MRISA Arts Festival inspires creativity and collaboration


From the 3rd to the 5th of May, UNIS Hanoi hosted seven different schools across Southeast Asia for the MRISA Arts Festival.

In the midst of fun and creative workshops, The Flame was able to interview a few of the students and ask them about their experience at the festival. When asked why they decided to participate in MRISA Arts festival, one Grade 10 student, Kyeok Kyun from Northbridge International School Cambodia (NISC) said, “I like music and dance.”

Another grade 10 UNIS Hanoi student, Elena Zabidi said, “I have always liked Arts and I thought this would be a great opportunity to improve my art skills and have fun.” While Zabidi joined MRISA Arts to improve her art skills, a Grade 11 student from NISC, Yujiin Choi, participated in order to make new friends and visit Hanoi. “I wanted to visit Hanoi and it is really nice here. There are many activities and workshops. Also, I get to meet new people and make new friends,” said Choi.

All of these students were involved in various workshops throughout the three day Arts Festival, where they get to play different instruments, create their own social message with Graffiti art, design their own t-shirt with a variety of artistic techniques, come up with a sequence of steps, movements and noises from consumed products and learn the real skill of “stomp,” to name a few.

When asked what they have learnt out of this experience, one Grade 10 student from International School Phnom Penh (ISPP), Dhania Kamayana said that one needs to truly make the effort to interact with new people. “I have learnt that one needs to be outgoing and sociable in order to make new friends,” said Kamayana.

However, it was not an easy day for some of these students as one Grade 6 student, Julie Koren, from UNIS Hanoi complained about the scorching sun and how she had to be out there working on her graffiti art for nearly 90 minutes. Though, at the end of the day it is the experience that truly counts as she recalls the new techniques and art skills she learnt out of the workshop.

Photos taken by the Media Hub Team which includes Donna Bracewell, Anushka Shankar, Shefali Satpathy, Jonas Fiebrantz, Trung Tran

Overall, this has been a great experience for all of the students who participated!

Below is a short video on the MRISA Arts Festival created by the Media Hub team.


For more information, visit the website on MRISA Arts Festival created by the Media Hub Team: