June 8, 10, 15, 16, 22, 24, 7 pm
Jul 6, 8, 13, 14, 20, 22, 27, 28, 7 pm
Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District,
A significant symbol in both Vietnamese culture and daily life. It exists almost everywhere in Vietnam, though mainly in rural areas. The solid, straight and high bamboo trees represent the resilience, indomitability, and bravery of the Vietnamese people. Also, as the bamboo trees often grow in clusters with a strong vitality, it represents the solidarity of Vietnamese people as well as their diligence and loyalty to their homeland.
In preserving the beautiful culture, THE BAMBOO TALK is a journey imagined by the artists and dedicated to the audiences.
Featuring creative performance made of BAMBOO – the inspiration for all the shows.
Ticket: 700,000VND (dinner and 01 drink included)
– Please book your tickets 24 hours prior to the show
– The show is not for children under 8 years old
Hanoi-Experimental Concert “Playground”
June 15, 8 pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh district
The ‘Playground’ concert questions how a musical collaboration can be a creative process with a lot of fun and surprise.
Inspired by childhood imagination, childlike wonder and childhood memories, with the use of found objects, including toys and DIY instruments, the concert presents a challenge for the artists to construct their sonic language from simple or unexpected sound sources.
Surcharge: VND 150,000/person
Hanoi-‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production
June 12, 13, 15 and 16, 6pm
Vietnam Tuong Theatre, 51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district
A delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach.
Farming, the building activities, traditional games, and lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.
Ticket prices: VND 630,000- VND 1,050,000
Hanoi- Ionah Show
Star Galaxy, 87 Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh district
7:45 pm, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
A 75-minute Ionah Show featuring combination of circus, dance, music and theatrical arts, which offers a new look into Vietnamese art and culture.
The name “Ionah” would sound like a foreign name from a distant land, but it is in fact truly familiar. “Ionah” is “Hanoi” written in reverse, a gift originated from the a love for Hanoi.
Ticket prices: VND750,000 – VND 950,000
Rec Vietnam Road Tour 2018
Tour 2: 06 – 16 Jun 2018
Tour 3: 22 Jun – 02 Jul 2018
Various places from North to Central Vietnam
From the organizer:
– Over 20 different artists and bands
– Over 25 live shows from North to Central Vietnam
– 1 month of travelling live music
The La Belle et la Bête’s – Bloodshed – Bongwakers – Điếu Ục – Empty Spaces – GAI – Hanoi Dub Collective – HUB – Kaarnaak – LinhHafornow – Loopernatural – Mi Nombre Es Dolores – MNED – Mukang Fields – MXM – Project 420 – Rebel Monk – Sirens of Ha Long – The Tây Trâus – Tomes – WINDRUNNER – Zamina
Sun 10 Jun – Ha Tinh – MỘC
Mon 11 Jun – Thanh Hoa – Relax coffee
Tue 12 Jun – Nam Dinh – Fanxipan Studio
Wed 13 Jun – Nam Dinh – Fanxipan Studio
Fri 15 Jun – Hanoi – Sidewalk Hanoi – Bar / Kitchen / Events
Sat 16 Jun – Hanoi – Dao Anh Khanh Treehouse
Fri 22 Jun – Hanoi – Sidewalk Hanoi – Bar / Kitchen / Events
Sat 23 Jun – Hai Phong – TBC
Sun 24 Jun – Quang Ninh – 3MC MUSIC CAFE
Tue 26 Jun – Yen Bai – LaVieVuLinh
Wed 27 Jun – Yen Bai – LaVieVuLinh
Thu 28 Jun – Tuyen Quang – Green Vietnam JSC
Fri 29 Jun – Sapa – TBC
Mon 02 Jul – Hanoi – HUB Café
For more information, contact Rec Room at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is supported by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) of Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam.
HCMC-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture
6:00 pm, everyday except Sunday
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-“Ephemera” an exhibition by Marianne Smolska
Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District
An exhibition of “Ephemera” by French artist Marianne Smolska.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Calculus Exercise #6/5” by Nguyen Huy An
June 2 – 30
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 3716 3397
Opening hours: 8 am – 10.30 pm everyday
A solo exhibition by Nguyen Huy An, one of the most important contemporary artists in Vietnam today.
Known for his quiet, powerful paintings, installations and performance pieces, Huy An’s practice tends towards a minimal way of expression, using dark materials sourced from everyday life with an association to memories and personal experiences.
In this exhibition, Huy An shows small, simple, serene and poetic paintings on Dó paper portraying iconic rural sceneries alongside a continuation of his intriguing experimentation with conceptual writings.
Inspired by landscapes or historical relics in the North of Vietnam like Tản Viên Mountain or Hoàn Kiếm Lake or Phủ Giày and by lingering memories and symbols associated with countryside folktales, like the betel nut, spinach fences, the shadow of a buffalo or a village hall, originating from the Red River Delta, Huy An’s conceptual texts work as a visual archive of his memories and histories that relate to the social and political context of Northern Vietnam.
The vague, hopeless yet unquestionably determined acts described with every single sentence manifests the artist’s nostalgia for the old days as well as a melancholic irony as a response to the fast change of the country.
Hanoi- “Summer” an exhibition by Bui Trong Du
Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District
An exhibition by artist Bui Trong Du – the artist behind many impressive oil-on-canvas works of delicate simplicity with a strong identity of Vietnamese folk art.
With the theme “Summer”, the exhibition will create a unique experience for each audience member through the artist’s passion for lotus flowers.
Hanoi- Multisensory Exhibition “Tea Art”
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District
A multi-sensory exhibition on Shan tea, wild tea trees which are hundreds of years old, grown by ethnic minorities in the northern province of Ha Giang.
The project is the brainchild of Paris-based Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Thi Tuong Van, and brings together 5 excellent artists from 5 different fields to collaborate and give the audience an unprecedented experience: Nguyen Quynh Phuong – animator, Marcus Bowler – 3D artist, the late Gérald Gorridge – painter, Tran Thu Hang – sculptor, Ngo Hong Quang – artist/musician.
The exhibition is an experience that will gently awaken our 5 senses and bring visitors to the world of Shan tea through different art forms.
HCMC-Exhibition “Oration for Ten Types of Sentient Beings”
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
A solo exhibition by artist Pham Tran Viet Nam, curated by Tran Luong.
Inspired by the literature of the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du (1766-1820), the title of the exhibition reflects Nam’s frustration with an unjust world where humans are trapped within the cycle of life and death.
Tickets: For adults: VND 35,000; For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID); For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)
HCMC-Exhibition “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness”
118 Nguyen Van Thu street, Dakao ward, District 1
An exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung. Curated by Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, this is Truong’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade.
The exhibition invites viewers to enter Truong Cong Tung’s multidimensional reality through three main axes in the gallery space: vertically – with the ruptures in urban planning and propagated doctrine; horizontally – with mystical human-altered landscapes in agrarian territories; and diagonally – with a mirage of blazing images extracted from the virtual domain.