VietNamNet introduces a selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 15 to 21.
‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production
6pm, July 16, 17, 19 and 20
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, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.
Ticket prices: VND700,000- VND 1,600,000
VICAS Art Studio
32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
You are invited to the group exhibition “Cloud” by Vu Bình Minh, Nguyen Doan Ninh, Nguyen Van Chung, Nguyen Quang Hoan, Trinh Minh Duc, Nguyen Ngoc Liem and Luu Cuong.
Exhibition “Plastic Planet”
June 21– August 18 (Tuesday – Sunday), 10 am – 8 pm
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan District
Six giant artworks on display bring to the community the message of mindful use of plastic and limiting the negative effect it has to the environment.
Participating artists have meticulously and elaborately built 6 installations, sculptures, and interaction works named: Ocean; Field; Tornado; Shelter; Secret box; Family. The works are made from used plastic products such as straws, nylon, water bottles, household appliances. All create a world of colourful plastic art, but also a prompt reminder of the real world where plastic is omnipresent: in nature, in daily life, on the body, in life of all creatures including humans.
HO CHI MINH CITY
A O Show by Lune Production
6:00 pm, from July 15 to 19
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 “Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)”
June 13 – July 27, 10 am – 7 pm (Tue – Sat)
6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC
Yohei Yama returns to Vin Gallery with his second solo with the gallery, four years after “The Power of Semiosis” (2015). Yama derives his works from nature, spinning the waves of the cosmos and webbing together the rhythm of natural forces. His oeuvre is distinguishable by its repetition and layering of lines, colour, pattern and more often than not creating optical effects that swell and vibrate.
“Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)” envisions the universe and it’s life-cycles where the future becomes the present and the present becomes the past.