November 28 – December 4: Performances by Russian Ballet Company in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Performance of The Nutcracker by Russian ballet company Talarium et Lux

8pm on December 3

Vietnam National Convention Centre

The classic must-see ballet The Nutcracker is the most anticipated of the Christmas season. The performance by renowned ballet dancers from Russian ballet theatre Talarium et Lux (Ballet and Night) is running for only one night at the Vietnam National Convention Centre in My Dinh.

Ticket: VND6,000,000 (VVIP)—VND4,000,000 (VIP)—VND3,500,000—VND3,000,000—VND2,500,000—VND2,000,000—VND1,500,000

Performances by saxophonist Quyen Van Minh

8pm every night

Binh Minh Jazz Club

1 Trang Tien Street (behind the Hanoi Opera House), Hoan Kiem District,

Performances by renowned saxophonist Quyen Van Minh.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Legendary Animals in Vietnam”

Hanoi Museum

Pham Hung Street, Nam Tu Liem District

Legendary animals are created by man and used as cultural symbols to express ideas and spiritual or religious beliefs. They appear in mythology and are expressed in visual arts.

Vietnam’s visual arts make use of many legendary animals based on those of others cultures and widely used to reflect the country’s religious and ethnic culture.

Exhibition “Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japan”

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District

The exhibition will introduce works by 35 artists active at seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan. They differ in orientation, including some who carry on long traditions of pottery production while pursuing ever-richer standards in their craft and others who seek to create individualistic works exploring new forms.

Exhibition “From Sri Lanka to Myanmar” by Sam Murdock

Clickspace

No. 15, Lane 76, To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District

An art show of prints, some paintings and original ink drawings developed from sketchbooks following a jaunt around the mystical lands of Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Electro-Rock with GRAND BLANC

8pm on December 1

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

5 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2

“Grand Blanc” is a French electro-rock band from Metz. The French lyrics, affected by a new music wave and written by Camille and Benoit embody a dark pop.

Ticket: VND350,000—VND 250,000 (for students or members of the IDECAF)

Performance of Ballet Swan Lake

8pm on December 1

Hoa Binh Theatre

240 Ba Thang Hai Street, District 10

Classical ballet Swan Lake will be presented by the Russian ballet theatre Talarium et Lux (Ballet and Night).

Ticket: VND4,000,000 (VIP)—VND3,500,000—VND3,000,000—VND2,500,000—VND2,000,000—VND1,500,000

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “The Sky of Fame” by artist Quach Bac

Craig Thomas Gallery

27I Tran Nhat Duat Street, District 1

This solo exhibition features oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Quach Bac, a talented young visual artist who brings a critical eye and a mature perspective to his work in spite of his relative youth (b. 1988).

Exhibition “Graphic Design and Typography”

Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House

27 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1

The most interesting designs that the world of script and graphic design have to offer will be displayed at this exhibition.

This exhibition is directed especially at professionals and students working in the fields of graphic design, advertisement, marketing, communication, multimedia, publishing and education and to everyone else interested in typography and design.