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What's on March 2015 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | March 02, 2015 04:57 PM

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE

Hanoi-Dance gala to feature Kizomba guru

Mar 31,

International Kizomba master Nelson Campos is coming to Hanoi to take the lead at the Vietnam Kizomba Gala 2015.

Kizomba is a popular genre of dance and music originating in Angola. Hosted by Heart Zouk Dance, the three-day event will feature workshops and a social dance event.

With nearly 20 years of experience teaching dance, Campos has been recognised by the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts, and the British Dance Council.

For further information about the event, contact Phan Huong at 0943881088 or visit www.facebook.com/ZoukVietnam.  

Hanoi- Performance by Vietnamese Canadian guitarist

Mar 26, 8pm,

73A Mai Hac De street

Vietnamese Canadian guitarist Eric Quach will enthral Hanoi music lovers.

The first ever Sound Awakener live set from Hanoi youngster Nguyen Hong Nhung will be brought to the audience.

Opening the proceedings will be the new duo of Eliza Lomas and Brett Zweiman: dreamy vocals and splattered synths and mean massive tribal beats.

Tickets are ranged from VND30,000, VND60,000 to VND100,000.

Canadian Eric Quach (formerly member of the instrumental post rock outfit DESTROYALLDREAMERS) is carrying out solo project THISQUIETARMY (TQA).

TQA has, depending on the critic’s personal background, been described as post-rock, krautrock, atmospheric metal, drone, ambient, sound art, experimental improvisation, shoegaze and, although to a lesser extent, gothic.

Concert of Raggabund to Open the German Festival

Mar 28, 10.30 am, 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm

Van Ho Exhibition Center, 2 Hoa Lu Street, Hanoi

Mar 26, 8pm

Ben Thanh Theater, 6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, HCM City

This year marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Vietnam – and the Deutschlandfest, organized in Hanoi by the Embassy, the Goethe-Institut and numerous German organizations and companies, invites you to enjoy the celebrations.

Cool sounds for the Deutschlandfest will be provided by the band Raggabund. Representing a colorful, multicultural Germany, the musicians sing in Spanish, German or English about life and love, but also about social justice and tolerance.

Free entrance.

Hanoi- Concert by Danish band “Trio Vivo”

Mar 27,

“Trio Vivo” band includes three members - Emik Gryesten (piano), Benesikte Damgaard (violin) and Johan Krarup (cello).

They have been trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and some well-known music academies.

The group will perform masterpieces written bythe world’s famous musicians- J. Brahms, A. Piazzolla and R.I.Langgard.  

Frankenstein Theatre Performances in Vietnam

Mar 18, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Mar 20, 11 am

Mar 20 and 21, 8 pm

HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1,

FRANKENSTEIN is one of the most potent modern myths. TNT revives its internationally acclaimed production in autumn 2014.

Ticket prices: VND600, 000 for adults (night performance)/VND500, 000 for adults (day performance). 50% discount for students pupils.

HCMC- Concert by rockband Superblood

Mar 20, 8pm

Saigon Ranger, 5/7 Nguyen Sieu Street, D1

Superblood, a four-member rock band from Japan, will present a free concert in HCMC as part of a Southeast Asia Tour.

The band consists of guitarist Okahiro, Takamasa "Mad" Ouchi, vocalist RYU, and producer Ryo Agawa.

The show will promote the band's debut album Rescue Me released in November. Their performance will be supported by local artists, including Still Saigon, L.C.L, Rotten Red Machine and Another Think.

HCMC-Concert to mark musical geniuses’ 330th birthday

Mar 9,

Saigon Opera Theatre, No.7 Cong Truong Lam Son, D1

A concert to commemorate the 330th birthdays of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

Outstanding performers will include Russian pianist Igor Chistokletov, Korean soprano Cho Hae Royng, and Vietnamese baritone Dao Mac, along with the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera chorus and symphony orchestra. The concert will be conducted by young prodigy Tran Nhat Minh.

The programme aims to introduce classical music aficionados to prominent works of the two composers.

Hanoi- Japanese dance performances: Dance Dance Asia


Mar 14 and 15, 8pm

Youth Theatre at No 11 Ngo Thi Nham street

Japanese dance performances which are based on street dance by three groups, “Moreno Funk Sixers”, “Memorable Moment” and “90’s. They will perform their new pieces by various styles like Jazz, Hip-Hop, Break, House, Pop and Lock.

Free ticket can be collected at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam at No 27 Quang Trung street.

Hanoi- VNSO 2015 Season Opening Concert


Mar 11 and 12, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

Oboe: Stephan Shili, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Ticket prices range from VND 200,000- 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

HCMC- Performance by famous Italian DJ

Mar 20,

The Observatory

Italian DJ Marco Effe will enthral music-lovers at HeartBeat 11 programme

The event will also attract the participation of a number of famous artists including DJ B.A.X, British music producer and sound designer Nic Ford, German DJ Chris Wolter, and Sweden VJ Erol.

Born and raised in Livorno in 1985, Marco Effe is con­sid­ered to be one of the most promis­ing Ital­ian tal­ents.

Marco began to com­pose his own music in 2007 and imme­di­ately felt the grow­ing desire to pub­lish his first release.

Circus troupe to launch Vietnam tour

Mar 1, 8pm at Gia Dinh Park Circus Theatre, Hoang Minh Giam road in HCM City

Mar 2 at Hai Phong's August Theatre, 117 Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hai Phong City

Mar 5 to 8 at Vietnam National Circus Theatre, 67 Tran Nhan Tong street, Hanoi.

The show will tour to southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and the Mekong Delta provinces of Can Tho and Dong Nai.

Peformance by Vietnamese, Russian and Belarusian artists.

The theme of the show will be about beautiful dreams and hopes. Artists from the Vietnam Circus Federation will perform a repertoire that won prizes at festivals held in Italy and Russia.

Trained bears, monkeys and dogs will be among the performers. Highlight of the show will be an acrobatic performance by a Belarusian couple.

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EXHIBITION

Hanoi-Exhibition “Predestination” by Vu Tuyen

Opening: Mar 30, 5 pm

Exhibition: Mar 28 – Apr 10

Exhibition House 16 Ngo Quyen Street

Vu Tuyen

An exhibition by Vu Tuyen which expresses multiple emotional tones about Lotus through 50 artworks.

“Lotus gives me real emotions about myself, and helps me look into the inner self. The more I paint Lotus the more I understand about it” – Vu Tuyen.

Vu Tuyen, born in 1977, has had a few solo exhibitions such as “Impermanence”, “Color of Love” and group exhibitions such as “Symbiosis”, “Feel – Dream”.

Hanoi- Painting exhibition "The 8th Day"

Mar 26-Apr 25,

Lobby Level, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, No. 1 Thanh Nien Road

Featuring paintings by three female artists from Hanoi, Duong Thuy Duong, Dang Tu Thu and Nguyen Thi Minh Tam.

Date and time mark important milestones in everyone’s life. Every week has only seven days, but to our artists, there is the 8th day beyond common knowledge and perception. It is where and when they bask into their own imaginary worlds, fuel their dreams and get inspired for their creativity.

Hanoi- Swiss artist duo with ‘Pong-Ping’ exhibition


Mar 24-Apr 12

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

An exhibition entitled‘Pong-Ping’ of two Swiss artist duo Plonk &Replonk.

This installation exhibition featuring posters and wacky objects is expected to attract the participation of famous Vietnamese artist Nguyen Manh Hung.

Additionally, the exhibition themed “Smile! Temporary Art” is set to take place at Manzi Art Space, 14 Pham Huy Ich Street from March 26-April 26.

The artist duo/brothers Hubert Froidevaux (1966) and Jacques Froidevaux (1963) explore the endless possible uses of humour in various art forms including object, sculpture, installation, light box, postcard, and graphic print.

Danang City- Photo exhibition depicts Vietnam's land and people

Until March 24,

Museum of Cham Sculpture.

Photos displayed at A Meet of March.

An exhibition titled A Meet of March featuring 117 photos taken by 14 members by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists.

The exhibition depicts the country's landscape and people in preparation for the 40th celebration of the country's Reunification Day (April 30) and the city's Liberation Day (March 29).

Hanoi-Exhibition “Lây”

Mar 16-26

Exhibition House, 16 Ngo Quyen Street


Exhibition “LÂY” (SPREAD) is organized within the framework of annual exhibition series by Young Artists Club in every March.

With the participation of more than 40 artists including guest artists who had participated in the Club previously and currently works actively such as Vuong Van Thao, Ly Hung Anh, Tran Van Thuc, Doan Xuan Tang, Nguyen The Son, etc.

Hanoi- Exhibition “A Trip” by Tran Trong Tri

Opening: Mar 23, 5 pm

Talkshow with the artist: Mar 25, 2 pm

Exhibition: Mar 23 – 29

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street


The first solo exhibition titled “A Trip” by Tran Trong Tri. The exhibition features his sculptural works in experimental forms and techniques.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Festival of Colors”


Opening: Mar 8, 5.30 pm

Exhibition: Mar 8 – 28

Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh

An exhibition by 5 female painters with 5 different styles and viewpoints: Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Tran Thi Thu, Bui Mai Hien, Doan Thu Huong and Nguyen Thi My, which offers different perspectives on a popular topic: woman’s instinct and feelings.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Painting en Plein Air in America”



Mar 1 – 11, 10 am – 6 pm
31 – 33 Hang Dong Street

“En plein air” landscapes of America by a Vietnamese artist-on-a-bicycle will be exhibited for the first time.

Sixty-seven oil paintings by Trinh Lu, created between July and December of 2014 with his minimalist studio-on-a-bicycle and capturing the landscapes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

These paintings will be accompanied by the artist’s own stories of their creation told in a 170-page book titled “Painting en plein air– 2014 Diary” and just published by Phuong Nam Book and the Vietnam Writers’ Association Publishing House.

Hanoi- Exhibition "Four seasons through the window"

Until Mar 21,

L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Entitled Through the Window, Duong describes her works as what she sees through her window after her kids go to school.

"I stay at home alone with a cup of hot coffee in hand, listening to Rachmaninoff and looking out of the window. It is a large window overlooking lush vegetation, the bright sun of summer, the falling leaves of autumn, the grey and gloomy skies of winter and the fragile, icy space that precedes the arrival of spring.

"I like to stay and think like this. Nothing important, just the reflections of an ordinary person, an ordinary woman, an ordinary mother.

"The coffee is cold, the music has stopped, four seasons pass, and... I paint..."

Hanoi-Exhibition “Two Sisters – Two Frontlines

Mar 8,

Vietnamese Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street

An exhibition on the occasion of anniversary of 55th “Long-haired army” (1960-2015) and 50th “Three responsibilities” Movement (1965-2015).

After the Geneva Agreement on Restoring Peace in Vietnam was signed in 1954, Vietnam was divided into two regions. The North was liberated and entered a period of building socialism. The South continued the struggle for unification, and struggled directly under US imperialism.

Founded in 1961, the Women’s Union Liberation of South Vietnam became an effective banner to bring women from all classes towards resistance. Women in South created the legend of the “long-haired army” – the Nation’s pride and the enemy’s fear.

Women in the North were eager to join the “Three Responsibilities” movement launched in March 1965: taking responsibility in industrial production, taking responsibility in family life and taking responsibility in combat and defending the homeland.

Entry fee: VND 30,000

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OTHER EVENTS

Hanoi- Hanoi city walk

Mar 17, 9.30am to 12pm

A city walk titled Hanoi Art Deco organised by Friends of Vietnam Heritage

Starting at the corner of Nguyen Du and Tran Binh Trong streets, on the pavement by Thien Quang Lake.

It will continue north through an area where there are private houses built during the 40s-50s by Vietnamese architects from the L'Ecole des Beaux Arts d'Indochine.

Some of the old buildings have been perfectly well-kept, other are partly covered by additions of all sorts. Most of them reflect the innovation of the period with creations inspired by the modernist movement and featuring Indochinese motifs.

Cost: VND70,000. Limit: eight people. Registration: Julie at julietorreton.hanoi@gmail.com. 

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