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Have disabilities, will dance

A performance of British contemporary dance company Candoco, in which a part of the cast are artists with disabilities. The troupe will perform in HCMC on October 3 A British troupe of eight artists, three of whom have physical disabilities, will perform in Ho Chi Minh City on October 3 after their last Sunday performance in Hanoi. Candoco, founded in 1991, will ... Read More »

The ordeals of the rich

Forbes still lists David Beckham among the top ten money makers among athletes worldwide despite his retirement from football in May. The fashion icon is known for his love of tattoos, which cover much of his upper body, but to the Brau people of Kon Tum Province in Vietnam’s central highlands, Beckham displays little in the way of wealth or ... Read More »

Japan art exhibition in Hanoi

Iwasaki Chihiro’s painting “Sunflower and Baby” (1971) The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Iwasaki Chihiro in Hanoi until October 27. The exhibition comes in cooperation with the Japan-based Chihiro Art Museum. Entitled “Iwasaki Chihiro and Vietnam”, the exhibition presents 40 selected artworks (32 of which are appearing in Vietnam for ... Read More »

Vietnamese, Thai artists to display artworks in Hanoi

“Young seed 2″ by Thai artist Worawut Thakaeo, one of many works on display in Hanoi this week A collection of works by Vietnamese and Thai artists — the product of a recent cultural exchange program – is being on display October 1-7 at Hanoi’s Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. The “Viet – Thai Art Exchange” includes art workshops, seminars and ... Read More »

European chamber music quartet to play Hanoi

Cellist Gauthier Herrmann, a member of Arties Quartet, who will perform in Hanoi at the end of the month Classical music group Arties Quartet will fill L’Espace in Hanoi with the European melodies of yesteryear on October 31. The 8 p.m. concert at the capital’s French cultural center comes as part of a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the ... Read More »

Drums and Voices to rock Vietnam’s capital

Drums and Voices, a troupe of musicians from seven Asian countries will perform in six ASEAN countries in October and November “Drums Voices,” a troupe featuring 12 instrumentalists from seven Asian countries will perform on October 17 and 18 at  the Au Co Arts Center in Hanoi. “Drums Voices” has been set up exclusively to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ... Read More »

Vietnamese fine art show heads to London

A watercolor on handmade paper by Vietnamese female artist Vu Thu Hien After a showing in New York last month, an exhibition of contemporary Vietnamese fine art curated by Raquelle Azran will move to London. “Worlds of Paper and Wood” will showcase the works of Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Vu Thu Hien, Phung Pham, Trinh Tuan and Vu Duc Trung ... Read More »

Hanoi and HCMC to host free Electronic Naps

Electronic Naps concerts will be held in Vietnam for the first time this month “Let’s wander around the park, lean against a chair or lie down on grass, close our eyes and discover sounds and the world of music,” say organizers of “Sieste Électronique” (Electronic Naps), to be held in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this month. The ... Read More »

Hanoi hosts retrospective on expressionist artist

“She couldn’t study”, an oil painting on paper by late artist Tran Trung Tin The first retrospective of unique pictorial creations by late painter Tran Trung Tin (1933– 2008) will be held at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi October 18 – 30. Said to be Vietnam’s greatest expressionist artist, Tin’s works done during the Vietnam War (1964–1975) capture ... Read More »

Southern metro to host Japan day this Sunday

A performance of drum band “Da Da Da Dan Tenko” from Japan This year, the annual Japan – Vietnam Cultural Exchange Festival will be held on Oct 6 in Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Cultural House to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Starting at 9 a.m., the Japan Day 2013 includes several activities which highlight the culture ... Read More »