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Events in Hanoi & HCMC on January 22-28

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Events in Hanoi, HCMC on January 22-28


Hanoi-First Ballet Performance “The Nutcracker” by Kid Dancers in Vietnam

Jan 28, 7.30 pm,

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

A performance of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker” performed in its entirety by 110 Vietnamese kid dancers, aged 4-17.

Apart from the young dancers coming from top-notch art schools in Vietnam, the performance will also feature 100 kid dancers trained by leading Vietnamese choreographers.

Ticket prices: VND1.000.000 – VND1.500.000 (VIP)/ ticket

Hanoi- Cultural Show in Vietnam: “The Quintessence of Tonkin”

7.30 pm, every Tuesday

Baara Land, Da Phuc village, Sai Son commune, Quoc Oai district, 

Featuring over 200 performers, an interactive stage and state-of-the-art technology. It highlights the compelling elements of Vietnam culture but present them in a modern and innovative way.

Ticket: Silver: VND 800,000 | Gold: VND 900,000 | Platinum: VND 1,200,000

Dalat-Cherry blossoms festival

Jan 26-28

Tuyen Lam Lake

Featuring water music concerts, nights of gong performances and a photo exhibition by noted local photographer MPK

HCMC-OHY's LIVE music session

8pm, every Thursday night

OHY Sky Lounge & Dining

25-26-27F, Centec Tower, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D1, 

The Yellow Bongo: A 19-year old live band that have conquered countless famous bars and pubs in Saigon with splendid performances and heartwarming vocals.

Hanoi-Travelling Exhibition “Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke”

Opening: Jan 24, 6 pm
Exhibition: Jan 24 – Mar 15, 8.30 am – 6 pm

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street

Presenting 65 works by contemporary netsuke carvers and artists. A netsuke is a non-slip toggle that has been used since the Edo period (1603-1868) to secure the small personal items such as money pouches, inro-(medicine container), or tobacco containers worn suspended on cords from the obi (a sash worn with kimono). These practical objects were created by and for the common people and greatly enjoyed by them. As Western clothing was adopted from the Meiji period (1868-1911) on, however, netsuke disappeared from daily life in Japan. Meanwhile, with the interest in Japonisme in Europe and America in the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, netsuke came to be exported in large numbers and were highly regarded as art or craft objects in other countries. In Japan, meanwhile, some netsuke enthusiasts and carvers managed to keep the tradition alive. Since the 1970s, a new genre, contemporary netsuke, has taken shape, inspired by new sensibilities and ideas. Today, contemporary netsuke carvers continue to ply their craft, steadily producing to new works.

This exhibition focuses on contemporary netsuke.

No closed days except Vietnamese Tet holidays from 13-21 February

Free of admission

Hanoi- Augmented Reality Exhibition “Joy”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

12 artists in the field of illustration, typography, directing, and GIF’s have collaborated with the MNSTR Agency to create an exhibition on augmented reality, bringing an exciting experience to the public. The exhibited artworks will come to life when viewed via a mobile application. A fun and poetic experience in which the audiences travel through crafts and digital artworks; paper and screen, silence and sound.

Free entry

Hanoi- Exhibition “Encounters”

Vietnam Women’s Museum, 3rd floor, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, 

“Encounters” presents photography, video, audio and installation works by young artists – three of them have an older sibling with autism: Trinh Mai Chi, PQN, Quynh, and three have a passion for photography: Le Anh Dung, Duong Thuy Ly, Tram. The exhibition is a part of a participatory research into autism through visual arts. The artists come from various backgrounds and are still new to practicing arts.

Hanoi- Silk Painting Exhibition by Vu Dinh Tuan

Until Jan 28

Hanoi Studio Gallery, 13 Trang Tien Street

Introducing a collection of 21 silk paintings by Vu Dinh Tuan, an artist – with his distinctive style – who has charmingly contributed to the art of silk painting in the Vietnamese contemporary art scene over the last decade.

HCMC-Exhibition “Guerilla Tactics” by Nguyen Quoc Chanh

Saigon Domaine, Ground Floor, 1057 Bình Quoi Street, Ward 28, Binh Thanh District

The first solo exhibition of ceramics by Nguyen Quoc Chanh, an acclaimed poet, admired by his peers and audiences both in Vietnam and overseas.

HCMC-Exhibition “Remnant” by Le The Lam

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Featuring different states of a ‘silent death’, using the presence of closed coffins and lingering shadow-like humans, interspersed at times with words. These are fantasy scenarios played out in the artist’s mind, situated within various imagined environments that suggest an affliction with his surroundings. In addition to his dark palette, Lam presents a combination of sculptural forms where the particular light and shadow depicted in his paintings render the ambiance walled and claustrophobic.


For adults: VND 35,000
For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

HCMC-Exhibition “Empty Forest” by Tuan Andrew Nguyen

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di Street, District 2

A solo exhibition by Tuan Andrew Nguyen which showcases film, sculpture, photography and performance – revealing a landscape where the industry of ailing spiritual beliefs is feeding the most wretched of human desires, to irreversible effect.


Source: Dtinews/Hanoigrapevines 

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