Update news Idecaf

Free screening of French short animation films at IDECAF

The French Institute in HCM City will introduce Panam Anim 2020, the International Festival of Animation Schools, at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) on October 24.

French pianist to perform works for the left hand

French pianist Maxime Zecchini will play works for the left hand in a piano recital at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in HCM City on February 23.

French singer The Rodeo to perform at IDECAF

French musician and singer Dorothée Hannequin, aka The Rodeo, and her team members will offer a special performance at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in HCM City on February 22.

Theatres put on array of dramatic performances during Tet

Drama enthusiasts in HCM City have never had it so good. With eight new plays staged by seven theatres running two shows per day during the Lunar New Year or Tet festival, they are spoiled for choice.

IDECAF to screen 5 French films

VietNamNet Bridge – Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie, a movie version of the favourite French animated series created by Olivier Jean-Marie, will be part of the monthly film screening programme

Drama spotlighting reality of gay life released in Saigon

Drama spotlights reality of gay life; Hanoi hosts Korean ginseng festival; French film festival to feature Hanoi inner-city life; Long wins photo gold in Spain; HCM City readies for int'l dance fest; Leading researcher of Ba Na culture passes away

French ballet troupe to perform at Idecaf

 The French Institute in Vietnam and Idecaf will present a new contemporary ballet performance named “Your Ghost is Not Enough” by the French dance group Kubilai Khan Investigations on September 26 at Idecaf.

US classical musicians to entertain

Five young artists and conductor Clay Couturiaux from the in the US and the HBSO Symphony Orchestra will perform at a monthly music programme at the Opera House tonight.

Gabriel Bianco plays guitar at Idecaf

 VietNamNet Bridge – The French Institute in Vietnam and Idecaf will hold a guitar recital of Gabriel Bianco at Idecaf on May 22 at 8 p.m.

Kyo York releases MV in commemoration of Trinh Cong Son

American singer Kyo York has released a music video called Ha Trang (white autumn), a well-known song by the late music composer Trinh Cong Son, on Youtube in commemoration of Son’s upcoming death anniversary.

HCM City private theatre troupes confront hard times

VietNamNet Bridge – Faced with financial difficulties, experienced private theatre troupes in HCM City are struggling, according to industry insiders.  

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 20/2

 Beauties gear up for Miss Ocean Vietnam;  8th HTV Awards 2014 opens for vote; Vietnamese painters solo exhibition debuts in Paris; Ha Giang’s Tran Dynasty antiques recognized as national treasures

Art & Entertainment Headlines January 3

 Piano recital with Edna Stern; Visual artist displays latest installations; IDECAF to screen comedies; US$1.8 million earmarked for Cat Tien relic preservation; House music legend prepares to hit the decks

Mekong Artists to ring three times in southern hub

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mekong Artists Corp has announced the launch of a weekly cai luong (reformed opera) show starting next month at Ho Chi Minh City's Institute for Cultural Exchange with France, or IDECAF.

Musical drama enraptures kids

 VietNamNet Bridge – Entertainers of HCM City's leading drama troupe, IDECAF, believe that both young and old alike can enjoy musical dramas created for children.

Lo’Jo band to hold two concerts in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The French band, Lo’Jo, will perform at HCM City’s Institute for Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) on June 25 and Hanoi’s French Cultural Centre L' Espace on June 27.

Charles Pasi brings jazz-rock to town

 VietNamNet Bridge – A jazz-rock concert featuring French maestro Charles Pasi takes place at Idecaf (31 Thai Van Lung St., District 1) at 8 p.m. on June 11.


 Full-day activities dedicated to handmade skills; Art exchange connects Vietnam and RoK; Decibel Lounge to screen Oscar-winning Amour; Institute presents concert by Senegalese band


 Bookworm to host early Tet Festival on Sunday; Talk to offer tips for enjoying ‘spa at home'; Cycling event to benefit wildlife conservation; Performance to raise funds for orphanage


 Shwaas band rocks Da Nang; Test your skills with the Ha Noi Pub Quizzers; Improve your Vietnamese with classes at Puku; VietClimb Gym to build bouldering team; Experimental music show to hit HCM City