| The Noon Gate and the Five-Phoenix Pavilion transformed mesmerizingly in the “Hue by Light - The Live Show” program
The program was organized by Thua Thien Hue province in collaboration with the French Embassy in Vietnam. The event has the participation of the French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Ms. Emmanuelle Pavillon - Grosser; along with ambassadors and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France; leaders of Vietnam Television; and representatives of Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
On the side of the province, Mr. Le Truong Luu, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Phan Ngoc Tho, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; and former provincial leaders through periods participated in the program.
Speaking at the program, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh thanked the effective support of the French Embassy in Vietnam and French partners for Thua Thien Hue province over the past years.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh affirmed that Thua Thien Hue province had established effective cooperative relationships in many fields, including economy, culture, education, and health with French localities; and the province was an active member participating in the Vietnam - France decentralized cooperation framework, contributing to promoting the good traditional relationship between the two countries.
“In particular, Hue Festival, a typical cultural event that has become a famous domestic and international brand name, is a typical outcome of the effective cooperation process among Thua Thien Hue province, the French Embassy, localities, businesses and people of France. The "Hue by light - The Live Show", which is an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam - France diplomatic relations, opens a new phase for the historic relationship of the two countries," said Mr. Binh.
| French and Vietnamese artists jointly performed new musical works
Ms. Emmanuelle Pavillon - Grosser, the French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, expressed that the cooperative relationship between France and Vietnam had continuously developed since the diplomatic relations was established. The areas of bilateral cooperation have been increasingly growing, especially when the two countries signed a strategic partnership in 2013, affirming shared determination of the both sides to stand side by side, maintain and develop the relationship and exchanges in all fields and at all levels.
The “Hue by Light - The Live Show” program is the result of cooperation between French and Vietnamese teams. The French team took on the art director role of the event. The content and technical solutions were built with partners in Vietnam in the spirit of accompanying and sharing professional knowledge.
This is the result of more than a year of work from the AC3 Studio team, in the technical and creative fields, to perform a light show on the architectural surface of the Noon Gate - Hue Imperial Citadel.
At the program, the artists Sébastien Tellier and Limebócx jointly performed new musical works, which were a blend of electronic music and traditional Vietnamese music, along with a light show (3D mapping), which "attracted" tens of thousands of spectators to immerse themselves in the mesmerizing sound and light performance.
With a projector system, whose brightness is 300,000 lumens, as well as a complete technical diagram and a high-end sound system, the "Hue by light - The live show" program is built around the theme "Four seasons", the Art Nouveau movement, combined with traditional Vietnamese lacquer art, the minimalism with dragons and phoenixes, or the movement of Art Deco, coupled with iconic plants and trees in Vietnamese culture.