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Japanese non-verbal performance to highlight life in Vietnam

A non-verbal performance titled ‘Without Signal’ by director Onodera Shuji will be presented at the Tuoi Tre (Youth) Theatre on March 30-31, showing his view of the life of Vietnamese people. The performance will be presented on March 30-31.   The play was created on September 2017 after workshops and rehearsals with Vietnamese artists. It was ... Read More »

Thanh Le pottery exhibition opens at book street

An exhibition on Thanh Le pottery opens at Ho Chi Minh City Book Street from March 19-25. Thanh Le pottery exhibition opens at book street The event introduces to viewers ceramic products which have diverse designs and sophisticated patterns featuring Vietnamese cultural characteristics, such as Vietnamese woman wearing an Ao Dai, calligraphers writing and selling nice words written in calligraphy ... Read More »

Mozart’s great symphony to be performed in Vietnam

The Symphony No. 41 – one of the most famous works of the world’s musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be performed by artists of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera in a concert in the evening of March 29. Symphony No. 41 of Mozart will be performed in Vietnam  The concert will be conducted by ... Read More »

HCM City Book Festival 2018 opens

The 10th HCM City Book Festival, themed “Books – Culture, Integration and Development”, opened at the Le Van Tam Park in District 1 on March 19. Delivering his opening remark, General Director of the Saigon Culture Company Truong Van Hien, head of the organising board, said this is a special festival featuring culture. It is not only a festival of ... Read More »

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on March 19-25

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES  Hanoi-Piano Recital “Kaleidoscope” Mar 24, 8 pm,  L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street Featuring the talented pianist Trang Trinh. Performances of: twelve variations of ‘Ah! I will tell you, mother’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Francis Poulenc’s ‘Varied Piano Theme’, Franz Liszt’s ‘Danse macabre’, and many more. Ticket price: VND210,000 – VND130,000 for L’Espace members – VND100,000 for students ... Read More »

Quang Ninh: Cua Ong Temple Festival kicks off

The Cua Ong Temple Festival, which was recently recognised as national special intangible cultural heritage, opened in Cam Pha City, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on March 18. Palanquin procession at the Cua Ong Temple Festival  The temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, the third son of Tran Hung Dao – the supreme commander of Vietnam. He was ... Read More »

Hanoi to host photo exhibition on beauty

An exhibition showcasing foreign people and international landscapes through the lens of Vietnamese photographers will open at Vietnam Art Photograph Archives and Exhibition Centre on Ton That Thuyet Street on March 17. Sydney Opera House, photo by Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Anh Thu The exhibition will display 135 photographs capturing the natural beauty, architecture and unique features in daily activities, cultural ... Read More »

History of Reunification Palace goes on show

A special exhibition unveiling hundreds of artifacts about the history of the Reunification Palace, the former seat of the South Vietnamese regime, is now open to public viewing for free until March 23. Foreign consul generals visit the exhibition about the history of the Reunifi cation Palace The “From Norodom Palace to Independence Palace 1868-1966” exhibition features more than 800 ... Read More »

Cherry blossom festival set for late this month in Hanoi

The Japanese cherry blossom festival is slated for March 23 to 26 in the capital city of Hanoi, as part of cultural exchange activities to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam. Visitors are seen at the 2017 cherry blossom festival in Hanoi  The Japanese Embassy in Vietnam said in a statement that ... Read More »

Russian contemporary ballet to be performed in Hanoi

Dancers from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) will perform The Firebird ballet in a contemporary style featuring Vietnamese folk dance at Hanoi Opera House on March 15-16. Dancers Phan Van Luong and Dam Han Giang in The Firebird ballet. Courtesy Photo of VNOB. The Firebird by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was first performed in Paris in 1910. The ... Read More »