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What's on July 15-21 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | July 15, 2019 05:09 PM

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

July 16, 17, 19 and 20, 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, 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: VND700,000- VND 1,600,000

HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production

From July 15 to 19, 6pm

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Featuring 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

HCMC – Ballet Performance “Carmen”

Jul 20 and 21, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1

In HBSO’s excellent production the iconic image of a bull’s head stares down from a red background and forms a potent overseer of proceedings. The line of motionless costumed figures that features several times is both surprising and effective. Nguyen Thu Trang is considered the perfect fit the role of Carmen with her charm and admirable personality. Ho Phi Diep will play Don Jose, Nguyen Luong Hoa as the toreador Escamillo, and Thach Hieu Lang as Fate, a figure covered entirely in black who intermingles with the human characters without their entirely noticing.

The atmosphere throughout is tense while remaining tautly lyrical, and the result is utterly mesmerizing. The staging is by People’s Artist Kim Quy.

The first two ballets, performed before the interval, are “Falling Angels” and “Dépaysement”. “Falling Angels” is a very short piece about the challenges of being gay. Choreographed by Nguyen Phuc Hung, it will be performed by Do Hoang Khang Ninh and Sung A. Lung (who was partly responsible for the work’s inception). “Depaysement” (which means ‘disorientation’ in French) was choreographed by Julien Guerin to music by Chopin, Satie, Faure, Beethoven and Albinoni.

Ticket prices are from 300,000 to 650,000 VND, with a special price for students of 80,000 VND on production of a valid student’s card.
Booking and delivery: 028 38237419, Ms. Ngoc: 0903604539
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn



Hanoi-Exhibition “Cloud”

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

A group exhibition “Cloud” by Vu Bình Minh, Nguyen Doan Ninh, Nguyen Van Chung, Nguyen Quang Hoan, Trinh Minh Duc, Nguyen Ngoc Liem and Luu Cuong.

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 have 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 “Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)”

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


6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

Yohei Yama returns to Vin Gallery with his second solo with the gallery, four years after “The Power of Semiosis” (2015). Yama derives his works from nature, spinning the waves of the cosmos and webbing together the rhythm of natural forces. His oeuvre is distinguishable by its repetition and layering of lines, colour, pattern and more often than not creating optical effects that swell and vibrate.

“Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)” envisions the universe and it’s life-cycles where the future becomes the present and the present becomes the past.

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