LookAtVietnam – Around 5,000 people stood along Ngoc Thuy dike to witness â€ścrazyâ€ť minutes of artist Dao Anh Khanh and his co-workers in the â€śTree of Lifeâ€ť show on October 15.
|The Tree of Life installation artwork in the daylight.|
The VND2 billion dong ($100,000) project, which had been prepared for ten years, lasted three hours, and took place on three stages located in Dao Anh Khanhâ€™s garden and a section of dike along the Red River in the evening of October 15.
â€śTree of Lifeâ€ť is Dao Anh Khanhâ€™s largest show to celebrate Hanoiâ€™s 1000th anniversary. The show attracted around 5,000 people, including international diplomats, expats in Hanoi and a domestic audience.
The show combined paintings, dance, contemporary music, video art, installation and performance art. On the major stage, Dao Anh Khanh and nearly 100 artists danced while 12 Vietnamese and foreign dancers performed body-art on a smaller stage. Video clips about hundreds of historical events in Vietnam and the world were screened on a big screen placed on the main stage.
|The Tree of Life at night.|
The show closed with Dao Anh Khanhâ€™s solo dance on an outdoor stage built on Ngoc Thuy dike, surrounded by giant bamboo-shoots. Khanhâ€™s strange dance was accompanied by music of DJ Minh Tri, singing voice of Tung Duong and a group of Danish artists.
Sarah, a French girl, told VietNamNet after the show: â€śWonderful! It was strange and beautiful. Iâ€™ve never watched such a big show.â€ť
The â€śTree of Lifeâ€ť show in photos:
|Dancers on the major stage.|
|Models on the stage for body-art.|
|Dao Anh Khanh and his solo dance.|
|A dancer after the show.|