A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events will take place in in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Flamenco Dance Show “The Small Things”
8pm on November 6
Vietnam National Academy of Music
77 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District,
The flamenco dance show “The Small Things” features the performance of dancer Úrsula López.
“The Small Things” is the latest flamenco project by Spanish dancer Úrsula López. In “The Small Things”, she ‘confronts’ the dance floor with her experience, showing us the little details that make up flamenco – her world.
Night of Experimental Music “Sound of the Mountain”
8pm on November 10
Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh Street,
‘Sound of the Mountain’ is an experimental concert featuring the Canadian artists – Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen – with special guest artist Ngo Tra My (dan bau – one-string zither).
Monsoon Music Festival 2017
5-11:45pm on November 10-12
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Quan Thanh Street, Ba Dinh District,
Monsoon Music Festival (MMF) 2017 will feature 13 performances by talented artists from all over the world: Vietnam, Belgium, the UK, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, Slovakia, Israel and Estonia.
With a diverse combination of music genres and styles, MMF will surely please everyone who visits the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long this November.
Combo 03 days: Early Bird Combo GA: 499,000 VND (closed) – Combo GA: 660,000 VND
01 day ticket: Early Bird GA: VND220,000 (closed) – GA: VND330,000 – VIP: VND550,000
Classical Music Concert “Autumn Bamboo 2″
8pm on November 10-11
24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
The Vietnamese ‘Suc Song Moi’ bamboo orchestra, the Japanese Waraku bamboo orchestra and the Hanoi Voices choir will reunite on the stage of L’Espace for two exceptional concerts.
Singers and musicians from several countries will perform classic works by French and Vietnamese composers, under the baton of conductor Dong Quang Vinh.
Ticket: VND300,000 (Type A) – VND190,000 (Type B) – VND120,000 (L’Espace members) – VND90,000 (students).
Second International Watercolor Biennale
No. 2 Pham Hung Street, Nam Tu Liem District,
The second International Watercolour Biennale is co-organised by the International Watercolour Society in Vietnam and Hanoi Museum.
The exhibition will display 217 artworks by 216 watercolour artists from 45 countries from around the world. In particular, with the participation of world-class watercolor artists such as: Uruguayan-Australian artist Alvaro Castagnet, Liu Yi, Amit Kapoor.
Exhibition “Gang of Five, Chancing Modern”
Vietnam Film Studio
No. 4 Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi
The Gang of Five, members Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh hold an esteemed position in the history of fine art in Vietnam’s post-Doi Moi (Reform) era. They emerged in the early 80’s as Vietnam was struggling to rebuild after decades of war. Five male artists bound by friendship and a passion to express themselves freely without constraint, with a hope for the future that in the past was inconceivable, they pursued their dreams and consequentially inspired others to follow suit.
The exhibition takes place at the Vietnam Film Studio where the new works of the artists will be presented along with a collection of archival materials highlighting a journey that traces their aesthetic development; the unique separate-togetherness that sustained the Gang of Five; the social environment that might have contributed to their acclaim, while at the same time concealed their practices from a thorough historical art discourse.
Exhibition “Empathy Architecture”
83 Lang Ha Street, Dong Da District,
Nanoco gallery presents another architectural exhibition by the V-Architecture company with the topic “Empathy Architecture”.
The exhibition will display the most recent works by V-Architecture. The architects will share their experiences, which will help the audience to understand more about the application of empathy in architecture, or how architecture will become a way of empathising with people.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Concert “A Night of Italian Music”
8pm on November 8,
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square. District 1,
The concert will feature the finest of Italian music compositions. Violinist Vinh Pham will showcase his virtuosity with Paganini’s Concerto No. 1 in D. Major, accompanied by the world acclaimed arias by HBSO’s opera talents and Saigon Ladies Singers.
Ticket: VND550,000 – VND400,000 – VND200,000 – VND150,000 – VND80,000
Exhibition “Spirit of Friendship’
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
Come to a survey exhibition highlighting the role and contribution of the friendships between artist in furthering the development of the experimental art practice in Vietnam, since 1975, featuring 22 artist-groups from across the country.
As an educational display, it gives recognition to how ‘friendship’ continues to further the testing and encouraging of ideas among artists, beyond what was officially understood, taught, or predominantly exhibited in Vietnam at that time, believing their art worthy of more than catering to ideological/formal and touristic (commercial) demands.
Tickets: VND 35,000 (adults) – VND 25,000 (students)
Exhibition “Paradise Lost” by Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,
‘Paradise Lost’ by Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong (born 1971) will bring visitors to a world where the familiar is made strange, the mundane mythologised and the symbolic re-arranged. Through the shifting of shapes and twisting of material, images and objects from the everyday world are taken out of context, heightened with a sense of ambiguity, asking us to look beyond what our first glance has to offer.
Ticket: VND35,000 – VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) – free for children under 16.