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What's on June 24-30 (Daily updated)
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MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

Hanoi - Hanoi Dance Fest 2019


June 28 and 30

Performance by Vietnamese and international dancers.

The festival will include six dances choreographed and performed by artists under 34 years old.

“The festival aims to create a stage for young and talented choreographers,” said the festival's art director and acting director of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) Trần Ly Ly.

Hanoi-‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production



6pm, June 28 and 19

Vietnam Tuong Theatre

51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district

Lang Toi (My Village) is 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, building activities, traditional games, and the lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated through 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 700,000- VND 1,050,000

Hoi An – Seaphony x Famlab: Concert


Concert: Jun 25, 6 pm
Dong Hiep Cultural Park, Hoi An

British Council in Vietnam, Lune Production and Phu Sa Lab present:

The FAMLAB Residency and Concert takes place in close relation to indigenous music from the Vietnamese regions of North West, Central Highlands and South Central (where a large Cham population are based, with the participation of master musicians from the provinces of Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Gia Lai, Dak Lak and Binh Thuan.

Working in artistic advisors and co-ordinators roles are artists from Phu Sa Lab (Hanoi): Nguyen Nhat Ly (music director for Lune Production performances such as My Village, A o, Palao, etc.), Nguyen Duc Minh and Quyen Thien Dac, alongside a special guest: composer Ngoc Dai. Other notable names include the Dan Do Group (known for self-made instruments inspired by both indigenous music and quotidian objects), and singer Do Nguyen Mai Khoi.

The initiative also features three contemporary Scottish musicians known for their innovative approaches to sonic traditions: Tom Bancroft (drum set and bodhran drum), Esther Swift (harp) and David Shedden (bagpipes), as such creating a platform for exploring symbiosis and resonances between Vietnam’s and Scotland’s indigenous music forms, in all their parallels.

HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, June 24, 25, 30

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

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

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EXHIBITION

Hanoi- Exhibition “Cloud”

Opening: Jun 27
Exhibition: Jun 27 – July 17, 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm
VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

A group exhibition “Cloud” by Vũ Bình Minh, Nguyễn Đoan Ninh, Nguyễn Văn Chung, Nguyễn Quang Hoan, Trịnh Minh Đức, Nguyễn Ngọc Liêm và Lưu Cường.

Hanoi-The Lacquer Story: Dialogue “Cua Vong”


June 23 – July 31, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)


Cuci Art Studio, 2nd floor, 25 Hang Bun street, Ba Dinh district

A special interior décor in sacred worship spaces. Cua Vong is a door frame that is divided into three parts. The right and left ones are attached to the pair of columns, close to the pair of parallel phrases or text of the horizontal lacquered board/panel above.

Gathering lacquer artists and contemporary multimedia artists, this exhibition illuminates the lacquer arts historical aesthetic through time by creating a dialogue between the medium of lacquer and “Cua Vong”.

The exhibition features works by eight artists: Nguyen Truong Linh, Nguyen Hong Phuong, Nguyen Doan Ninh, Nguyen Tuan Cuong, Chu Viet Cuong, Vu Duc Trung, Cong Quoc Thang, Pham Hoai Anh.

Fifteen art works will be showcased consisting of twelve paintings, two installations, and one performance.

Hanoi- Exhibition “Plastic Planet”

June 21– August 18 (Tuesday – Sunday), 10 am – 8 pm

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan District

Six giant artworks on display bring to the community the message of mindful use of plastic and limiting the negative effect it has to the environment.

Participating artists had meticulously and elaborately built 6 installations, sculptures, and interaction works named: Ocean; Field; Tornado; Shelter; Secret box; Family. The works are made from used plastic products such as straws, nylon, water bottles, household appliances. All create a world of colourful plastic art, but also a prompt reminder of the real world where plastic is omnipresent: in nature, in daily life, on the body, in life of all creatures including humans.

HCMC-Exhibition “am sang” by Nguyen Huy An

June 13 – July 27, 10 am – 7 pm (Tue – Sat)

Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu street, Dakao ward, District 1

Am sang, a phrase invented by the artist, communicates a sensation of light, shadows, and reflections. While sang is translated as ‘light’, am refers to yin (the female principle in nature) and suggests the spiritual world.

In “am sang”, Huy An finds inspiration in the rich folk and religious traditions of Northern Vietnam – scavenging relics, curiosities and memories from temple sites, theatres and distinguished actors.

HCMC-Exhibition “Interface” by Oanh Phi Phi



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


The first solo show by Oanh Phi Phi in Ho Chi Minh City.

The art of Oanh Phi Phi is primarily a relationship between lacquer, light and movement. In her works, Oanh Phi Phi seeks to challenge the assumption of form, capacity and definition of lacquer, preferring to argue its immersive (as opposed to optical/decorative) powers.

HCMC- Exhibition “My Marriage” by Vo Thuy Tien

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

An ongoing project by Vo Thuy Tien, which delves into the different layers of the artist’s personal life, and explores ideas of marriage and motherhood, domesticity and the family, and the complexity of love and relationships.

Tickets: VND 50,000 – VND 40,000 for students

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