MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi- Performance by Danish rock band
Jul 26, 7pm
National Convention Centre, 1 Thang Long Boulevard
Danish Michael Learns to Rock will perform some of their most popular hits, Silent Times, Sleeping Child, Call on Love, Romantic Balcony and Love Will Never Lie.
Vietnamese singer Nhat Thuy and the band Oplus were chosen to perform before MLTR takes the stage.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at . Call 0978 35 1010 for ticket information.
Hanoi-Movement and Contemporary Dance Workshop “Pendulum"
Jul 31, 7.30 pm
Blossom Art House, 94B Tran Hung Dao
This class will focus on the fundamental aspect of contemporary dance, the pendulum concept, the idea that our body has two main weights (our head and our hips) and all movement is created by the pull and push of these two weights working together.
Think of how a baby moves. When it stands up it lifts its bottom first and then swings its head up so that it is standing. This is the very fundamental idea of movement which we tend to lose as we grow older. Using this idea of pendulum allows a person to give in to their body and let go of order and structure. Once a person allows their body, instead of the mind, to take control of their movements, creativity starts to flow. This is very important in today’s world where we are constantly having to think and follow rules, allowing our natural movements to flow gives us a break from the chaotic and stressful world around us.
By the end of the class the participants will have tapped into a new found creativity and be able to return to their most basic movements. Participants will have the opportunity to let go of rules and structure and give in to their natural movement.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Max. 30 people
* You only need to come with a passion / a need to express yourselves, release your body with creative activities. No dancing skills or techniques required.
FEE: 200,000 VND
TO REGISTER: Email your basic information (full name, age, phone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org with title PENDULUM WORKSHOP by 6PM 25/07/2015.
Hanoi- Performance by French female DJs
Jul 17, 8pm
ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street
Female DJs Vive la Fete, La Femme, Sexy Sushi, Stereo Totale Feu! Chatterton and Stereolab from France as well as Arbre from Canada and Analogeliza from the UK will take over the stage for "Vive La Fete – Soiree of French Electro-Pop" (Long Live the Party – An Evening of French Electro-pop).
Chanson française, dark electronica, electro-clash and many more will be spun on the night.
HCMC-Shakespeare's Hamlet to be staged
Jul 13, 7pm
Gem Centre, 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, D1.
The Globe Theatre from London will bring Hamlet to HCM City's audiences.
The two-hour play will feature 12 actors of the theatre.
The show will open with a pre-show cocktail reception from 6pm, while the performance will begin an hour later, followed by a private meet-and-greet with the cast.
Tickets cost from 20-80 USD for pre-show cocktail reception and show admission, and from 100-120 USD including post-show reception, cast meeting and autographs, and gift bags.
HCMC-Magic night features best illusionists
Jul 3, 9pm
Ranger, 5/7 Nguyen Sieu Street, D1.
Alternative rockers play for free
Jul 8, Lan Anh Club, HCM City
Jul 12, 2/4 Square, Nha Trang City
Free concert by Antigone Rising, an all-female alternative rock band from New York.
Participants can resgister at https://creator.zoho.com/achcmc1/antigone-rising-concert/#Form:Antigone_Rising_concert for tickets for the HCM City performance.
Hanoi-West African Waves
Jul 4, 8pm
CAMA ATK bar
Entitled "West African Waves", the night promises to submerge guests in the vast horizon of different sounds and styles to emerge from the region over the last half century.
From traditional percussive rhythms from Cameroon and the first forays into a syncretic, funky sounds attempted by Highlife in the 60s in Ghana and Benin, all the way over to Nigerian Afrobeat and its modern house-infused edits emerging globally – DJ Dan Lo will be picking them out of his collection with the specific aim of making the room dance.
Hanoi-Live music with Australian musician Floyd Thursby
July 18, 8 pm
Hanoi Social Club, Street, 6 Hoi Vu Street
Songpoet Floyd Thursby creates uniquely evocative folk and country songs with striking lyrics and strong melodies. He performs solo: one guitar, one voice.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Thursby will be performing his original songs, exploring the collective – and personal – unconscious: love and death, brimstone and ecstasy, the sacred and the profane.
Thursby’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘A Thief’s Journal’ was released in 2007 on Ang Fang Industries through MGM. Thursby’s new album ‘Sinatra’s Bones’ is out now.
Hanoi-Antigone Rising band set to perform in Vietnam
Performance by Antigone Rising, the New York based female rock band.
They will travel to Vietnam to offer master classes and free performances to audiences in Ho Chi Minh City and the central coastal city of Nha Trang.
In addition, their seven-day music tour will cover outreach programmes in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Can Tho.
The four members, Nini Camps (lead singer), Dena Tauriello (drums), Kristen Henderson (bass/vocals) and Cathy Henderson (guitar/vocals), are well-known for their masterful musicianship and play upwards of 280 shows a year.
They have performed with famous bands such as the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, the Bangles and other rock legends.
Hanoi-Vietnam int’l finger-style guitar festival
Featuring six renowned artists from Belgium, Spain, Malaysia, Japan, China and Taiwan (China).
The event is one of the international finger-style guitar concert series, held annually since 2010. Four other performances will be also held in July in the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, China and Taiwan (China).
It will be jointly organised by Taiwan’s Wind Strings Entertainment, the Vietnam Finger-style Guitar Organisation and the Youth Theatre.
HCMC-Exhibition highlights artworks inspired by circles
Viet Nam Contemporary Fine Arts
Centre, 17 Thanh Cong Street
|Paintings, sculptures and art installations inspired by circles will be displayed soon at an exhibition entitled Chon Chon.|
About 23 artists from Hanoi and the central Hue City will display their paintings, sculptures and art installations inspired by circles at an exhibition in downtown Ha Noi.
The artists from Ha Hoi include Do Hiep, Le Ba Cau and Pham Tra My, while Nguyen Hoa, Ha My and Nguyen An are among the artists from Hue.
After July 17, the exhibition will shift to Hue Art Museum, 23-25, Le Loi Street, in Hue City.
Hanoi-Fundraising Photo Exhibition: Orphans of the Temple
Fundraising Photo Exhibition Orphans of the Temple
Jul 11, 4 – 10 pm
Spacebar Cafe, 15/76 To Ngoc Van Street
Over 2 decades ago, a Buddhist monk took it upon himself to raise an orphaned child at Thinh Dai temple in Ha Nam province. Today, his family of orphans has grown to over 30 children. A collection of 25 Portraits of these kids taken by Emily Sumner will be displayed on the Saturday of July 11th.
Next to each portrait of the kid is a short story about her/him (nickname, age, characteristic, how he/she became an orphan, and what he/she needs for the school year of 2015–2016). All stories are written by Quan (a boy raised in the temple and now studying in Hanoi) in Vietnamese and translated into English by volunteers.
Ticket VND50,000 VND/each. All funds donated to Thinh Dai orphanage.
HCM City-Night market at Saigon Outcast
Nguyen Van Huong Street in D2
The event will include more than 40 stalls featuring secondhand, vintage and retro clothing, collectibles and antiques. A selection of jewellry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers will be for sale.
Admission is VND20,000.