Necessity of increasing student's interest in traditional arts

Monday, 10/09/2018, 14:33 [GMT+7]

Necessity of increasing student's interest in traditional arts

 
The traditional art forms have been included in the programs of some schools in Khanh Hoa in recent years. However, the teaching of traditional art forms at schools has still not been carried out extensively and regularly. 
 
Khanh Vinh Minority Ethnic Boarding School has integrated the traditional art forms into its main curriculum and also extra-activities. The use of musical instruments and other visual tools has helped the teaching and learning of traditional art forms to have some effective results.
 
The school’s teachers researched and collected the materials and objects relating to the ethnic communities in the locality to help the students to acquire knowledge more effectively. The school has also associated with the locality and prestigious village patriarchs to hold talks about the traditional art forms of Raglai and T’rin people. Through these activities, the students of Khanh Vinh Minority Ethnic Boarding School have been provided useful knowledge about many traditional festivals of the local ethnic minorities, such as wedding ceremony, tomb-leaving rite, and new rice festival. Many students have known to dance traditional dances and play traditional musical instruments as well as taken initiative in learning the traditional culture and arts.

 

Raglai students are studying Raglai epic
Raglai students are studying Raglai epic
 
The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Department of Education and Training of Khanh Hoa have associated to incorporate the traditional art forms into the schools’ programs for many years. Since 2001 to 2007, Khanh Hoa Provincial Cultural Center in association with Khanh Hoa Provincial Traditional Art Theatre organized many programs at some schools to introduce tuồng (Vietnamese classical drama) and Bài Chòi (Vietnam’s traditional art form) to the students. However, these programs have not been organized regularly as before, especially since 2010.
 
The teaching of Raglai epics at Khanh Vinh Minority Ethnic Boarding School has been paused after the 2013-2014 school year due to lack of funds. 
 
Khanh Hoa is rich in traditional art forms; however, they have gradually fallen into oblivion. In order to preserve and promote the value of these unique traditional art forms, it is necessary to increasing the students’ interest in the traditional art forms through incorporating them into the schools’ program.
 
Reportedly, the Faculty of Arts of Khanh Hoa University has finished building up the project to include the teaching of traditional art forms into the school’s curriculum. In order for the project to promote its effectiveness, it requires support from the provincial Department of Culture and Sports and Department of Education and Training.
 
After being inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Culture and Sports issued a province-wide plan to preserve and promote the value of the art of Bài Chòi. Accordingly, apart from widely holding training courses and issuing documents, the provincial Cultural Center is going to associate with the educational units to carry out the Bài Chòi programs at the schools. These programs are scheduled to be organized in October 2018.
 
Giang Đinh
Translated by H.N