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  • | dtinews.vn | August 13, 2018 11:18 PM

Hanoi- Conductor Le Phi Phi back in Vietnam with “Autumn Melody”

August 16, 8pm

Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

Conductor Le Phi Phi returns to Vietnam with the “Autumn Melody” concert, which will be hosted by the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet (VNOB).

Part I of the concert will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Edvard Grieg, performed by Korean pianist Ji Sung Lee. Then continues part II with famous opera pieces by Giuseppe Verdi.

The concert features the performances of Vietnamese opera singers, together with the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the VNOB

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 600,000

Hanoi-‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production
August 15 and 18, 6pm

Vietnam Tuong Theatre, 51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district

A delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach.

Farming, the building activities, traditional games, and lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

Ticket prices: VND 630,000- VND 1,050,000

HCMC-Toyota Concert 2018

August 14, 8pm

HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1
Featuring performance of Violin Soloist Bui Cong Duy, Cello Soloist Grace Ho and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji

The artists will bring to the stage J. Brahms’s Double Concerto in A major, Op.102 and L.V. Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 in A Major, op.92

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND350,000 –VND500,000 – VND700,000



HCMC- Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

August 13, 15, 16 and 17, 6pm

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Featuring a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.

The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000



Hanoi-Exhibition “The 49th Day” by Nguyen Ngoc Phuong

Aug 12 – 18
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc,

From the organizers:

You are invited to the 2nd edition of the exhibition “The 49th Day” by artist Nguyen Ngoc Phuong (MA in Visual Arts), currently a lecturer at University of Industrial Fine Arts. With a fairly strange and religious title, the 2nd “The 49th Day” continues to exhibit large acrylic paintings on canvas.

From the artist: “Visual arts always bring me emotions on the world that I have never known before. ‘The 49th Day’ is a long-term project and also my very own journey into arts, to which I devote all my energy, my passion and my heart. Much like the dreamy, evanescent, romantic, most terrified, loneliest, barest part of my soul, wishing to be shared with a free and beautiful world.”

Free entry

Hanoi-Exhibition “3 . 3 . 3.” by Le Cong Thanh

Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi
A sculptural interpretation of Le Cong Thanh’s artistic spirit. This exhibition does not display currently available works at his workshop, but chooses 3 models from his thin-steeled sculpture series, before enlarging them into 09 ‘sculptures’ in medium to large sizes, with the consent of the artist and his family. Each sketch is a generalised representation of the sculpture figure he pursues: the female body, Totem objects, the endless column with a spirit of mystery, sensuality, thirst and grandiosity.

Free entrance

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Tropical”

VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District,

Introducing 39 multi-colour paintings by five artists: Nguyen Thanh Hai, Pham Sinh, Tao Linh, Nguyen Manh Quynh, and Luu Vu Long.

Opening hours: 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm, Monday – Sunday

HanoiExhibition “Autumn Corner”

Exhibition: 11 – 17 Aug 2018, 9.30 am – 5 pm
Discussion “The beauty of Vietnamese crafts”: 5 pm – 7 pm, Sat 11 Aug 2018, 5 pm – 7 pm
Tea talk: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3 pm – 5 pm
CLB Sac mau tu nhien
No. 34 Alley 31 Mac Thai To, Hanoi

From the organizers:

You are invited to the handmade crafts exhibition “Autumn Corner”.

The exhibition showcases textiles made by Vietnamese ethnic minorities living all over the country, designed into various practical and lovely items – including the Vietnamese artistic ceramics Thi Nguyen and Japanese artistic ceramics.

With other crafts such as Ha Thai lacquer, essential oils, amber jewels with unique designs, moth orchids, tea,…

In the program, there will also be a discussion named “The beauty of Vietnamese crafts” from 5 pm to 7 pm on 11 Aug with artist Vu Hy Thieu, an expert with years of experience in working with Vietnamese craft villages.

From 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday 12 Aug, within the framework there will also be a tea talk. Tea artist Vu Thien Tam will come with us to enjoy and talk about tea. This is a private event with entrance fee and gifts (will be announced privately).

Hanoi-Exhibition “Fragments” by Hiraki Sawa

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District,

The Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts (VCCA) proudly presents “Fragments”, an exhibition showcasing surreal art pieces by one of the top artists in Japan, Hikari Sawa. Through this exhibition, the VCCA hopes to bring video art closer to the public.

HCMC-Exhibition “ELLIPSIS”

Toong Minh Khai, 126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str, District 3

The “Ellipsis” exhibition is an attempt by 4 image-making artists: Danny Bach, Minh Pham, Dat Vu and Cietisoo Nguyen, to connect and share our personal approaches to photography and image-making with the creative community.

Free entrance

HCMC-Exhibition “Gang of Five Chancing Modern”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Curated by Le thuan Uyen, the exhibition surveys over three decades of artistic practices by five of the most important figures in the art scene of North Vietnam; Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh.

Featuring nearly forty paintings and numerous original historical materials (including reviews and interviews, archival images, exhibition guest books, two short film documentaries, and a timeline tracking the conception, development, and reunion of the Gang of Five, this is one of the few retrospective exhibitions staged in Vietnam that thoroughly documents the lives and preoccupations of local artists (and/or artist groups) of the 20th century.


For adults: VND 35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)



Hanoi-Cinema Space: “Cruel and Beautiful World” movie month

3 Aug – 7 Sep 2018, every Friday night at 7 or 7.30 pm

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi
Tel: 024 3936 6559
Email: khonggiandienanh@tpd.vn
Website: tpdmovie.com.vn
From TPD:

Cinema reflects life. Pain, sorrow, lost, anger, or joy, peace, beauty are all conveyed in a realistic manner. Cinema reflects real experiences, whether the experience is by choice or not. That is also the message behind.

In the next 1 month, TPD will introduce you to these very special movies, all with the theme of pain, of complicated relationships between people in a world that is cruel and beautiful at the same time.


Fri 03 Aug, 7.30 pm – IN A BETTER WORLD • Denmark/Sweden • 2010
R | 118′ | Drama • Romance
Original language: Danish
Director: Susanne Bier

Fri 10 Aug, 7 pm – PARIS, TEXAS • West Germany/France • 1984
147′ | Drama
Original language: English
Director: Wim Wenders

Fri 17 Aug, 7.30 pm – AMOUR • France/Germany/Austria • 2012
PG-13 | 127′ | Drama • Romance
Original language: French
Director: Michael Haneke

Fri 24 Aug, 7.30 pm – TROIS COULEURS: BLEU • France/Poland/Switzerland • 1993
R | 98′ | Drama • Music • Mystery
Original language: French
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Fri 31 Aug, 7 pm – DANCER IN THE DARK • Denmark • 2000
R | 140′ | Crime • Drama • Musical
Original language: English
Director: Lars Von Trier

Fri 07 Sep, 7 pm – BIUTIFUL • Mexico/Spain • 2010
R | 148′ | Drama • Romance
Original language: Spanish
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Language: Original languages with Vietnamese subtitles

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