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Music – Poem Night “Strange Wharf”

Sat 13 April 2013, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to a Music – Poem night “Strange wharf”. Based on a poem – writting “Strange wharf” by poet Dang Dinh Hung, musician Phan Nam will write short pieces for the instruments: drum, guitar, Vietnamese two-chord fiddle, piano as a dialogue with “Strange wharf “.

With three voices speaking: baritone, ténor, bass, we hope Strange wharf is going to have a new approach to the public.

Le Thiet Cuong : Director
Phan Nam : Music director and percussion
Nha Uyen, Giang Trang : Poem reading
Nguyen Van Tuan : Guitar
Nguyen Tuan Nam : Piano
Nguyen Quoc Hung : Vietnamese two-chord fiddle


Price: 120 000 VND
Tickets for members of L’Espace and students: 60 000 VND
Tickets are now available at L’Espace.

Screening of “Intouchables”

Fri 12 Apr 2013, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening “1+1” (France, 2011, 112 minutes)  of director Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. The film has received 14 awards and 18 nominations in many film festivals. The film is “the second success in the French cinema history!”. For more information, see below:

Film’s synopsis: A rich quadriplegic, living in a mansion in Paris, requires a live-in carer. A young offender turns up for an interview, but he is not really looking to get the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. The two men then develop a close friendship.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitle


Ticket price: 20 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 10 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

HITS Spring Shorts

11, 12 and 13 Apr 2013, 8 pm
Chez Xuan
No 41 /76 lane, An Duong Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Spring Shorts will be a much shorter run than many of the HITS productions, just three shows and only 130 tickets per night so don’t miss out.
Show includes adult themes, may not be suitable for children.

Doors at 8pm, show start 8.30, afterparty 10 until late.

DJs Thursday Chad Parks, Friday Vaughan, Saturday Kulture

Language: English

Tickets: 150.000 VND (show and afterparty) 50.000 VND (afterparty only).
Advance tickets for the show will be available soon from Puku and from sponsor Joma (Westlake).

Subscription Concert Vol.59 “Tchaikovsky Night”

04 and 05 Apr 2013, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the with conductor SHINOZAKI Yasuo, piano soloist Tran Thi Tam Ngoc and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. For more information about the program and tickets, see below:


Marche Slave op.31
Piano Concerto No.1
Symphony No.5

Ticket prices: 200000, 350000, 500000 VND. All Tickets available at Hanoi Opera House – 1 Trang Tien or can book over
For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996, 35651806, 66617859.

Book Launch “Vietnamese Contemporary Art 1990 – 2010″

Thu 04 Apr 2013, 6.30 pm
Goethe Institut
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học, Ba Đình Dist., Hà Nội

Come to the book launch of “Vietnamese Contemporary Art 1990 – 2010″ by authors Bui Nhu Huong and Pham Trung with participation of Đinh Q Lê talking about documenta 13 and moderator Uyên Ly.

„We do not have the ambition of including all of the artistic practices in contemporary art in recent years; It is also hard to define what is currently new in the art scene. We can only try to discuss a few characteristics, a few early observations that reflect the momentary nature of art.”

In spite of this modest statement, Bui Nhu Huong and Pham Trung – two art researchers and critics who have published many writings about Vietnamese fine arts – present a comprehensive outline of „Vietnamese Contemporary Art 1990-2000” reflected in 26 selected artist biographies. After the release of the English version last year, the Vietnamese version has followed recently, in a completely revised visual design. The Goethe-Institut Hanoi is proud to host this book presentation, with the participation of the two authors and the artist Dinh Q Le from HCMC as well as many personalities of the Hanoian art scene. For artists and audiences this is an opportunity to carry on the dialogue and discuss about Vietnamese contemporary art.

Nhu Huong (1953) graduated from Mendeleev Institute, Moscow, Russia. Pham Trung (1965) graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Arts, BFA and 2002 from Hanoi University of Culture, MA. Both of them are working as art critics and researchers at Fine Art Research Institute – Vietnam University of Fine Arts.

Dinh Q Le (Le Quang Dinh) was born in 1968, he lives and works in HCMC and in the US. He has a long history of professional artistic practice and has participated in many international exhibitions. Aside from his art practice, Dinh Q. Le is also a curator, a social activist and the co-founder of San Art in HCMC, a non-profit art gallery for contemporary artists.

Free Admission.

German and Swiss Artists at Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival

Rocking the stage on the second day at Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival 2013 (DJ night) are the energetic duo Pitch Tuner from Germany and Mimetic from Switzerland.

The History of Pitchtuner starts with a mix tape when Miki Yoshimura on her stop in Germany saw a show of Johannes Marx’s former band Planet 9 and asked him for a tape afterwards. Planet 9 had only released vinyl, so they had to make an appointment to make things happen. And things did happen! Shortly after, they formed Pitchtuner and since then has toured through Europe, Japan China, releasing three albums to date, and ruining several cars and tour buses.

Pitchtuner built its style around a great combination of indie DIY spirit + 100% dance floor compatibility. Music critics loved their sound describing them as “Rocking Pop on electronic basics: smart and naive at the same time, exotic by nature, freshly grooving”

Jerome Soudan aka Mimetic is the artistic director of Electron Festival but also a prolific artist composing and performing for Art Zoyd and his solo project Mimetic. With a long and respected career on his hands counting already more than fifteen years on the music circuit, he produces sharp intelligent dancefloor electronica with powerful rich kicking beats.

Having a classical background, Soudan, through his project Mimetic has won one Qwartz award, worked with prestigious Dance Companies (Den Hagen NDT, Carol Brown, etc.) and collaborated with artists such as Von Magnet, Terence Fixmer, Column One, among others. Counting 15 releases through Ant-Zen, Hands, Prikosnovenie and LAM, he performed live on really different stages like Reworks Festival (Greece), Koneisto Festival (Finland), Présences électronique (Paris), Insomnia Festival, (Norway) Maschinenfest (Krefeld), Patchwork Festival, (Paris), Providence (US), Kobe Underground Festival (Japan) or Chicago International Movies Music Festival (US)….

Exhibition “Endoscopy”

Opening: Sat 30 Mar, 5 pm
Exhibition: 30 Mar – 13 Apr 2013
Art Talk Cafe
12 Quan Su street, Hanoi

Come to an exhibition “Endoscopy” by artist Doan Hoang Lam. In this exhibition, Doan Hoang Lam will introduce 11 paintings made from pieces of X-ray film to capture the human body that he collected from the hospital.

From 1 visual material: x-ray films, the artist want to elicit the thinking about human nature. From that we can suggest the nature of the cross-correlation as well as the effects, conflicts between individuals in existence.

Screening of “The Red Chapel”

Tue 02 Apr 2013, 7.30 pm
Snap Cafe
32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, Dist 2

Come to the screening of The Red Chapel. Det Røde Kapel (The Red Chapel) is a Danish documentary film directed by Mads Brügger. It chronicles the visit of Brügger and two Danish comedians to North Korea under the pretense of a small theatre troupe on a cultural exchange. The entire trip is a ruse, The trio are actually trying to get a chance to show you the absurdity of the pantomime life they are forced to lead in North Korea. It is shocking, funny, wildly outrageous and at times deeply emotional as the disability of one of the comedians is dealt with by the regime.

The film won Best Nordic Documentary at Nordisk Panorama 2009 and Best Foreign Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it was included in the Official Selection. It is filmed and edited by René Johannsen.

This film does not have Vietnamese subtitles, this film is not suitable for children.

Free entry.

By vivian