April 23-29: Subscription Concert Vol. 109 in Hanoi

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NDO— A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events that will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

6 pm, April 25 and 27

Vietnam Tuong Theatre

51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district

Lang Toi (My Village) is 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.

Ticket prices: VND 630,000- VND 1,050,000

Subscription Concert Vol. 109

8 pm, April 27

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the Subscription Concert Vol.109 with the performances of by piano Soloist: Henri Sigfridsson and artists from the the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor: Wong Kah Chun

Programme:

J. Brahms: Concerto Piano no.2, op.83, in B flat major

Interval

V. Kalinnikov: Symphony No.1, in G minor

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 500,000

EXHIBITION

Multimedia Exhibition “Light and Life” by Alexandre Dang

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang Sstreet (for cars) | 28 Tran Binh Sstreet (for bikes), Nam Tu Liem district

You are invited to a multimedia exhibition “Light and Life” by Alexandre Dang, a French visual artist. The wWorks on display offer poetry to the public and invites his the audiences to discover new perceptions linked with topics like such as energy, movement, and the environment.

Exhibition “Happy Zone” by Do Thuy Hang

Dong Phong Art Gallery

03 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District

Come to the painting exhibition “Happy Zone” by Do Thuy Hang to explore her journey to in search for of a “happy zone” where she can finally ‘touch’ the essence of the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Exhibition “Rubbish of the Spring 2018″

Vicas Art Studio

32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

After the Lunar New Year festival, peach blossom branches were thrown away and became trash. Four artists reused them as the main materials to create four critical artworks which implies imply how people can have a more positive attitude towards their ecological and social environment.

The “Rubbish of the Spring 2018″ exhibition displays four installation artworks:’ The Whale’ by Pham Thi Hong Sam, ‘Seed and Sprout’ by Ha Huy Muoi, ‘Missing the Woods’ by Le Duc Hung and ‘The Society’ by Yen Nang

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

The Mist by Lune Production

6:00 pm, April 23

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The Mist tells the story of Southern Vietnamese farming life, expressed through neo-classic and contemporary dance performed by skilled artists.

Using rice cultivation as a metaphor to appreciate the farmers’ dedication, from the misty dawn in the fields and the hardship and will power to rise up from the humble muddy soil and brace storms, until the moment they arrive joyously like shining pearls at harvest.

The Mist is an hour of emotions, with a myriad of ups and downs, painted by sensational live music, splendid visuals, and colorful lighting effects.

Ticket prices: VND630,000 – VND1,050,000- VND1,470,000

A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm every day, except Monday and Sunday

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” by Tuan Mami

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

The exhibition is Hanoi-based artist Tuan Mami’s first-ever solo show in Ho Chi Minh City.

The project is inspired by the ancient Muong epic ‘De Dat De Nuoc’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which emerges a belief that there is spirituality in all beings, that the creation of the world is constantly in a state of chaos where humans struggle to cohabit harmoniously with other creatures, and especially with themselves.

Tickets: VND35,000 - VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) - free for children under 16 (with appropriate ID)

Exhibition “8♡” by Truc-Anh

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, District 1

For his third solo exhibition at the gallery, Truc-Anh tells a complex and nuanced story of transformation and awakening.

The title of the show exemplifies these dynamics, as a reference to the video games of Truc-Anh’s childhood, while also alluding to metaphysical dimensions.

In particular, the symmetrical number eight – representing a perfect loop and infinity – appears in many of the works, while references to rebirth, healing and impermanence interspersed with images of the ego, vanity and conceit are also prevalent.