September 17-23: Play: “Saigon” by Caroline Guiela Nguyen in HCMC

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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, September 21 and 22

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

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Infinity of Mirror”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition is expected to be a unique experience, giving audiences a chance to enjoy calligraphic artworks by Christian Hadengue and paintings by Le Thua Tien, with music composed by Mark Lockett played in the background and accompanied by Hubert Haddad’s poems.

The exhibition is a meeting between artists who have adopted a language naturally ‘out of step’ with their cultural backgrounds (Western and Asian).

Exhibition “Surreality / Reality”

VICAS Art Studio

32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

You are invited to the “Surreality / Reality” exhibition by Le Nguyen Manh, Pham Huy Thong, Nguyen Doan Ninh, Vu Muoi, Nguyen Vinh Trung and Phuong Vu Manh.

This is a special exhibition by Vietnamese artists whose art practices follow the surrealistic style.

Exhibition “Colours of Life”

Vietnamese Women’s Museum

36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi

The Exhibition “Colours of Life” by Photographer Le Bich will be organized at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in cooperation with the Photography Club of Hanoi.

40 photos on display show how some Vietnamese women have used their craftsmanship to preserve the cultural heritage of their villages.

Free entry

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Play: “Saigon” by Caroline Guiela Nguyen

6:30 pm, September 21

3:30 pm, September 22

Ben Thanh Theatre

6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1

You are invited to the play “Saigon” by Caroline Guiela Nguyen. The play tells a story spanning 40 years of these French and Vietnamese people whose destinies were tossed about by history.

French and Vietnamese actors, and French actors of Vietnamese origin play 11 characters of “Saigon”. On stage, their voices and fates intertwine with emotions as the narrative unfolds between the two pivotal years of 1956 and 1996.

Ticket prices:VND1,300,000 – VND 900,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 300,000 - VND150,000 for students

A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, September 17, 18 and 19

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 by Hoang Duong Cam

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, district 1

You are invited to the sixth solo exhibition of Hoang Duong Cam, showcasing his new sculptures and some of the artist’s most ambitious paintings to date.

The works on display reflect a fixation on an often irreconcilable distance, whether it’s the gap between ambition and resignation, between the heroic and the condemned in a nation’s history, or between calculated composition and inexplicable effect.