January 20-26: Spring 2020 Collection in Hanoi

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

6pm on January 20 and 21

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien 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, building activities, traditional games, and the lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated through ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, as well as rhythmic dancing, performed with distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

Ticket prices: VND 700,000- VND 1,050,000

EXHIBITION

Spring 2020 Collection

Hanoi Studio Gallery

13 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

Spring 2020 Collection features artworks by 13 painters and sculptors: Vu Dinh Tuan, Mai Xuan Oanh, Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong, Pham Thai Binh, Nguyen Tran Cuong, Nguyen Dinh Vu, Tran Van An, Nguyen The Hung, Do Hiep, Nguyen Quoc Trung, Vu Binh Minh, Doan Van Toi, and Nguyen Tuan Dung.

Exhibition: “Green river, blue mountain”

L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The exhibition – installation “Nuoc xanh non biec” (Green river, blue mountain) features visual artist Le Giang, the winner of the resident artist program “Tuong ho” Villa Saigon 2019.

Following her works during a three-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), based on the archives of an international colonial exhibition chain that took place from 1906 to 1931 in France, Le Giang extracted images of Vietnam colonial period created in French popular culture. In the process of examining these historical documents, she turned her query gaze into the shared past between the two countries. The “Green river, blue mountain” exhibition is an attempt by Le Giang to identify painful obstacles in dealing with a region of conflicting memories, as well as the need to face the myths about Indochina in the current Vietnam context.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, January 20

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: VND700,000 - VND1,150,000 – VND1,600,000

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Singing to the Choir?” & “Silent Intimacy”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di street, Thao Dien ward, District 2

You are invited to two new exhibitions: ‘Singing to the Choir?’, a group exhibition by Phan Anh, Tran Minh Duc, and Ngoc Nau; along with ‘Silent Intimacy’, a solo exhibition by Dang Thuy Anh.

Works on display at the ‘Singing to the choir?’ exhibition present the artists’ reflections on humanity’s demonstrated attachment of purpose to an intangible realm justifying the meaning of life.

Meanwhile, ’Silent Intimacy’ is Dang Thuy Anh’s first solo exhibition in her artistic endeavor with apple snails, contemplatively dubbed with the impact of urbanization on human life.

Tickets:

For adults: VND50,000

For students: VND40,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)