Keeping standards of 'hau dong' ritual on stage

Keeping standards of 'hau dong' ritual on stage

NDO – 'Hau dong' or 'len dong' (spirit mediumship) is one of three main rituals in the ‘Practices Related to Viet Beliefs in the Mother Goddesses in Three Realms’ which has been inscribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritages of humanity. However, there is misunderstanding about the hau dong ritual, requiring artisans and folklore cultural researchers to find solutions.  (Apr 03, 2017)


Wave of investment in fine arts begins at Chon Auction House

  Mar 24, 2017
NDO - Painting auctions and the art trade in general are not new to Vietnam and are definitely not something unfamiliar to the world. But a professional auction session at the Chon Auction House attracting many painting collectors and tycoons was the first of its kind in Vietnam. 

Free screenings of Golden Kite Award-nominated films

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO—Nineteen Golden Kite Award-nominated films will be screened for free at five cinemas in Ho Chi Minh City from April 3-7. 

Multi-coloured 3D exhibition opens in Hanoi

  Mar 19, 2017
NDO—An exhibition featuring a “3D World” themed “Discovering 3D, Passion for Creativity” opened in Hanoi on March 18.  

Belgian singer Axelle Red to perform in Vietnam

  Mar 17, 2017
NDO – Belgian singer-songwriter Axelle Red will perform in Vietnam from March 10 to 20, as part of an across-Asia tour to promote her new album. 

Vietnamese movie wins awards in Hong Kong

  Mar 16, 2017
NDO/VNA – 'Vo ba' (The Third Wife), a Vietnamese film directed by Nguyen Phuong Anh and produced by Tran Bich Ngoc, won the post-production and Hong Kong to Cannes awards at the 15th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), which took place in Hong Kong (China) from March 13-15.  

Spring Book Festival 2017 kicks off

  Mar 16, 2017
NDO—The Spring Book Festival 2017, themed “Small Book, Big Mind,” kicked off on March 15 at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum at 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street in Hanoi. 

Free concert features German pianist, Vietnamese violinist

  Mar 15, 2017
NDO/VNA—German pianist Hinrich Alpers and Vietnamese violinist Bui Cong Duy will present a free concert in HCM City on March 16. 

Vietnam’ charm- Europe association introduced in Paris

  Mar 14, 2017
NDO—The Vietnam’s Charm–Europe association has held a ceremony in Paris’ 13th Arrondissement to officially introduce itself to Vietnamese expatriates in France. 

Kong: Skull Island smashes Vietnam’s box office of all time

  Mar 12, 2017
NDO/VNA – The US blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” has set a new record in box office revenues in Vietnam after snagging VND18.2 billion (US$798,200) from the opening day on March 10 and early screenings on March 9 night.  

Cultural activities to celebrate 25th anniversary of Vietnam-ROK relations

  Mar 10, 2017
NDO—An arts programme entitled “The Republic of Korea (ROK)–Vietnam Night” will be held in Da Nang on March 10 and the ROK Cultural Days in Hoi An, Quang Nam province will take place from March 11-12, in celebration of 25th anniversary of Vietnam-ROK relations.  

Activities to mark International Francophonie Day

  Mar 10, 2017
NDO/VNA—Various activities will be held in Vietnam to celebrate International Francophonie Day (March 20), said Director of the Asia-Pacific office of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Eric-Normand Thibeault on March 9.  

“Kong: Skull Island” director to be Vietnam’s tourism ambassador

  Mar 10, 2017
NDO/VNA - Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts, director of the latest Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” has been appointed as tourism ambassador of Vietnam in the 2017-2020 tenure. 

German pianist Boris Schönleber to perform in Vietnam

  Mar 10, 2017
NDO - German pianist Boris Schönleber will return to Vietnam for performances from March 12 – 19. 

Hanoi to exhibit 12,000 cherry blossom branches

  Mar 09, 2017
NDO – The organising board of the Japanese cherry blossom exhibition has announced that it will feature an additional 5,000 cherry blossom branches, raising the total number to 12,000 cherry blossom branches instead of 7,000 branches as originally planned.