Veteran choreographer Tuyet Minh, a pioneer in popularising contemporary dance, said that her work focuses on the fate of women in feudal society and their aspiration for love and happiness.

“Truyen Kieu” recounts the life, trials and tribulations of Thuy Kieu, a beautiful and talented young woman who sacrificed herself to save her father and younger brother from prison.

Kieu sold herself into marriage to a middle-aged man, unaware of his profession as a pimp. He later forced her into prostitution, marking the start of a series of tragic events in her life. Minh is working with choreographer Nguyen Phuc Hung to create the choreography for Ballet Kieu.

Musicians Viet Anh and Chinh Ba are in charge of music for the show. Another show will take place in August in Hanoi.