Cookin’ Nanta comes to Vietnam
By Thoa Nguyen in Hanoi
Within the framework of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-South Korean diplomatic ties, Nanta, also known as Cookin’ Nanta, a Korean musical comedy show using kitchen utensils comes to Hanoi and HCMC.
|South Korean Cookin’ Nanta show is performed - Photo: Courtesy of the organizers|
Performances will take place at the conference hall at KeangNam Tower in the capital from July 20-22 and at the Hoa Binh Theater in HCMC from July 27-29.
This particular form of performance is mostly non-verbal and integrates traditional Korean percussion tempos with a western performance style. This popular show debuted in 1997 and has won the hearts of audiences worldwide. Artists will turn the stage into a giant kitchen and chefs here will become contemporary artists on the stage.
Nanta storms on to a stage set up like a huge kitchen where cooks are preparing a banquet. Whilst cooking, they turn all kinds of kitchen implements such as pots, pans, dishes, knives, chopping board, water bottles, even brooms and each other into percussion instruments.
The show is staged mainly by sounds and acts, and just a few words so people of all ages and nationalities can easily understand the content of the show. Nanta not only features dance moves but also present rituals and culture of South Korea.
After the show, visitors are invited to enjoy a meal on the stage. This is the typical feature of the show as well as of the traditional Samullori performance to strengthen unity.
In the last decade, the show has been staged in over 141 cities in 17 countries around the world.