A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from October 7 through 13.
The Quintessence of Tonkin
7pm on September 17, 19, 21
Baara Land Culture and Entertainment Complex
Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District,
Drawing inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda, the 60-minute live spectacle tells the story of the pagoda founded 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: VND800,000 - VND900,000 - VND1,200,000
Water puppet shows
2:15pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, and 9:15pm
Thang Long water puppet theatre
57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street,
Tickets: VND100,000 - VND60,000
Photo Exhibition “Days in the Sun”
Matca Space for Photography
48 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District,
This is a documentary photo exhibition on the remarkable life of Nguyen Van Chanh, the owner of the famous Luminor Photo photography stores in the North of Vietnam during the French colonial period.
IN SITU – An Exhibition by Six
Manzi Exhibition Space
2 Hang Bun lane, Hanoi
As suggested by the name ‘In Situ’ – a Latin phrase meaning ‘in the original place’, ‘appropriate position’, or ‘natural arrangement’ – the exhibition not only showcases the latest artworks dedicated to Manzi by Nguyen Phi Phi Oanh, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Tren Nam, Nguyen Duc Phuong and Nguyan Minh Thanh, but also serves as the grand opening for Manzi’s new exhibition space.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture
6pm on October 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
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
Exhibitions “Necessary Fictions” & “Broken Relationships”
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,
The Factory is delighted to invite you to the opening of 2 new exhibitions: ‘Necessary Fictions’ by Tammy Nguyen and Ha Ninh Pham; along with ‘Broken Relationships’ by Nguyen Ngoc Thach.
For adults: VND50,000
For students: VND40,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)