MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Hanoi-Happiness Concert 2017
January 11, 8 pm,
Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
Conductor: Honna Tetsuji
Violin Soloist: Bui Cong Duy and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra
Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at the Hanoi Opera House or can be booked online at ticketvn.com.
Hanoi-Classic Ballet Performance: “The Nutcracker”
Jan 15, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street
Artistic Director: PhD. People’s Artist Phạm Anh Phuong
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Philippe Cohen
Performers include, dancers of VNOB and Students from Dance Department – Military University of Culture and Arts.
Ticket prices: 300,000 – 500,000 – 700,000 VND. All tickets available at the Hanoi Opera House or can be booked online at ticketvn.com.
Hanoi-Indian Classical Dance Class of Kuchipudi
Jan 9, 6 – 7 pm
Indian Cultural Center, 63 Tran Hung Dao Street
A trial Indian Classical Kuchipudi class.
Kuchipudi is one of the ten major Indian classical dances. Kuchipudi is a dance-drama performance art from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Kuchipudi performance usually begins with an invocation. Then, each costumed actor is introduced, their role stated, and who then performs a short dance prelim to music (dharavu). Next, the performance presents pure dance (nritta). This is followed with expressive part of the performance (nritya), where rhythmic gestures as a sign language mime the play.
The class is open to all age groups and would be conducted free of charge.
Contact: Ms. Vu Thuy Duong at tel: 04 3633 2083 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCMC- Concert with LaBrassBanda
Jan 11, 8 pm,
STATION 3A, 3A Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
With its trademark mixture of Bavarian folk music and ska punk, this band will make you want to dance.
The band from Bavaria can be both heard and seen. The texts in Bavarian dialect are hardly understood outside of Bavaria, but that doesn’t matter. They enter the stage barefoot, in Lederhosen.
Anyone who attends a LaBrassBanda concert has to be open and eager to discover something new, says frontman Stefan Dettl.
Hanoi-Painting Exhibition “Year of the Rooster 2017” by Van Duong Thanh
Atelier White Lotus, C29, 210 Nghi Tam lane
Recently, painter Van Duong Thanh opened the painting exhibition “Year of Rooster 2017” at her studio to bring art closer to the public. Here art lovers can enjoy her paintings and works in progress, talk with the painter and even try their hand at painting.
With 50 lacquer, oil and acrylic paintings sized 2.5m, she draws on the architecture, atmosphere and her impression of an ancient Thang Long then and the vibrant Hanoi today. Visitors can easily recognize the architectural patterns from Tran Temple, But Thap pagoda, Hoa Ma Temple and Hang Trong paintings and Dong Ho paintings in her artworks.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Rising from Broken”
Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street
This is an exhibition of 21 self-portraits of 21 women, painted by the women themselves. All of the female subjects were victims of human trafficking, physical violence or rape and are still grappling with trauma. Sad eyes, broad smiles, and dark colour in the paintings, depict the feelings, confessions and personal stories of each individual.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Patterns of Dai Viet”
Hanoi old quarter cultural exchange center (3rd floor)
50 Dao Duy Tu Street
“Hoa văn Đại Việt” is a community fundraising project which uses vector technology to draw ancient patterns of Vietnam. The project was conducted by the Đại Việt Cổ Phong group and Comicola.
The vector sets of patterns will be used for traditional costumes, architecture, painting and illustration.
Hanoi-Exhibition 5 from “Skylines With Flying People 3”
Until Jan 21, 9 am – 5 pm
Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2
“In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” studies the ruthless transformation of the landscape and ecosystem in the artist’s hometown in Hà Nam province as a consequence of rapid and unsustainable industrialisation. With the arrival of mining companies over the last 10 years, the inhabitants here have suffered from repeated environmental crises, and have been forced to self-teach new life skills. Land erosion, loss of biodiversity and contamination of soil and water have resulted in several traditional means of making a living – such as farming and hunting – being abolished. With this project, Tuấn Mami reveals a scene marked by conflict and makes visible the unspoken – unheard reality of his land and people.
Born in 1981 and graduated from the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts in 2006, Tuấn Mami is a Hà Nội-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans across installation, video, performance and conceptual art. His work often utilises site-specificity and re-constructional concepts to question the degrading state of society, the social interactions between art and people, and the complex correlation between human needs and natural resources.
In 2012, Tuấn Mami founded MAC-Hanoi, a Mobile Art Centre, and he co-founded Nhà Sàn Collective in 2013. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, art events and residencies, both at home and abroad including In.Visible Borderline (MetaHouse Art Space, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2016), Plastic Myths (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2015), Skylines with Flying people 1 (Rory Gill Fine Art Gallery, London, UK, 2011) and Skylines with Flying people 2 (Hà Nội, Việt Nam, 2012) etc.
Skylines With Flying People 3 (hereafter SKYLINES 3) is an interdisciplinary art project set out to portray the landscape of contemporary Việt Nam through the lens of local artists who were born and have grown up in the period of Đổi Mới (the economic reform policy leading to Việt Nam’s ‘socialist-led market economy’).
Following the success of SKYLINES 1 (2010, London) and SKYLINES 2 (2012, Hà Nội), SKYLINES 3 was initiated in 2014 and takes as its starting point notions of ‘journeying’ and ‘border’. 14 artists, 6 curators, numerous scholars and various museums, institutes and education organisations are being brought together to collaborate. 11 sub-projects dealing with Việt Nam’s complicated history, fragmented culture and issues such as migration, exploitation of humans and nature, urbanisation and gender, have been realised across the country. Between October 2016 and January 2017, 6 solo, duo and group exhibitions will take place consecutively.
KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE – a series of public seminars aiming to broaden the parameters of artistic practices by extending them to and having exchanges with the social and human sciences, is taking place between March and December 2016. Joining in this series are SKYLINE 3’s participating artists as well as scholars in the fields of history, literature, anthropology, archaeology and sociology from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Denmark, Germany and the US.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SkylinesWithFlyingPeople3
Tel: + 84 (0) 975549681
HCMC-Exhibition “The Three-Cornered World”
Galerie Quynh, Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, Dist 1
“The Three-Cornered World”, a novella by influential Japanese writer Natsume Soseki, tells the story of an unnamed artist sojourning in a near-deserted hot-spring resort. Carrying nothing but paper and paint, the artist seeks refuge in art and haiku amidst the remoteness of the mountainous region, driven away from the society of man by the turbulence of war
With these thoughts in mind, for our annual year-end hanging, the organizer presents a selection of hopeful, contemplative artworks by Ha Manh Thang, Sandrine Llouquet, Christine Nguyen, Nguyen Huy An, Tran Van Thao. May 2017 be a year of more critical inquiry and passionate debate about our common humanity.
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 art, including mixed media and photography.
HCMC-Exhibition “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.