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 26 - 27
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate fusion 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 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: Korean Ottchil Art 2019
VICAS Art Studio
32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
The exhibition presents 47 ottchil (Korean lacquer) artworks by 15 Korean contemporary artists.
The exhibition offers our colleagues, artists and audience in Vietnam with a more profound understanding of ottchil art, and insights on the approaches and methods that generation of artists in Korea have been preserving.
HO CHI MINH CITY
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 “Interface” by Oanh Phi Phi
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC
You are invited to ‘Interface’, the first solo show by Oanh Phi Phi in Ho Chi Minh City.
The art of Oanh Phi Phi is primarily a relationship between sơn mài (lacquer), light and movement. In her works, Oanh Phi Phi seeks to challenge the assumption of form, capacity and definition of lacquer, preferring to argue its immersive (as opposed to optical/decorative) powers.
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.
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.
Exhibition “Serpents’ Tails” by UuDam Tran Nguyen
118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1
The exhibition comprises a three-channel video, sculpture, photographs, and an immersive installation of motorbikes whose exhaust systems inflate, feed, and give flight to tubular “serpents” sewn together from disposable plastic bags.