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  • | dtinews.vn | October 07, 2019 11:15 AM

Hanoi-Theater: “The Girl Kieu”

Oct 12 and 13, 8 pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

“Truyện Kiều” (The Story of Kieu) is considered to be the single most important work of Vietnamese literature. The beauty of its language and the vast array of extreme life situations and hopes in this narrative, the miraculous rescue of Kieu and restoration of her life in dignity form an integral part of Vietnam’s intellectual cultural heritage.

The epic was first time published in German in 1964 (by Irene and Franz Faber). Translations help to lift Truyện Kiều into the rank of world literature. Nguyen Du belongs to the world literary canon like Cervantes, Chekhov, Shakespeare and Goethe. It even appeals to those who don’t know much about Vietnam – it’s the girl’s story that moves readers. It has thus become a medium of cultural understanding and rapprochement with Vietnam.

In appreciation of the translation and in veneration of the original and the poet Nguyen Du, the Goethe-Institut has invited four directors to unfold their original and fresh approaches to this subject matter. For the epic heritage of an epic lives on only if it passes the test of time again and again.

Ticket prices: 150,000vnd – 200,000vnd.

Hotline for tickets: 024 2240 9025 – 024 3943 4673

Or order online at: https://datve.nhahattuoitre.vn

Hanoi- Water puppet shows

2:15pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, and 9:15pm

Thang Long water puppet theatre, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street,

Tickets: VND100,000 - VND60,000

HCMC – Concert “Hanoise”

Oct 12, 8 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music,112 Nguyen Du Street

The Vietnamese world premiere of “Hanoise”, a new composition of Vu Nhat Than, the Vietnamese first performance of Olivier Messiaen’s famous piece: “Quartet for the end of time” make this evening the pinnacle of concerts of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble in 2019. The two guest soloists from Germany are international well known stars in their field, Nina Janßen-Deinzer, clarinet and Lucas Fels, cello. Together with the Hanoi New Music Ensemble they start the evening with Jörg Widmann’s “Fieberphantasie” for piano, string quartet and clarinet.

Conductor Honna Tetsuji

Free entry

HCMC-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6pm on October 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

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

‘Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture’ features 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 “Bui Xuan Phai and Hanoi”
Opening: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 3.30 pm
Exhibition: 10 – 25 Oct 2019
Hanoi Museum, Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, My Dinh District

An exhibition of paintings by the late Vietnamese painter Bui Xuan Phai.

This is the first showcase of Bui Xuan Phai’s painting in Vietnam to use the 3D mapping technique and multimedia, including a light and sound system, to create an impressive exhibition space full of colors.

Some 100 paintings by the late artist will be on show, characterized by the three following themes:
– “Phai’s streets”
– “Phai’s chèo” (chèo is a traditional form of Vietnam’s musical theatre)
– “Phai and friends”

The interactive exhibition will provide audiences with a new visual and auditory experience and help them get a better understanding of Bui Xuan Phai’s work.

Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “Days in the Sun”

Matca Space for Photography, 48 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District,

A documentary photo exhibition on the remarkable life of Nguyen Van Chanh, the owner of the famous Luminor Photo photography stores in the North of Vietnam during the French colonial period.

Hanoi-IN SITU – An Exhibition by Six

Manzi Exhibition Space, 2 Hang Bun lane,

As suggested by the name ‘In Situ’ – a Latin phrase meaning ‘in the original place’, ‘appropriate position’, or ‘natural arrangement’ – the exhibition not only showcases the latest artworks dedicated to Manzi by Nguyen Phi Phi Oanh, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Tren Nam, Nguyen Duc Phuong and Nguyan Minh Thanh, but also serves as the grand opening for Manzi’s new exhibition space.

HCMC-Exhibitions “Necessary Fictions” & “Broken Relationships”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

The Factory is delighted to invite you to the opening of 2 new exhibitions: ‘Necessary Fictions’ by Tammy Nguyen and Ha Ninh Pham; along with ‘Broken Relationships’ by Nguyen Ngoc Thach.


For adults: VND50,000
For students: VND40,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)

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