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, November 11, 12
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien 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, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.
Ticket prices: VND 700,000- VND 1,050,000
Exhibition “7 Years: A Metamorphosis”
9 am – 5 pm, October 29, 2019 – January 16 2020
Room A4703, Building Keangnam A, Duong Dinh Nghe street, Nam Tu Liem district
The exhibition presents the most up-to-date works of our seven distinguished Vietnamese artists: Ly Tran Quynh Giang, Lai Dieu Ha, Nguyen Son, Nguyen Truc, Nguyen Trung, Tulip Duong and Do Hoang Tuong.
The exhibition marks the seven-year-long period of development and transformation in the artists’ career trajectories and CUC gallery since its first exhibition opening in 2012.
Exhibition “Land of Leisure” by Le Phi Long
4 pm – 6 pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district
You are invited to ‘Land of Leisure’ – a solo exhibition by Le Phi Long, one of the most promising visual artists in Vietnam.
‘Land of Leisure’ is part of Le Phi Long’s research project on Indochina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Taking place at both of Manzi’s spaces, the exhibition features a site-specific installation and a series of paintings created from old archival photos and drawings of wildlife hunting activities in Da Lat during the colonial period.
Exhibition Art In The Forest 2019
Flamingo Dai Lai Resort
Ngoc Thanh ward, Phuc Yen district, Vinh Phuc province
After over three months of launching a creation campaign with the participation of 17 Vietnamese and international artists, 68 lacquer and sculpture works were introduced in the green space of Dai Lai pine forest.
In addition to familiar faces from the previous exhibitions such as Mukhai Katsumi (Japan), Dam Dang Lai, Le Lang Luong and Vu Hong Nguyen (Vietnam), this year’s programme attracted numerous famous artists from many other countries, including Ariel Moscovici (France), Daniel Perez (Spain), Floyd Elzinga (Canada), Sha Sha Higby (the US), and Jang Jin-su (the Republic of Korea).
HO CHI MINH CITY
A O Show by Lune Production
6:00 pm, November 11, 12, 13, 14
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
The A O Show features 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: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000
Exhibition “Singing to the Choir?” & “Silent Intimacy”
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di street, Thao Dien ward, District 2
You are invited to 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.
For adults: VND 50,000
For students: VND 40,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)