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Cities offer summer treats for children

A scene from children’s play Hoang tu xau xi va Cong chua toc vang (Ugly prince and blonde princess) on Idecaf stage. A series of cultural activities for children are being held nationwide until August to provide quality entertainment for children during their summer vacation.  In Ho Chi Minh City, local artists from various genres including stage, movies, cai luong, ... Read More »

Vietnam singer to join Unit Asia for jazz concerts in Hanoi, HCMC

Unit Asia band members Isao “Sankichi” Miyoshi, Tung Duong and Koh Mr. Saxman (from left to right) performing at last year’s concert in Vietnam Vietnam’s Tung Duong will reunite with Unit Asia, which prides itself on having some of best vocalists in all of Asia, for concerts in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City later this month. The shows are organized by ... Read More »

The uncanny work of Sandrine Llouquet

‘Mout waiting’ (2013, pencil, watercolor, ink, blue pen on paper, 40.5 x 50.5 cm) by Sandrine Llouquet Renaissance-era wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosity, were personal and often seemingly random collections of treasured objects. Varying in sophistication and content, they were curated by individuals and aimed at delighting or impressing visitors. For her fourth solo exhibition with Galerie Quynh, Vietnamese-French artist ... Read More »

Saving souls

Ngo Thi Kim Cuc with some prized examples of her enormous collection It’s a common belief among the ethnic groups of Vietnam’s central highlands that every one of their artifacts, however humble or grand, contains a soul. Everything from a kitchen pot to a stilt house has its own soul, as do the all-important gongs and drums that stimulate and ... Read More »

And all that jazz

  Choreographer and dancer Huyen Ho says she feels as if jazz dancing was ‘destined’ for her The arrival of foreign reality shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” has sparked off a frenzy of interest in dancing. In Hanoi, dance studios cannot introduce new genres fast enough, with jazz being the most popular ... Read More »

South Korean star to sing in Hanoi

Cover of South Korea actor turned singer Lee Min Ho’s debut album My Everything The capital of Vietnam will be the last stop of South Korean actor turned singer Lee Min Ho’s “My Everything – World Tour 2013.” The concert, which will include a meeting with fans, will take place on August 3 at Quan Ngua Stadium, 30 Van Cao ... Read More »

South Korean star to sing in Hanoi

Cover of South Korea actor turned singer Lee Min Ho’s debut album My Everything The capital of Vietnam will be the last stop of South Korean actor turned singer Lee Min Ho’s “My Everything – World Tour 2013.” The concert, which will include a meeting with fans, will take place on August 3 at Quan Ngua Stadium, 30 Van Cao ... Read More »

Knight in shining armors

Film armor maker Pham Viet Cuong works on one of his latest samples which he says is for a general of the Tran Dynasty (1255-1400) who will wear it an upcoming 45-episode TV series He came close to killing himself when he was unable to survive with the income he earned from dancing, an art he had formally learnt. He ... Read More »

Knight in shining armors

Film armor maker Pham Viet Cuong works on one of his latest samples which he says is for a general of the Tran Dynasty (1255-1400) who will wear it an upcoming 45-episode TV series He came close to killing himself when he was unable to survive with the income he earned from dancing, an art he had formally learnt. He ... Read More »

My child, my soul

Nguyen Trong Doan poses with one of his ceramic works at his house in Hanoi Nguyen Trong Doan did what was unthinkable to most: in a country where ceramic art goes back thousands of years, he dared to make a clean break with tradition and created his own style of pottery. The reward? His ceramics are named for him. Doan ... Read More »