January 9 – 15: Classic Ballet Performance: “The Nutcracker”

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



Happiness Concert 2017

8 pm, January 11

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Come along to the Happiness Concert 2017 at the Hanoi Opera House

Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

Violin Soloist: Bui Cong Duy and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at the Hanoi Opera House or can be booked online at ticketvn.com.

Classic Ballet Performance: “The Nutcracker”

8 pm, January 15

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Artistic Director: PhD. People’s Artist Phạm Anh Phuong

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer: Philippe Cohen

Performers include, dancers of VNOB and Students from Dance Department – Military University of Culture and Arts.

Ticket prices: 300,000 – 500,000 – 700,000 VND. All tickets available at the Hanoi Opera House or can be booked online at ticketvn.com.


Painting Exhibition “Year of the Rooster 2017” by Van Duong Thanh

Atelier White Lotus

C29, 210 Nghi Tam lane, Hanoi

Recently, painter Van Duong Thanh opened the painting exhibition “Year of Rooster 2017” at her studio to bring art closer to the public. Here art lovers can enjoy her paintings and works in progress, talk with the painter and even try their hand at painting.

With 50 lacquer, oil and acrylic paintings sized 2.5m, she draws on the architecture, atmosphere and her impression of an ancient Thang Long then and the vibrant Hanoi today. Visitors can easily recognize the architectural patterns from Tran Temple, But Thap pagoda, Hoa Ma Temple and Hang Trong paintings and Dong Ho paintings in her artworks.

Free entry

Exhibition “Rising from Broken”

Korean Cultural Centre

49 Nguyen Du, Hanoi

This is an exhibition of 21 self-portraits of 21 women, painted by the women themselves. All of the female subjects were victims of human trafficking, physical violence or rape and are still grappling with trauma. Sad eyes, broad smiles, and dark colour in the paintings, depict the feelings, confessions and personal stories of each individual.

Exhibition “Patterns of Dai Viet”

Hanoi old quarter cultural exchange center (3rd floor)

50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

“Hoa văn Đại Việt” is a community fundraising project which uses vector technology to draw ancient patterns of Vietnam. The project was conducted by the Đại Việt Cổ Phong group and Comicola.

The vector sets of patterns will be used for traditional costumes, architecture, painting and illustration.



Concert with LaBrassBanda

8 pm, January 11


3A Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

With its trademark mixture of Bavarian folk music and ska punk, this band will make you want to dance.

The band from Bavaria can be both heard and seen. The texts in Bavarian dialect are hardly understood outside of Bavaria, but that doesn’t matter. They enter the stage barefoot, in Lederhosen.

Anyone who attends a LaBrassBanda concert has to be open and eager to discover something new, says frontman Stefan Dettl.


Exhibition “The Three-Cornered World”

Galerie Quynh

Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City

“The Three-Cornered World”, a novella by influential Japanese writer Natsume Soseki, tells the story of an unnamed artist sojourning in a near-deserted hot-spring resort. Carrying nothing but paper and paint, the artist seeks refuge in art and haiku amidst the remoteness of the mountainous region, driven away from the society of man by the turbulence of war

With these thoughts in mind, for our annual year-end hanging, the organizer presents a selection of hopeful, contemplative artworks by Ha Manh Thang, Sandrine Llouquet, Christine Nguyen, Nguyen Huy An, Tran Van Thao. May 2017 be a year of more critical inquiry and passionate debate about our common humanity.

Art Exhibition “Life Is a Game”


69 Ngo Tat To, Binh Thanh District

An art exhibition showcasing brand new collections by Nguyen Da Quyen (Mixed Media, Acrylic) and Christopher Skouenborg (Photography) on the theme “Games of Childhood” through different means of art, including mixed media and photography.

Exhibition “The Prolonged Interventions” by Le Phi Long

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

This exhibition features photographs and an installation by Le Phi Long, accompanied by a video documentary directed by Le Phi Long, commissioned and produced by Madeleine Cao—founder of the social enterprise OpenM Corp.