The Da Nang Department of Culture and Sports recently announced that it will host the the first-ever ‘Da Nang’s Expats Got Talent 2017’, themed ‘New Year Coming’, at the Trung Vuong Theatre on 17 and 18 December.
The contest will be part of a series of cultural events scheduled for the year 2017. It aims to promote arts and cultural exchanges amongst expat communities and locals in the city in celebration of the New Year.
Participants can perform either international or Vietnamese music, including folk or traditional songs of any kind, and are encouraged to dance, do magic, a circus performance or even perform modern arts. They can perform individually or in groups.
Groups can apply to present more than one performance with a total of duration from 15 - 20 minutes (3 or 4 minutes each performance), while individuals can conduct a single performance of up to 7 minutes. “The performances should represent the cultural characteristics of the participants’ home country and nationality but must not contain any offensive content including nudity or violence, or violate Vietnamese laws and regulations,” the organisers noted.
The contest is open to any foreign economic, political or social groups, non-governmental organizations or international businesses that have an office in Da Nang, and to any expats who presently live, work or study in the city.
In addition to cash prizes, all winning organisations and individuals will also receive gifts from the contest’s sponsors whilst the performance deemed most outstanding will be nominated to perform at upcoming cultural and art events in Da Nang.