Hanoi- ‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production
July 24, 25, 27, 28, 6pm
Vietnam Tuong Theatre, 51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district
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, the building activities, traditional games, and lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.
Hanoi- Limited Edition Tradition 4 – Live World Music Jul 26, 8.30 pm
Hanoi- Maestoso Chamber Music Concert Series No. 1 “Pastoral”
July 24, 8pm
The Grand Concert Hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District
The concert opens with the Piano Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello by the great composer Mozart.
A highlight of the Pastoral Concert will be the premiere of a Suite of folk songs written by Nguyen Thuy Loan for two pianos, performed to Vietnamese public for the first time.
The show ends with a masterpiece for a piano quintet (piano & a string quartet) by Antonin Dvorak with a Czech folk spirit.
Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 600,000
Hanoi-Live Performance “Bamboo Talk”
July 27 and 28, 7pm
Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District
A whole evening of creative performances accompanied by music played on instruments made entirely of bamboo – the inspiration for every high-end show in Vietnam.
HCMC-Opera “Der Freischütz – Hunters Pride”
July 28 and 29, 8pm HCMC-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture
Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “The Eye of Istanbul” by Ara Güler Opening: Jul 21, 9.30 am
Exhibition: Jul 21 – Aug 21
Leica Boutique Hanoi, 14 Ngo Quyen Street
Hanoi-Exhibition “The Tropical”
VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District
Works on display at the exhibition include 39 multi-colour paintings by five artists: Nguyen Thanh Hai, Pham Sinh, Tao Linh, Nguyen Manh Quynh, and Luu Vu Long.
Hanoi-Exhibition “The Best of Environment and Culture”
nanoco gallery, 83 Lang street
Hanoi-Exhibition “Summer” by Bui Trong Du
Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District
An exhibition by Bui Trong Du – the artist behind many impressive oil-on-canvas works of delicate simplicity with a strong identity of Vietnamese folk art.
With a theme of “Summer”, the exhibition will shape a unique experience for each visitor through the artist’s passion for lotus flowers.
Hanoi- Showcase “The Age after Divinity” by Nguyen Manh Hung
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh district
Depicting activities and events of daily life in an absurd world, this series of oil and water colour paintings by Hanoi-born surrealist, Nguyen Manh Hung, presents immersive environments with droll juxtapositions that cleverly allude to cultural realities, social conflicts, the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility in Vietnam today.
Focusing on the visual relationships of disjointed elements and unusual scales, with “The Age after Divinity”, Hung has conveyed his wry sense of humour and boldly brought audiences to a world in which everything is made bare through his biting irony.
HCMC- Exhibition “King” by Pham Thanh Toan
Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
Featuring of a bold batch of primarily over-sized canvases with several of the works themselves being quadriptychs and pentaptychs. The effect of such large paintings, often done in luxuriantly thick layers of imported oils, is immediate and visceral.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 12 to 5 pm; and by appointment
HCMC- Exhibition “ELLIPSIS”
Toong Minh Khai, 126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str, District 3
Introducing works by four artists: Danny Bach, Minh Pham, Dat Vu and Cietisoo Nguyen, to connect and share our personal approaches to photography and image-making with the creative community.
HCMC- Exhibition “Gang of Five Chancing Modern”
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
Curated by Le thuan Uyen, the exhibition surveys over three decades of artistic practices, by five of the most important figures in the art scene of North Vietnam: Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh.
Featuring nearly forty paintings and numerous original historical materials (including reviews and interviews, archival images, exhibition guest books, two short film documentaries, and a timeline tracking the conception, development, and reunion of the Gang of Five, this is one of the few retrospective exhibitions staged in Vietnam that thoroughly documents the lives and preoccupations of local artists (and/or artist groups) of the 20th century.
For adults: VND 35,000
For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)
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