June 5, 2024
Hiếu Văn Ngư (Cultura Fish) and the Hát Bội Art Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City jointly organize a program to explore Hát Bội, including introductory talkshows and workshops on appreciating Hát Bội. Hát Bội (also known as tuồng or hát bộ) is one of Vietnam’s traditional theatrical art forms with a long history of …
May 8, 2024
Hát Bội and the art of face painting brought joy to students during the "Cultural Festival 2024" at the HCMC Student Cultural House (May 4, 2024).
May 8, 2024
On the morning of April 22, 2024, Hiếu Văn Ngư (Cultura Fish) and the Hồ Chí Minh City Hát Bội Art Theater continued their Hát Bội workshop for students at Wellspring Saigon International Bilingual School.
January 30, 2024
Hiếu Văn Ngư presents a playlist featuring 13 pieces of Phú Lễ Sắc Bùa Singing Art (Bến Tre), recorded during our recent field trip.
December 28, 2023
Over more than three months of collaboration, Hiếu Văn Ngư and Hoàng Bảo have brought a series of exciting content.
December 28, 2023
“Lo chuyện gì” is a music-story series (storytelling combined with music) co-produced by Hiếu Văn Ngư and artist Hoàng Bảo, streamed live at 8:00 PM on bi-weekly Saturdays from December 30, 2023, to February 24, 2024.
December 5, 2023
The Hát Bội workshop by Cultura Fish at AYTF attracted nearly 80 young people from 14 Asian countries and received very positive feedback from the participants.
December 3, 2023
From November 22-26, 2023, Cultura Fish attended the Asian Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF) in Iloilo City (Philippines) and gave their all in various performances, workshops, and side activities.
November 25, 2023
The Journey “Exploring Cultural Space and Time” Concluded with Profound and Exciting Experiences for Learners.
October 31, 2023
Cultura Fish will participate in the Asian Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF) in Iloilo City (Philippines) from November 22-26, 2023.
August 17, 2023
If you’re wondering why Cultura Fish is posting about a wedding, don’t worry! It’s still Cultura Fish team with a “cultural project.”
July 29, 2023
The event "Tiếp mạch phong quang" on the evening of Saturday, July 22, 2023, marked the culmination of this three-year project and offered the audience a journey through 15 performances, exploring the emotional depth and nuances of the soul.
July 25, 2023
You don't need to go to South Korea to view the “Alternative Identities: Masks of ASEAN & Korea” exhibition.
July 1, 2023
At the invitation of AYTF (Asian Youth Theatre Festival), Cultura Fish travelled to Kuala Lumpur to participate in a residency program featuring workshops on Malaysian culture and performing arts.
May 18, 2023
Articles, images, and videos by Cultura Fish about the characters in Vietnamese hát bội art are currently on display in Busan (South Korea).
April 21, 2023
With this application module, participants will be guided by researchers and artists to create new musical works using the materials of lullabies, hò, and lý from Southern Vietnam.
April 14, 2023
A two-week-long “story” with the theme of prehistoric human history was developed, role-played, and “told” to 3rd-grade students by the Cultura Fish – Cultura Fish team. This method of learning brought much excitement to both the children and their guiding teachers.
April 2, 2023
With the theme “Exploring Vietnamese Culture,” the course “Knowing Oneself and Others” (Season 2 from March 10 – March 18, 2023) endeavored to provide students with diverse experiences not only in the number of fields (anthropology, traditional theater, cuisine, rituals, etc.) but also in the variety of delivery methods (classes, workshops, brewing experiences, field trips, etc.).
January 20, 2023
A program incorporating multiple perspectives from storytelling about history and culture, to gastronomy, sports, exploration, and photography, enables students to better understand the city where they live.
December 30, 2022
As of today, Cultura Fish has only started its first steps on this long journey ahead. Looking back on our two years of formation and progress, Cultura Fish has slowly grown through each of our projects.
December 1, 2022
Vietnamese hát bội art, with its captivating character models and styles, has garnered attention from young artists across Asia.
October 23, 2022
Cultura Fish recounts the journey of archiving and spreading Vietnamese intangible cultural heritage in issue 52 of ICH Courier.
October 20, 2022
Reflecting on the Film Screening and Cultural Exchange Journey "Moonrise Over the Southern Land"
August 4, 2022
Cultura Fish has successfully uploaded a collection of lullabies, work songs, and lyrical melodies from the “Phong Hoa Ca Vịnh” project onto ichLinks – a platform dedicated to intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region. With permission from the British Council, which sponsored the first season of the “Phong Hoa Ca Vịnh” project, and with …
May 31, 2022
As an effort to have a full picture about The Southern Gem, Cultura Fish had the opportunity to meet and interview with the director of The Hát Bội Theatre of Hồ Chí Minh city, mister Võ Hồ Hoàng Vũ, he was also the art director of the program.
May 30, 2022
During the years of 2017-2018, there were many activities, projects, and programs that focus on hát bội, where it aimed to revive the art of hát bội upon various mediums and perspectives, the resurgence came up like an exciting wave of vitality for this long forgotten art to be born again.
January 25, 2022
From December 29, 2021, to January 12, 2022, Cultura Fish successfully organized the online course "Hát Bội 101: Cắc rụp tịch tang".
January 22, 2022
Theatre characters in hát bội have an important function for the technical elements.
December 21, 2021
“Nịnh” motif, “Tướng” (villain) and “Yêu đạo” motifs
December 21, 2021
In đào motif, only the character Chung Vô Diệm, Đào Tam Xuân, and Ngọc Kỳ Lân have their makeup as mask-like, the rest of them all have light makeup face.
December 21, 2021
“Lão" is a term to describe male characters (kép) that are elderly.
December 21, 2021
“Kép” is a term to describe male characters. Their appearances tend to be young or middle aged male, with a light makeup face (using beard to distinguish).
November 3, 2021
Cultura Fish Elevates the Art of Hát Bội on ichLinks - the Platform for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia-Pacific
November 1, 2021
Categorizing Southern Vietnamese Music Performance based on daily activities as a reasonable approach to familiarize with the genres of ru, hò and lý.
September 21, 2021
Cultura Fish is delighted to announce the successful online celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival through the event “Moonlit Mat Session,” which exceeded expectations with enthusiastic participation from the audience. Born from the desire to extend the joy from our internal event “Singing on the Waves,” the online celebration was organized in just over a week …
September 12, 2021
Cultura Fish Announces Launch of Its Official Website, Supported by Officience Vietnam
July 4, 2021
The Central region holds the dominant role in the contribution and development of tuồng/hát bội.
June 21, 2021
Cultura Fish Explores the Sacred Grounds of Hát Bội at Thanh Bình Hall of Ancestors
March 31, 2021
Workshop “Retelling Heritage Stories: Southern Folk Performance Edition” hosted by British Council.
March 14, 2021
Although it's a pity that not all of us can get to visit the shrines and join the festivals, we can always have a look through the pictures on the website.
February 7, 2021
Highly recommended publication to read during Tet holidays.
January 20, 2021
The idea of creating Cultura Fish was sparked in the beginning of 2020, but not until the end of the year that our team was officially formed and active in UNESCO’s competition TechCul Initiative.