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 May 20, 21, 22, 24, 25
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 "PURE GOLD - Upcycled! Upgraded!"
6 Nguyen Hoang / 28 Tran Binh, My Dinh 2,
The exhibition showcases 76 recycle exhibits exploring different approaches to using trash to create valuable products.
The materials used in the presented examples are nearly all easily available anywhere and more or less “free” – and yet they are often seen as trash with little value.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture
6:00 pm, May 13, 14, 16, 18 and 19
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: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000
Exhibition “Serpents’ Tails” by UuDam Tran Nguyen
118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1
This is a solo exhibition by UuDam Tran Nguyen on the industrial activities that wreak environmental imbalance and destruction.
Exhibition “Dew Drips, Smog Seeps: Sculptural Lament Collection”
6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2,
This is a sculptural collection by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thuy Hang which seeks to emphasise the instances and spontaneity in life.