grandmother. I did whatever they asked me to do. But every year like that, I understand more about the nation’s history.

Previously, although I had learned through books, what I understood about the battle of Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da was still very vague. Participating in the palanquin procession made me more curious and learned more about the king of Quang Trung – Nguyen Hue.

I hope that in the coming years, more young people will join the procession so that this traditional beauty will be more accessible to the younger generation,” Lien Nga shared.

Dong Da mound festival in 2023 will take place all day on January 26 with many attractive activities in the festival to serve the spring travel needs of people. Organizers expect more than 10,000 people to attend the festival this year.

The procession of King Quang Trung’s palanquin and Queen Ngoc Han’s palanquin during the festival – Photo: NGUYEN HIEN
The people of the capital offer incense to show their gratitude to the martyrs in the battle of Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da – Photo: NGUYEN HIEN
Sea of ​​people participating in the Dong Da mound festival in 2023 – Photo: NGUYEN HIEN

 ( According to tuoitre)

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