MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi-Classical Concert with Cello & Piano
Dec 30, 8 – 9.30 pm
1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2,
A superior Classical Concert event of Cello and Piano at the last day of the year 2016, performed by four artists from Europe: Đinh Hoài Xuân, Ella Bokor, Mircea Marian và Iulian Ochescu.
Artist: ĐINH HOÀI XUÂN – CELLO; ELLA BOKOR – CELLO; MIRCEA MARIAN – CELLO; IULIAN OCHESCU – PIANO
Tickets: 500,000 VND (30 VIP/seat + 01 drink);300,000 VND (60 normal seat).
Register: Pay at gate or do bank transfering to account 0451001328704, Vietcombank, name Le Hai Linh, then email or contact us by hotline to confirm with your full name + mobile number.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Hotline: +84 90 282 6769
Hanoi-Ukraine circus on ice to tour Vietnam
Circus on ice shows by artists from Ukraine will be performed at 21 cities and provinces throughout the country
The shows will include ballet on ice, clowns, playing with hoops and pole dancing, as well as acrobatics and dance with fire, by 16 experienced artists led by ice skating artists Savieliev Yuriy.
Artificial ice and technical equipment will be transported to Vietnam for the show.
Hanoi-Musical Night “Thao, and the Strange Songs”
Dec 26, 8 pm,
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district
Broadway songs performed by Nguyen Huong Thao and her close friends for one night only in the cozy auditorium of L’Espace.
Hanoi-Beethoven Cycle 2016 at L’Espace
Dec 28 and 29 De, 8 pm
L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
Two nights of Beethoven cycle 2016 by VNSO on 28 and 29 Dec at L’Espace with conductor Nguyen Khac Thanh and violin soloist Tran Quang Duy.
Conductor: Nguyen Khac Thanh
Violin soloist: Tran Quang Duy
Prélude no. 4 in Fa major majeur, op.103
Arranged for orchestra: J. Gromski
Concerto for violin and orchestra in Mi minor, op.64
-Allegro molto appassionato
-Allegro molto vivace
Solo Violon : Tran Quang Duy
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony no.8 in Fa major
-Allegro vivace e con brio
-Tempo di Menueto
Ticket price: 170 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace: 100 000 VND
Special price for students: 80 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.
Hanoi Creative City Countdown Party 2017
Dec 31, 6 pm
Hanoi Creative City, 1 Luong Yen Street, Hai Ba Trung distric
Featuring performances by hip hop duo Adrienne Mack-Davis & Feleciacruz, DJ Tomes, Rayne Luché Moses and Harrison Badham
Ticket: VND 180,000 (before 10 pm), VND 200,000 (from 10 pm – 2 am)
HCMC-Concert “Dancing with Classical”
Dec 29, 8 pm,
HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1
The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will end the year of 2016 with a very special programme, bringing the joyful spirit to welcome the new year.
Under the baton of conductor Le Phi Phi, the program will bring to the audience different dance pieces, from Hungary, from the Slavonic, from Russia, the noble waltz, or the upbeat tango, bolero, and mambo.
The concert will be performed by HBSO symphony orchestra with the wonderful music from Tchaikovsky, Georges Bizet, Brahms, Johann Strauss, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Leroy Anderson.
Ticket priced from VND200,000
Hanoi- Watercolor Painting Exhibition by Ngo Quang Nam
Until Dec 30
Exhibition hall, 29 Hang Bai Street
Some words to introduce the exhibition by the artist:
“I graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU) school year 1967-1975, and pursued a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the same college during the years of 1985-1986.
My works are based on enamel, lacquer and acrylic materials. Particularly with acrylic paintings, I have some hundreds pieces – from those I bring seventy five to this exhibition – the same number with my age.
Beside group shows, this is my 5th solo exhibitions. I participated twice in Prague, once in Argentina and four times in Hanoi.
My main themes are my country and its people, especially mountainous regions such as Sapa, Ha Giang, Da Lat… I also paint lotus, reed flowers, bamboos, palm trees and peach blossoms. I have special memories with palm trees. My family used to reside in an area filled with palm trees, which I called Palm Street, during the First Indochina War. The school I went to was situated in the middle of a palm forest. All these memories strengthens my love for palm trees. The love was so dearly that when I came back to Hanoi, I had to find and buy palm seeds sold on Tran Huy Lieu and Cat Linh streets, grew them into young palm trees, then brought them back to the hills in Tien Dong-Cam Khe district – Phu Tho province and now the place has become “Palm Roads”.
I am strongly touched by the colors of mountainous ethic people and have spent years of traveling to experience and directly painted the views right on their spot.
On the other hand, I also paint my second homeland, the beautiful Czechslovakia, where I met many of my Czech teachers and friends, whom I never forget. On this occasion, I also show some of my paintings about the country as a tribute to the land in my heart.”
Hanoi-Book Exhibition “Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art”
Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu street, Hoan Kiem district
“Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art” is a publication featuring 56 Vietnamese emerging contemporary artists, 19 out of whom will have artworks presented in the exhibition at Casa Italia, Hanoi.
The book and the exhibition offer an overview of one of the newest and most exciting scenes in the global art world. Vietnam has developed rapidly in the last ten years with a new generation of contemporary artists who balance cultural and social issues with a contemporary outlook.
This is a generation of artists who are aware of both the history of Vietnamese art as well international art world.
Hanoi-Lacquer Painting Exhibition “Love”
Until Dec 31
Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street
A lacquer painting exhibition by two painters Le Van Thin and Tran Ngoc Hung.
Lacquer is a unique and traditional material which requires hardworking and creativity of each artist. Currently, Vietnam and South Korea are two of the four countries that are trying to preserve, inherit and promote this material.
The exhibition conveys the “love” emotion of each artist. 28 paintings were created on the same theme, but bore different features unique to each artist. The young painter Tran Ngoc Hung is considered as an emerging name in the traditional lacquer art scene. He uses traditional lacquer but brings creativity and contemporary art into paintings. On the contrary, Le Van Thin follows the Zhōng Yóng theory, which is not new, not old, not smooth, not rough, not tangible, not invisible in each of his work.
Hanoi- Exhibition “Scry” by Phi Phi Oanh
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district
“Scry” features Phi Phi Oanh’s latest series of lacquer paintings on glasses which she has worked and experimented on for years.
Using this visual trope, through lacquer painting, the artist loosely reflects on contemporary imagery—that which new technologies such as drones, digital, satellite, nanotechnology can visualize.
Hanoi-Installation Exhibition “Bananas” by Trong Gia Nguyen
Until Jan 31
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
With a pejorative connotation, in English the term “bananas” refers to a Asian-originated person who has broken the link with the cultural identity of his/her parents. The image of the banana highlights the fact of being “yellow on the outside and white on the inside”. In English, “bananas” refers to an unbalanced person, in other words, a madman. Like this fruit, the work of Trong Gia Nguyen needs to be dissected.
In this entertaining and interactive exhibition, Nguyen plays roots and stereotypes by proposing a question on the notion of his own “status”. Nguyen was born in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), raised in the United States from the age of 4 and has been living in Vietnam for twenty months. He looks like a “happy imbecile” who does not know how to be politically correct.
Nguyen proposes a conceptual approach that challenges the persistence of purists that identities are based on “race” and an arbitrary conception of the social strata.
HCMC-Exhibition “My Story” by Nguyen Tuan Dung
Craig Thomas Gallery, 27(i) Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
Come to visit “My Story”, a solo exhibition of acrylic on collage paintings by Hanoi-based talented young visual artist Nguyen Tuan Dung
HCMC-Art Exhibition “Life Is a Game”
Xua, 69 Ngo Tat To, Binh Thanh District
An art exhibition showcasing brand new collections by Nguyen Da Quyen (Mixed Media, Acrylic) and Christopher Skouenborg (Photography) on the theme “Games of Childhood” through different means of arts: mixed media and photography.
HCMC-“The Prolonged Interventions” by Le Phi Long
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
This exhibition features photographs and an installation by Le Phi Long, accompanied by a video documentary directed by Le Phi Long, commissioned and produced by Madeleine Cao—founder of the social enterprise OpenM Corp.
Hanoi- Film Screening “Allied” at L’Espace
Friday December 30th 2016: 5 pm
Saturday December 31st 2016: 2 pm & 5 pm
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
Director: Robert Zemeckis (US, 2016, 124′)
With: Marion Cotillard, Brad Pitt
The new feature film starring French Academy Award Marion Cotillard! In Casablanca in 1942, Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) is a spy working for the Allies. He meets a French resistance fighter played by Marion Cotillard. They begin a passionate love story. They get married and move to London. Then, British secret service warns Max: Marianne might actually be a German spy. He has to find out the real identity of the woman with whom he is in love within 72 hours.
Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles
Ticket price: 60,000 VND,