A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production
6pm on February 144 and 15
Vietnam Tuong Theatre
51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district
Lang Toi (My Village) is 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 1,150,000
Southeast Asia tour of Kreuser/Cailleau
8pm, February 16
Young HIT Young Beat Academy of Art
2nd floor, Mipec Riverside, 2 Long Bien street, Long Bien district
You are invited to a music night of Kreuser/Cailleau duo, featuring French experimental filmmaker Guillaume Cailleau and German composer, performer and sound artist Timo Kreuser.
The show will offer the visitor/spectator a chance to discover, from their own perspective or angle of approach, the random creations of an analog DJ/VJ installation obtained by the mechanical combination of turntables.
Flying Pieces of Silk
12 Hoa Ma street, Hai Ba Trung district
This exhibition features works by students majoring in Silk Arts at Vietnam Fine Arts University. The event not only boasts painting traditional silk materials of young generation of artists but also marks their start in their journey of art.
Exhibition “The Foliage 3”
December 20, 2019 – February 23, 2020 (Tuesday – Sunday), 10 am – 8 pm
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City
72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District
The exhibition brings together young and talented Vietnamese and international artists: Quynh Lam, Phan Ah, Nguyen Van Du, Nguyen Dinh Phuong, Luong Trinh and Tristan Jalleh (Australia), the duo Caleb Stein & Andrea Orejarena (Colombia).
Continuing to support diverse creative activities, “Foliage 3” introduces the public to more than 50 artworks of various art languages: painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and concept, a daring experiment in medium and expressions of promising artists.
Exhibition: “Green river, blue mountain”
24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district
You are invited to an exhibition – installation “Nuoc xanh non biec” (Green river, blue mountain) by visual artist Le Giang, the winner of the resident artist program “Tuong ho” Villa Saigon 2019.
The exhibition is an attempt by the Hanoi-based artist 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.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture
6pm on February 10 and 11
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
‘Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture’ features a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.
The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.
Price range: VND700,000 - VND1,150,000