Events in Hanoi & HCM City on June 10-16

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on June 10-16.

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

The Quintessence of Tonkin

7pm on June 11, 13, 15

Baara Land Entertainment Complex

Da Phuc hamlet, Sai Son commune, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi

Drawing inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda, the 60-minute live spectacle also tells the story of the pagoda's founding by the venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh and the history of the ancient Thang Long royal palace.

Arranged on an interactive stage with the support of state-of-the-art technology and a stunning setting, the show features an array of traditional art forms and ritual practices from the northern delta, including Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), folklore melodies, Quan Ho (love duet singing), Hau Dong (mediumship ritual), and water puppetry.

Ticket prices: VND 800,000- VND 900,000 – VND1,200,000

EXHIBITION

Installation Exhibition “Deo cay giua duong” by Yen Nang

VICAS Art Studio

32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District,

On showcase is an installation work using pebbles by artist Yen Nang who is always interested in works of art of a “fleeting” nature, considering the process of creating the work more important than the result (with many newly-finished works removed right after).

HO CHI MINH CITY

 

PERFORMANCE

A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, every day from Monday to Friday

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

Exhibition “Dew Drips, Smog Seeps: Sculptural Lament Collection”

Vin Gallery

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.

Hang is one of the rare female artists in Vietnam who has made marks in both literature and visual arts, constantly shifting between the duality of these worlds.

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Other News

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MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

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