MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
Hanoi-Calligraphy festival honours morality
Until Feb 5
Featuring exhibition of calligraphic works, food, folk games, traditional music performances and a handicraft fair showcasing products made from silk, lacquer, pottery, rattan and ornamental plants.
Visitors to the festival can enjoy calligraphic works at an exhibition entitled Thanh Duc (Forming Morality) by 52 calligraphers.
Hanoi-‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production
Jan 20 and 21, 6pm
Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
A delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach.
Farming, building activities, traditional games, and the lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated through ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, as well as rhythmic dancing, performed with distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.
Ticket prices: VND 700,000- VND 1,050,000
HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production
Jan 20, 6:00 pm,
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Featuring optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.
Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.
Price range: VND700,000 - VND1,150,000 – VND1,600,000
Hanoi- “Ao Dai and Flowers” exhibition
The Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi will play host to an exhibition titled “Ao Dai and Flowers” and will provide a unique Tet cultural space for lovers of flowers and Ao Dai, the nation’s national outfit.
Featuring works from renowned artist Lan Huong, in addition to international flower artisan Nguyen Manh Hung.
The event will also put on display Ao Dai from the 1960s, including outfits that feature patterns of Hanoi’s rural gates, Dong Ho folk paintings, and flowers from all four seasons.
A total of six Ao Dai collections made from flower by artisan Nguyen Manh Hung are to be introduced to audiences during the occasion.
Hanoi- Spring 2020 Collection
Hanoi Studio Gallery, 13 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
Featuring artworks by 13 painters and sculptors: Vu Dinh Tuan, Mai Xuan Oanh, Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong, Pham Thai Binh, Nguyen Tran Cuong, Nguyen Dinh Vu, Tran Van An, Nguyen The Hung, Do Hiep, Nguyen Quoc Trung, Vu Binh Minh, Doan Van Toi, and Nguyen Tuan Dung.
Hanoi-Exhibition: “Green river, blue mountain”
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
Featuring visual artist Le Giang, the winner of the resident artist program “Tuong ho” Villa Saigon 2019.
Following her works during a three-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), based on the archives of an international colonial exhibition chain that took place from 1906 to 1931 in France, Le Giang extracted images of Vietnam colonial period created in French popular culture. In the process of examining these historical documents, she turned her query gaze into the shared past between the two countries. The “Green river, blue mountain” exhibition is an attempt by Le Giang to identify painful obstacles in dealing with a region of conflicting memories, as well as the need to face the myths about Indochina in the current Vietnam context.
Hue City-Exhibition spotlights Japanese installation art
Until Jan 31
Featuring unique contemporary art works created by Ono, who was inspired by the avant-garde Metabolism movement that emerged during 1950s – 1970s.
Ono is a young and global artist. In recent 10 years, she has engaged in nearly 70 exhibitions, and received global prestigious prizes.
A wide range of activities are taking place in the framework of the exhibition, including a programme to educate children on environmental protection, soft skills, English communication skills, and an art discussion.
HCMC-Exhibition “Singing to the Choir?” & “Silent Intimacy”
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di street, Thao Dien ward, District 2
Two new exhibitions: ‘Singing to the Choir?’, a group exhibition by Phan Anh, Tran Minh Duc, and Ngoc Nau; along with ‘Silent Intimacy’, a solo exhibition by Dang Thuy Anh.
Works on display at the ‘Singing to the choir?’ exhibition present the artists’ reflections on humanity’s demonstrated attachment of purpose to an intangible realm justifying the meaning of life.
Meanwhile, ’Silent Intimacy’ is Dang Thuy Anh’s first solo exhibition in her artistic endeavor with apple snails, contemplatively dubbed with the impact of urbanization on human life.
Tickets: VND50,000/ adult; VND40,000/student (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)