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MUSIC & PERFORMANCE

Hanoi-Guitar Recital with Mauricio Díaz

Apr 19, 2 pm

Room 902, building C, Hanoi University

Guitarist Mauricio Díaz Álvarez will perform a Classical Guitar Recital in the Cultural Week of the Spanish-speaking countries organized by the Spanish Department of the University of Hanoi, with the participation of the Embassies of the Spanish-speaking countries in Hanoi.

Free entry

Hanoi-Contemporary Dance “Beyond Absence” by Sébastien Ly



Apr 22, 7 pm
exhibition hall L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

“Beyond Absence” is the cream of the exhibition “Gestures of Memories” by artist Florian Nguyen which will be presented at L’Espace in April. All emotions and feelings are gathered by dance artists from the exhibition’s audience and all those who gravitate around, enlivening the dancers’ bodies and reviving all original sensations. Five dancers will invite the audience to walk freely through different rooms and create their own courses based on their encounters with the artists. The quintets, trios, duets of dancers will take turn to perform, highlighting the characteristics of the areas they have walked through. Audience will be invited to interact with the artists. It will sure be a once-in-a-life-time experience.

Free entrance

Hanoi-Dance Dance Asia – Crossing the Movements




Apr 22, 3 pm and 8 pm

Apr 23, 3 pm

Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham street, Hai Ba Trung district

Featuring three performances by a trio of choreographer-directors—Munetaka Maki (MIKEY from Tokyo Gegegay) (Japan), Vince Mendoza “Crazybeans” (Philippines), LION T (Vietnam) — bringing together dancers from a wide range of cultural backgrounds in a unique fusion of vibrant artistry, expert technique, and exciting music.

Hanoi Amateur Stand-Up Showcase: Stand-Up Hanoi

Standing Bar, 170 Tran Vu street, Tay Ho district

Joined by special guest Steven Halcrow from the Cambodian comedy scene, the show promises to be a fast-paced and fun night of sharp comedy from comedians from around the world.

Tickets: VND 100, 000 in advance – VND 150,000 at door

HCMC-Concert “Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8”



Apr 19, 8 pm

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

Featuring talented pianist Nguyen Bich Tra, who has performed at prestigious venues around the world. She will perform Joachim Raff’s concerto in G Major for piano and orchestra.

The program is staged and conducted by young and talented conductor Tran Nhat Minh.

HCMC-Deutschland Fest 2017

Apr 22, 9 am – 5 pm

Botanical garden, 2B Nguyen Binh Khiem, district 1

A repertoire of German-Vietnamese artists, food and beverages, and winning prizes in the Lucky Draw (including airfare) to Germany.

Performances on the main stage include German-Vietnam Hip-Hop with Raphael Hillebrand, SINE and DJ Mirko Machine; Vietnamese singer Ho Trung Dung; Composer Vu Nhat Tan and experimental electronic music; Singer Lam Vissa; and the 1st runner of “Vietnam’s Got Talent” Trung Luong with moon lute performances
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EXHIBITION

Hanoi-“Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion” – Solo Exhibition by Vo Tran Chau

Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

A solo exhibition by artist Tran Chau who develops a body of work consisting of embroidered paintings, fabric sculptures, and a unique form of mosaic tapestry/painting not often seen in Vietnam.

This exhibition creates an illusory space between forgetting and remembering, between current affairs and autobiographical elements, to create discourse on the psychology of our very era that seems to embody a recurrent uneasiness, looping between the past and future.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Looking for the Divine Beings”



Until Apr 28, 3 – 7pm, Wed – Sun

Nha San Collective, 15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen Street

Nha San Collective would like to invite you to the concluding exhibition in the series CRAFTING HOME. This event is supported by the “Re-designing Craft: The Future is Hand-made” fund of the Prince Claus Fund and G-Star Raw.

Participating artists:
— Nguyễn Huy An
— Nguyễn Đức Phương
— Tạ Minh Đức

Hanoi- Exhibition ‘Unburdened Journey’



Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Centre, 50 Dao Duy Tu street, Hoan Kiem district

The multi-media exhibition explores the relationship between traditional crafts and contemporary design.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga”
Opening: Apr 18, 10 am
Exhibition: Apr 18 – May 2, 8.30 am – 4.45 pm
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, in cooperation with Embassy of Japan in Vietnam proudly present a travelling exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics” from 18th of April to 2nd of May, 2017 at Vietnam Fine Art Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi. Curated by: Itō Yū and Takahashi Mizuki

HCMC-Exhibition and Book Launching “President Hotel” by Laurent Weyl



IDECAF, 31 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1

Selected photographs from the book « President Hotel » will be exhibited on the opening night in the presence of the photographer Laurent Weyl and the writer Sabrina Rouillé.

HCMC-“Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion” – Solo Exhibition by Vo Tran Chau

Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3

In her solo exhibition, Tran Chau develops a body of work consisting of embroidered paintings, fabric sculptures, and a unique form of mosaic tapestry/painting not often seen in Vietnam.

This exhibition creates an illusory space between forgetting and remembering, between current affairs and autobiographical elements, to create discourse on the psychology of our very era that seems to embody a recurrent uneasiness, looping between the past and future.

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CINEMA

Hanoi International Queer Film Week (HIQFW)



Apr 17-21, 3 – 5 pm, 7.30 – 9.30 pm
August Cinema, 45 Hang Bai Street


The auditorium of Vietnam Cinema Association
51 Tran Hung Dao Street

Hanoi International Queer Film Week (otherwise known as HIQFW), is a non-profit Queer-themed Film Week that screens both Vietnamese and International cinematic works.

The main theme of HIQFW this year is “Pride journey”. Each day of film week has a topic which sticks to the main theme: “Who I am”, “Discrimination” “Love”, “Acceptance”, “Pride”. From that, we believe we would be able to introduce audience the path of pride that LGBT people as well as queer people go through.

HIQFW 2017 will feature 23 films, including feature films and documentaries, from 8 countries around the world about LGBTQ people.

Screenings will be held continuously with two screenings per day on April 17-21, 2017

Afternoon show: 3 – 5 pm every day
Evening show: 7.30 – 9.30 pm every day

Film screening schedule

• Monday, April 17th, 2017 Pride Journey 1 – Self-Discovery
→ Pride Journey 1.1 (3 – 5 pm) Lam (Vietnam); Who are you? (Vietnam); OLEKA (Ireland); A butterfly Taboo (Philippines)
→ Pride Journey 1.2 (7.30 – 9.30 pm) Finding Phong (Vietnam)

• Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Pride Journey 2 – Barriers
→ Pride Journey 2.1 (3 – 5 pm) Red Over the Rainbow (Vietnam); A butterfly taboo (Philippines); Slay (Philippines); New Beijing, New Marriage (China)
→ Pride Journey 2.2 (7.30 – 9.30 pm) The last journey of Madam Phung

• Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 Pride Journey 3 – Love
→ Pride Journey 3.1 (3 – 5 pm) The opposite house (Vietnam); Talking to my best friend (Vietnam); Beneath the Lake (US); Love and Other Matters (Myanmar); Search (Vietnam)
→ Pride Journey 3.2 (7.30 – 9.30 pm) Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (UK); New Beijing, new marriage (China)

• Thursday, April 20th, 2017 Pride Journey 4 – Acceptance
→ Pride Journey 4.1 (3 – 5 pm) Nuoc (Water/Country) (Vietnam); What I would have told my daughter if i knew what to say back then (Philippines); Dear Mom (Myanmar); The most beautiful moment in life (Vietnam)
→ Pride Journey 4.2 (7.30 – 9.30 pm) Papa Rainbow (China)

• Friday, April 21st, 2017 Pride Journey 4 – Pride
→ Pride Journey 5.1 (3 – 5 pm) Rise like a phoenix (Vietnam), Men in heels (US)
→ Pride Journey 5.2 (7.30 – 9.30 pm) Out Run (US)

Free tickets

HN & HCMC – Spring Cinema: “Fortune Favors the Brave”

Apr 19, 7 pm

Hanoi: Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

HCMC: Salon Van hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay, 1st floor, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist 3

A film screening within the framework of the Spring Cinema program by the Goethe Institut in Hanoi and HCMC.

A story of an unusual friendship between the Vietnamese sisters Linh and Tien and the adventurous Pauline.

ABOUT THE FILM

Genre: Children’s film
Country: Germany
Year: 2015
Director: Norbert Lechner
Script: Katrin Milhahn, Antonia Rothe
Actor: Lynn Dortschack, Lisa Bahati Wihstutz, Linda Phuong Anh Dang, Andreas Schmidt, Lena Stolze, Y Nhung Dinh, Nguyen Thi Chieu Xuan, Tran Manh Cuong
Length: 96 minutes
Age rating: from 0 years
Adwards: German film and media evaluation: Certification mark „especially valuable“
Funding Initiative „Der besondere Kinderfilm“ (The special children’s film)
Festivals: Montreal International Children’s Film Festival: Audience Award
Film Festival Munich Children Media Prize for the young actress Lynn Dortschack

Free entry

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