Subscription Concert Vol. 85

15 and 16 Oct 2015, 8 pm

The Grand Concert Hall

Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi

You are invited to the concert Vol. 85 with:

– Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

– Soprano: Ha Pham Thang Long

– Cello Soloist: Maximilian Hornung

– Viola Soloist: Nguyen Nguyet Thu

and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra


R. Strauss

Vier letzte Lieder – Vietnam Premier

R. Strauss

Don Quixote, Op. 35 – Vietnam Premier


Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND.

All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.

For free delivery, call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Science Film Festival 2015: “The World of Light”

Science Film Festival 2015 in 8 cities and provinces: 11 Oct – 06 Dec 2015

Hà Nội, Vĩnh Phúc, Thái Nguyên, Thái Bình, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam – Hội An, Đak Lak, TP HCM

The eleventh edition of the Science Film Festival is once again an opportunity for children and adolescents to experience science at first hand. This year, it’s all about the topic of light: What exactly are laser beams and how can they be used? Why do rainbows happen? And how can fireflies glow in the dark? The Festival is participating in the “International Year of Light 2015”, which was launched by the UN to explore the importance of light and light-based technologies on humanity and planet Earth.

A selection of 13 films from 5 countries was made to encourage scientific awareness in young people in both urban and rural areas. In the past years, numerous children and adolescents in Vietnam have already been able to participate in this popular programme throughout 13 cities and provinces.

Join in and discover…

In Vietnam, the Science Film Festival will take place between 11.10. and 06.12.2015 for the fifth time already. On Sunday, 11.10.2015, there will be film screenings and many activities to discover for children and parents at the Kim Dong Cinema. Four short films will offer insights into laws of nature, environmental protection and light technologies: “How Does A Rainbow Happen”, “House of Little Scientists: Bubbles”, “Bright Night – How light pollutes the environment”, and “The Light Elephant”.

The next day, on 12.10.2015, will be the opening of the school activities at the Le Quy Don school in Hanoi. On both days, visitors can experience the topic of light by short films, hands-on experiments and games.

For the Activity Days on the 18.10 and 15.11.2015, all children, adolescents and adults are invited to the Goethe-Institut to join in and discover science and technology with their own hands.

Until the 6.12.2015, the programs will be screened at schools in eight different places (Hà Nội, Vĩnh Phúc, Thái Nguyên, Thái Bình, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam-Hội An, Đak Lak, Hồ Chí Minh City).


October 11 – December 06 in 8 cities & provinces

Hà Nội, Vĩnh Phúc, Thái Nguyên, Thái Bình, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam – Hội An, Đak Lak, TP HCM

11.10. Opening in Kim Dong Cinema, 3 pm

19 Hang Bai, Hanoi

12.10. Le Quy Don primary school

My Dinh 2, Nam Tu Liem, Ha Noi

Activity Days

October 18 and November 15, 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Spanish Concert at Vietnam National Academy of Music

Wed 14 Oct 2015, 8 pm

The Grand Concert Hall

Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi

Come to Spanish concert at Vietnam National Academy of Music with:

– Conductor: David Gómez Ramírez

– Violin Soloist: Anna Sowanna Takeda

– Guitar Soloist: Nguyen Thanh Hang

and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra.


Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909)

Sevilla, Nº 3 from Suite Española Op. 47 [4´]

Pablo de SARASATE (1844-1908)

Fantasía sobre la Ópera “Carmen”, Op. 25 [13´30”]


Aires Gitanos, Op. 20 [ 9´]

Soloist (violin): Anna Sowanna Takeda (Japan)


Miguel ASINS ARBÓ (1916-1996)

Serenata Española [4´]

Joaquín RODRIGO (1901-1999)

Adagio, from Concierto de Aranjuez [10´]

Celedonio ROMERO (1913-1996)

Zapateado-Fantasía, from Suite Andaluza for guitar solo [5´]

Soloist (Guitar): Nguyen Thanh Hang (Vietnam)


Ticket prices: 150.000, 200.000, 300.000, 400.000 VND.

All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.

For free delivery, call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Anna Sowanna Takeda was born in 1992 Bangkok, Thailand. She began to play the violin at the age of five. Her early teachers were Vilmos Olah, Leo Philip, Takayoshi Wanami and Takashi Nagamine. In 2015, she graduated from Senzoku College of Music with Summa cum Laude.

At the age of 10, Anna won the First Prize in the 1st Australian Music Examination Board in Thailand. From 2002 to 2004, she won the Gold Medals from the Thai National

Youth Music Competitions and also won the Espoir prize of the 6th Osaka International Music Competition, The Finalist of the All Japan Student Music Competition in Tokyo.

In 2006, Anna made her first recital debut at the Budapest Nador Terem with Budapest Kamara Szolistak in Budapest, Hungary. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras. She also performed with the Asean Symphony Orchestra in commemoration of the 17th Asean Summit in Vietnam, 2010.

Nguyen Thanh Hang (1977) was born in Hanoi (Vietnam), where she began her musical studies at the age of 4. She finished her post-grade musical studies at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and graduated with summa cum laude. After graduation, she became guitar professor at this Academy. By a scholarship granted by the AECID, Hang moved to Barcelona for further learning at Liceo Conservatory in Barcelona with teachers such as: Jaume Torrent (Director General of the Conservatory), Josep Henríquez and Carles Trepat (Spain), Álvaro Pierri (Canada) o Gerard Abiton (France) and then graduated with summa cum laude.

She has participated in many international competitions such as Printemps de la Guitare (Belgium 2002); Concurso de jóvenes Músicos de Cataluña (Barcelona, Spain 2003) or Andrés Segovia (Linares, Spain 2004), and also performed in different countries (Spain, France, Germany, Greece, Brasil, Egypt, China, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines) and prestigious concert halls (the Opera Houses of El Cairo, the Library of Alexandria (Egypt), the Theatre of Sao Paolo (Brasil), el Palau de la Música de Barcelona (Spain) or the L.V. Beethoven´s birthplace in Bonn (Germany)). She has made solo and duo recordings.

In 2011, Hang came back to Vietnam and went on with her career. She performed as a soloist at the 50th edition of International Festival of Pollensa (Spain) with important figures such as Joan Pons or the Filarmónica de Praga Orchestra.

Kenny G Live in Concert

Tue 13 Oct 2015, 8 pm

National Convention Centre

You are invited to the Kenny G Live in Concert on 13 Oct at National Convention Centre to get a special and luxurious musical experience with Kenny G. This should not be missed by any Kenny G lovers.

Kenny G and his live band, including Robert Jerone Damper on piano/keyboards; John Ventor Raymond with his guitar; Vail Johnson on bass; Daniel Bejarano on drums and Ronald Bernard Powell on percussion will perform all the famous song in his music career. You can plunge in “Going Home”, “Forever in love”, “Havana”… or feel the immortal love in “Romeo & amp; Juliet”, “My heart will go on” or strong desires in his latest album titled Brazilian Nights launched in Feb 2015.


Ticket price: from 600.000 to 3.500.000 VND.

Hotline: 0988 364 014 – 0163 296 69 67 – 0984 027 447.

Selected International Short Films from Berlinale 2015

12 and 13 Oct 2015, 7 pm

Culture Salon Cafe thứ bảy

A selection of short films of the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 is travelling to Asia as part of the “Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad” series of events. In Vietnam, the Goethe-Institut will present ten exclusive short films from six different countries. The movie screenings will take place on two different occasions at the Culture Salon Café thứ bảy. After that, the films will continue their journey to Hanoi and Hue before moving on to other countries in Southeast Asia.

The Berlinale Shorts films are uncompromising and complex, and offer an undisguised image of the present. Berlinale Shorts curator Maike Mia Höhne is especially pleased to bring this particular form of movie to Vietnam for yet another time. For her, the value of these short films lies in their connection of fiction and reality. They open up space for interpretation and communication, going beyond the events that actually take place.

This year’s edition features many different styles of film, from documentaries to fictional stories and animated movies. Central themes are personal life stories and rituals portraying longing, love, cruelty and the absurd. Some of the films provide food for thought, others open up a whole new world to the viewer. They show life on another planet, but also the earthly dangers emanating from humans and the power of nature. One movie, shot in a Syrian refugee camp, critically examines the position of the filmmaker: an outside observer, eager to tell a story, he is at the same time forced to encounter the refugees’ reality.

Momoko Set’s short film “Planet Sigma” is bound to be a particular highlight: Using extreme macro and slow motion shots, the Japanese director manages to create a unique new world.

The Berlin International Film Festival, more commonly known as Berlinale, ranks among the most important film festivals in the world. Movies of all genres, lengths and formats are awarded. Since 2007, the Berlinale Shorts also awards prizes to short films, mostly works of talented young artists.

Free admission.


Berlinale Shorts in HCMC – PROGRAMME I

Screening │ 23.10.2015, 7 pm.

Venue │ Culture Salon Cafe thứ bảy, 1st floor, 19B Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Dist. 3, HCMC

Original language with Vietnamese and English subtitles

PLANET ∑ Audi Short Film Award 2015

France 2014, 12’, Director: Momoko Seto

Planet Sigma: Fire and ice, life and death. The proceedings on the planet, recorded in impressive pictures.


Denmark 2015, 18’, Director: Vibeke Bryld

North Korea: Harmonia lived a happy life, until one day she realised the truth. She flees to South Korea, but she is too late.


Sweden 2014, 15’, Director: John Skoog

Desolate landscapes are the protagonists. Deserts, forests and water flow into each other, accompanied by a collage of sounds.

DISSONANCE – Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2015

Germany 2015, 17’, Director: Till Nowak

Reality and fantasy merge – a pianist is fighting against blurring boundaries. 3D animation and live action, an odyssey through time and space.


USA/ Germany 2015, 30’, Director: Matt Porterfield

Lilly’s journey through day and night, drifting between worlds and places. The longing to arrive.

Berlinale Shorts in HCMC – PROGRAMME II

Screening │ 12.10.2015, 7 pm.

Venue │ Culture Salon Cafe thứ bảy, 1st floor, 19B Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Dist. 3, HCMC

Original language with Vietnamese and English subtitles


Germany 2014, 6’, Director: Christian Bau

“Genpatsu-Rikon“ – on the trail of a new Japanese word and the connection of the wedding rocks and Fukushima.


Spain 2014, 23’, Director: David Muñoz

A Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon: Refugees are hiding from the war, children play hide and seek, and the film crew is hiding as well. The synergies of reality, fiction and the filming process itself.


Germany 2015, 15’, Director: David Jansen

A wolf child, a cat, an angel. Daewit embarks on a journey – he tries to find himself. In this animation film narration meets association and vice versa.


France/Spain/USA 2014, 15’, Director: Marc Johnson

In the Chinese province of Chongqing, a traditional rite of spring: A body is entirely covered by bees. The buzzing dominates everything.


Germany 2015, 15’, Mischa Leinkauf/Lutz Henke/Matthias Wermke

Brooklyn Bridge in New York City: Two white American flags are hoisted. Poetry or threat?

Culture Salon Cafe thứ bảy

1st floor, 19B Phạm Ngọc Thạch, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Film Screening “L’homme qu’on Aimait Trop”

Fri 09 Oct 2015, 7.15 pm

Institut français de Huế

01 Le Hong Phong, Hue

You are invited to the film screening “In the Name of My Daughter” (France, 2014, 116 mins).

“Best director” from Cannes comes back with a movie telling a true story about fate and the mysterious disappearance of a casino millionaire’s daughter in France.

Language: Original language with Vietnamese subtitles.

For more information about synopsis, please refer to Vietnamese version of this post.

Free entrance.

African Music with Vinyl Collector Frank Gossner

Fri 09 Oct 2015, 8 pm


73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

The premiere archaeologist of African vinyl – FRANK GOSSNER – comes for a night of African sounds, infectious rhythms and delectable beats.

He’ll have years of original African vinyl in his luggage ready to share with Vietnam about the exceptional, yet unheralded music being made in the world’s most underprivileged continent. He’ll be selecting danceable African cuts that can’t be heard anywhere else on the planet.

Frank’s African adventure began in 2005 when he followed his passion and curiosity to West Africa. Since then he’s travelled extensively through Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria building one of the most unique collections of rare African vinyl in the world. It wasn’t easy, Frank has fled martial law and civil uprisings, been stranded in the bush, robbed at machete-point, followed old sailors around downtown Freetown, fished records out of insects nests and travelled thousands of kilometres on dirt roads – all in search of rare grooves.


100,000 VND, free before 8 pm.

Contemporary Music Concert “Between Space and Sky”

Fri 09 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

“Between Space and Sky” – an unmissable experimental concert featuring Edges – a contemporary music collective from Toronto, zither artist Nguyễn Thùy Dung and the coolest face of Hanoi contemporary music scene – Sound Awakener (Nhung Nguyen).

Surcharge: 100,000 VND/person (incl. one free drink). Money goes toward artists and covers organisational costs.

Due to limited capacity, please email manzihanoi@gmail.com before Wed, 07 Oct to reserve seats.

World Press Award-winning photographer Julian Abram Wainwright

Fri 09 Oct 2015, 8 am – 5 pm


73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

Join World Press Award-winning photographer Julian Abram Wainwright on a one-day intensive workshop on creative approaches to documentary wedding photography.

We’ll talk gear, vision, and how to combine the two to make incredible images, often out of the most mundane circumstances.

FOR WHOM: Wedding photographers who want to create stronger creative documentary images, move their work forward and stand out from the crowd.

WHAT: We’ll explore how to make the visions in your head appear in the images that you make. We’ll talk gear, technique, editing, pricing, marketing, honest image critiques. Basically – how to be creative, have fun, and earn a good living.

COST: 6.5 million VND ($295 USD)

Visit our website for information on how to join.

Please email to julianwainwright@gmail.com with subject “Wainwright Workshops – Hanoi” for registration. Space is limited to 10 people.

#THATCAMP Music Camping Festival

Fri 11 – Sun 13 Sep 2015, 5.00 pm

My Hill Campsite, Soc Son, Ha Noi

For the very first time in Vietnam, “Bao Cấp” (Vietnamese Subsidy) atmosphere will be brought to you in the unique trip – #THATCAMP.

#THATCAMP is a Music Camping Festival under the theme of “Bao Cấp” (Vietnamese Subsidy). Entering the camping area, you will encounter the loving and nostalgic space of the remarkable period in Vietnam. #THATCAMP recalls the North of Vietnam’s post-war period with tongue-in-cheek humorous stories using unique type of decoration, music, foods and drinks.

WHAT is so exciting: You will have the chance to try out bunch of activities in the festival, some of them are common to Vietnamese people such as Folk Games, Rustic tobacco, Rebel and areca, etc…, some are new and cool outdoor games: Outdoor Cinema, Giant Jenga, Giant Beer Pong, Slip and Slide. If you want little more time to

relax, just chill on our Giant Hammock, make Outdoor BBQ or sing a few songs with new friends by the Campfire.

The show is not over! #THATSTAGE – The Fantastic Music Festival will be brought to you on Saturday night.

Line-up: DJ TripleD | DJ Hleb | JGKiD (Reggae) | Ngọt band (Indie) | DJ Matt Gooch and more artists are being confirmed.

Tickets price:

Student: 600,000 VND (For student only)

Civilian: 800,000 VND (On Sale 15% from 17 Aug to 31 Aug)

Officer: 1,000,000 VND

Music Story of the Old Quarter in October

Fri 09 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Center of the Old Quarter’s culture exchange

50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam has its proud 1000-year-old history and tradition. The music born here shares the same richness as the city’s history itself: diversified, unique and original.

“Music Story of the Old Quarter” is a chain of music shows whose objective is to introduce generally to the world the evolution of the Hanoi’s music, past to present.

The shows are to replicate the footsteps of the city’s music through history, using traditional voices, rhythms and beats combined with contemporary installation arts. The performance will be delivered by the top class singers and musicians.

Through portraying Vietnamese’s unique music, The Old Quarter’s story of music hopes to successfully communicate the core values inside Hanoi’s culture, history and humans to the audience, both foreign and native.

Incentive Idea: Vu Nhat Tan, Dam Minh

Create & arrange the show: People’s Artist Xuan Hoach, Thanh Hoa, Thanh Binh, Cong Hung and the team “Dong Kinh Co Nhac”

Artist: Ly Truc Son, Tran Duy Hung, Trinh Tin…

Contact Mr. Tan at 01249125212 or email: dongkinhconhac@gmail.com for ticket or any further information.

A Night of Carl Nielsen

Fri 09 Oct 2015, 8 pm

HCMC Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

In occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Carl Nielsen – a well-known Danish composer – come to the concert “A night of Carl Nielsen” performed by the HBSO Orchestra Symphony under the conduction of maestro Frans Ramussen, a countryman of the composer. The concert will be on stage at 8 PM on Oct 9th 2015 at the Opera House.



– Overture to the comic opera “Masquerade” (4 min.)

– Prelude from Act II of the comic opera “Masquerade” (4 1/2 min.)

– Dance of the Cockerels from Act III of the comic opera “Masquerade”(4.5 min.)

– Concerto for clarinet & symphony orchestra, Op. 57 (24 min.)

Clarinet: Đào Nhật Quang


– Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 “Sinfonia Espansiva” (35 min.)

– Allegro espansivo

– Andante pastorale

– Allegretto un poco

– Finale: Allegro


Ticket price: 550,000 – 400,000 – 350,000 – 200,000 – 80,000 VND (for students only)

Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Hương: 0989874517, Ms. Hương Ly: 0908057972

At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square

Online booking: www.ticketbox.vn

Autumn Gala Opera and Ballet 2015

08 and 09 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House

1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to Autumn Gala Opera and Ballet 2015 with:

– Conductor: Dong Quang Vinh

– Singers: Anh Vu (Tenor), Trang Tran (Soprano), Huy Duc (Bariton), Huyen Tram (Mezzo Soprano), Thanh Binh (Tenor)

– The Hanoi International Choir and the orchestra and dancers of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.



Famous choruses and arias from “Messiah” (G.F.Handel (1685-1759)

1. For the Orchestra: “Sinfonia” (3’40”)

2. For the Choir: “And the glory of the Lord” (2’50”)

“For Unto Us A Child Is Born” (4’10”);

3. Soprano aria “Rejoice greatly” (5’00”)

4. Tenor aria: “Comfort you – Every valley” (6’30”)

5. Choir: “Glory to the God in the highes” (3’50”)

6. Tenor aria: “He that dwelleth in heaven”/ “Thou shalt break them with a rod” (2’20”)

7. Choir: “Since the man came death” (2’20”)

8. Soprano aria: “I know that my redeemer liveth” (5’00”)

9. Bass aria: “Why do the nations” (2’30”)

10. Choir: “Hallelujah” (4’30”)

“Amen” (4’50”)



The Contemporary Ballet: “Secret Garden”

– Music: Sebastian Plano & Olafur Arnalds

– Choreography & Staging: Sasha Evtimova

– Video Animation: Predrag Milochevich

– Dancers: Việt An, Như Quỳnh, Thu Huệ, Hải Ly, Quỳnh Nga, Diễm Quỳnh, Văn Đức, Văn Nam, Hàn Giang, Hoàng Anh, Thọ Dương, Minh Hiền


Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND.

All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.

For free delivery, call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Opera Concert “Autumn Melodies” at L’Espace

Sat 10 Oct 2015, 8 pm


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the concert “Autumn Melodies” with the participation of Hue Academy of Music and Symphony Orchestra of Hanoi.

Hue Academy of Music – one of the largest music academy in Vietnam, in cooperation with Symphony Orchestra of Hanoi – will present a special concert of opera arias and excerpts from classical to romantic songs. These great arias are popular to classical music lovers, and performed even more often than the operas from which they originate:

“Toreador” by Bizet, “Quando me vo” by Puccini, “Klänge der Heimat” by Strauss or “Pamina” by Mozart…

“Autumn Melodies” will also offer modern, well-known tunes to the youth such as “Core’ngrato” (Ungrateful Heart) by Cardillo, “The Prayer” by Foster or “Piacer d’amor” (Plaisir d’amour) by Martini…


Ticket price: 160,000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 80,000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Installation Exhibition “Pass the time” by Tran Ngoc Sinh

Opening: Tue 06 Oct 2015, 6 pm

Exhibition: 06 Oct – 01 Nov 2015


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the installation exhibition “Lướt thời gian” (Pass the time) by Tran Ngoc Sinh.

The simple sketches gives his series of paintings a sense of honesty, as if he “writes the images” directly on the surface of paintings. His choice of colors is also simple with black lines on white background.

In addition to large-sized paintings, Tran Ngoc Sinh will present an installation of the contrast between objects and space, to raise questions about the value of each individual’s existence in a large community.

Film screening “Tôi thấy hoa vàng trên cỏ xanh” at L’Espace

02 – 09 Oct 2015


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From 02 Oct 2015, let’s enjoy the film adapted from the novel with the same name: “Tôi thấy hoa vàng trên cỏ xanh” (I see the yellow flower on green grass) by writer Nguyen Nhat Anh, which won the ASEAN Literary Award 2010 at L’Espace!

– Director: Victor Vu (Vietnam, 2015, 102 mins)

– Cast: Thịnh Vinh, Trọng Khang, Thanh Mỹ

For more information about synopsis, please refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: Vietnamese with English subtitle.

Screening schedule in the first week:

– 02/10: 18:00

– 03/10: 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00

– 04/10: 14:00, 20:00

– 06/10: 18:00

– 08/10: 18:00, 20:00

– 09/10: 18:00


Ticket price: 60 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

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Exhibition “Red River”

Opening: Sat 03 Oct 2015, 3 pm

Exhibition: 03 and 04 Oct 2015


No. 42 Route 9, An Duong, Yen Phu, Tay Ho, Hanoi

The outstanding paintings of famous, talented artists will be on display at the “Red River Exhibition”, launching “Viet Art Space” Project.

The exhibition displays works of more than 40 artists of different ages with different styles and varying materials including realism, abstract and contemporary form expressed in lacquer, oil paints, synthetic materials and many other ones. These famous artists are Tran Luu Hau, Le Thiet Cuong, Dang Xuan Hoa, Ly Truc Son, Tran Tuan, Nguyen Thi Que… and many talented young artists as Pham Tuan Tu, Ngo Hai Yen, Nguyen Duc Dan Nguyen Xuan Luc, Nguyen Duc Viet, Trinh Minh Tien, Le Thi Minh Tam, Hoang Huu Van, Nguyen Dinh Vu, Tran Hoang Hai Yen, Vu Tuan Dung, Luu Bao Trung, Tran Thi Thu, Tran Dinh Binh, Nguyen Tuan Cuong, Phan Quang Tuan, Doan Xuan Tung, Nguyen Tien Quang, Cong Quoc Thang, Ngo Van Dung, Mai Huy Dung

Kelex Goes Back To The Woods” by KENTARO!! in “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2015”

Sat 03 Oct 2015, 3 pm

Sun 04 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents the short contemporary dance piece “Kelex Goes Back to the Woods” by KENTARO!!, on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October 2015, as a part of “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2015” in Hanoi.

KENTARO!! was born in 1980, started to dance when he was elementary school. His dance is based on the technic of street dance, in hip-hop style.

In 2008 at Yokohama Dance Collection R, KENTARO!! won “The French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers”. He also received “The Audience Award and Next Age

Special Award” at Toyota Choreography Award 2008. In 2010 he received “The Japan Dance Forum Award”.

He performed in many cities and at different festivals in Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany and India.

“Kelex Goes Back to the Woods”, a 30-minitue dance piece, premiere at Montpellier, France in July, 2015, will be shown in the afternoon of Saturday 3 & in the evening of

Sunday 4 October at Youth Theatre (11 Ngo Thi Nham) in Hanoi. Free tickets will be distributed from 12:00 on Wednesday 23 September at three cultural institutions: The

Japan Foundation (27 Quang Trung), Goethe-Institut (56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc), L’Espace (24 Trang Tien).

Free tickets in Hanoi available from 23 September, noon at:

Goethe-Institut, 56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung, Hanoi

*Please refrain from taking children under 6 years old.

Arc Mobile Reading Room in October

03 and 04 Oct 2015, 10 am – 6 pm


05 Nguyen Quang Bich, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Arc is a mobile reading room of artists’ books, small press and independent publications. There are over 200 books on display, gathered from artists, collectives and publishers around the world. The collection includes artists books and art zines, cultural journals, experimental writing, digital projects, contemporary illustration, photobooks, offbeat comics + more + more…

Come and browse the collection! Just remember to take care of the books – they’ve travelled a long way, many of them are limited edition, some are hard to find and difficult and expensive to replace.

!! Handle with care! No food or drink near the books! And careful with enthusiastic children !!

Saturday 3rd Oct, 10am – Ayesha will be giving a small talk on the history of artists books and introducing the collection.

Sunday 4th Oct, 10am – 12pm – Music that you can read to: to accompany your reading session, Arc will be playing a selection of background music featuring songs by authors and artists, songs about authors and artists, and some weird aural delicacies that you may not hear anywhere else…

Arc reading room is part of the Vietnam Artists’ Book Project.

All events are free.

Exhibition of “Street Storytelling Photography” workshop

Exhibition: 26 Sep – 26 Oct 2015


46 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Welcome one and all to our opening night and photo exhibition for the “Street Storytelling Photo” Workshop! The exhibition features 3 inspirational Hanoi photo stories from 3 talented workshop participants + special contributions from our professional team of photographers.

Free entry.

German Dance “Zweiland” in Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2015

02 and 03 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Within the framework of the festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2015”, the Compagnie Sasha Waltz & Guests comes to Hanoi to stage their piece “Zweiland”. The performance of the internationally successful company founded by renowned choreographer Sasha Waltz is a great highlight of this year’s festival.

In Zweiland (Twin Lands) – premiered in Berlin in 1997 – Sasha Waltz interweaves poetic images of German mythology with the music of different centuries. With humor and melancholy, the choreographer deals with the recent German history and studies in a poetic approach the theme “Images of Germany”. Social relations are shown on the interpersonal level and thus are directly experienced: togetherness and discord, despair and hope, separation and consolidation. Absurd everyday situations alternate with character studies and fairy-tale images. German songs from different centuries are interpreted by the performers themselves and let music and dance merge into one.

Sasha Waltz is the internationally most renowned German choreographer of her generation. Sasha Waltz & Guests was founded by Sasha Waltz and Jochen Sandig in Berlin in 1993. To date, more than 300 artists – architects, visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers, designers, musicians, singers and dancers – from 25 countries have appeared as “guests” in more than 80 dance-theater pieces, operas, films and other projects. Sasha Waltz & Guests works with an international, constantly developing network of production partners and guest performers. She has acquired international reputation for the development of innovative forms in the choreographic music theater. In 2013, her company was officially appointed “Cultural Ambassador of the European Union”.

Dancers of “Zweiland”: Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Nicola Mascia, Grayson Millwood, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Takako Suzuki and Laurie Young.

The dance festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2015” takes place from 30.9.2015 to 4.10.2015 in Hanoi and HCMC.

Free tickets in Hanoi available from 23. September, noon at:

Goethe-Institut, 56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung, Hanoi

Art Exhibition “The Quiet and Ugly Artist (Hanoi, 1965-2015)” by Daniel Kerkhoff

Opening: Sat 03 Oct 2015, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition: 03 – 11 Oct 2015, 9 am – 6 pm

Chaap Art

82 Đê Quai Street, Tây Hồ District, Hanoi

An installation based on Daniel Kerkhoff’s self-imposed artist-in-residency in Hanoi from February 6th to October 26th. It is part of a larger project which includes residencies in Ghana and Ecuador. Embedded in a community for just under nine months, the human gestation period, premature, a gradual, a creative process, an exploration, noticing, weaving, sharing, and witnessing, connection, disconnection, a journal, found sculptures, painting, photographs, videos, documenting, collections, keepsakes, collages, receipts and brochures, maps, business cards and consumer packaging, consumed and consuming, souvenirs, walking, discovering, travel, a paper trail, colonize, appropriate, trophies, convoluted, cover-ups, muddy, history, memory, remnants, experience, lost, absorbed, traces, vague, melding, a buried presence, fading, rotting, germinating, misunderstanding, forgotten, pollination, rejuvenation, impermanence, transformation.

Daniel Kerkhoff is a visual artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. You can see photos of his projects in Vietnam, Ghana, Ecuador, and other places at www.danielkerkhoff.com.

Prints will be available for 500,000 VND or $25.00 with all proceeds going to future exhibition costs at Chaap Art for emerging women artists.

Directions to Chaap Art: From Nghi Tàm Street, follow Lane 310 all the way to the end where it will turn left onto Đê Quai Street. Go about 500 meters on Đê Quai Street and Chaap Art will be on your left.

Phone number: 0987757769 – 0985836023.

Film Screening “The Lives behind the Book”

Sun 04 Oct 2015, 6 pm


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening “The Lives behind the Book”.

– Directed by: Phan Huyen Thu

– Cast: Nguyen Son Lam

“The Lives behind the Book” is an 53-minute documentary directed by Phan Huyen Thu. She shows some slices of life from 5 Vietnamese authors: Nguyễn Ngọc Ký, Nguyễn Sơn Lâm, Nguyễn Thị Hồng, Trần Thị Trà My and Nguyễn Minh Trí. Each of them meets different difficulties but all bound by the love for writing and the Vietnamese language.

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitle.


Ticket price: 40 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Shaun le Mouton” at L’Espace

Sun 04 Oct 2015, 4 pm


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening “Shaun the Sheep” at L’Espace.

The first movie about Shaun sheep still keeps the lovely fun atmosphere of an 20-year-old series.

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitle.


Ticket price: 50 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Exhibition “Our Favorite Heroes”

Exhibition: 02 – 30 Oct 2015

2nd floor lobby


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

Come and meet the fictional heroes of children under the framework of 50th anniversary of the Ecole des Loisirs publishing house.

For 50 years, Ecole des Loisirs has published books for children all over the world!

In these books, there are heroes that make you laugh or scare. They are courageous, generous and funny; the children live with them through incredible adventures and get to know them. Then they become friends.

Share their existence makes them stronger and free! Come to find these books! Join them after plunging into the pages and albums of the Ecole des Loisirs at L’Espace.

Come to see and have fun!

Free entry.

Photo exhibition “Village Memories” by Nguyen Huu Bao

Opening: Fri 02 Oct 2015, 5.30 pm

Exhibition: 02 – 15 Oct 2015

Hang Da Galleria

1 Hang Da Str, Hanoi

“To understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, first you should understand the villages. In other words, if you can understand the villages, you can understand Vietnam, because the village is a concise picture of Vietnam. Photographer Nguyen Huu Bao has contributed a different perspective on the village story. His memories about villages consist of memories about people here in ‘my feelings, my view’. 64 photos tells different stories about the village with happiness, sadness, separation or meeting.”

(Excerpted from the introduction of painter Le Thiet Cuong).

Subscription Concert Vol 84

01 and 02 Oct 2015, 8 pm

The Grand Concert Hall

Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi

You are invited to Subscription Concert Vol 84 with:

Conductor: Olivier Ochanine

Piano Soloist: Vincent Vu

and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra


P. Tchaikovsky

– Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb minor, Op. 23


J. Sibelius

– Symphony No.2 in D major, Op. 43


Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.

For free delivery, call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

French Dance “Nos Solitudes” in “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2015

Hanoi: Wed 30 Sep 2015, 8 pm

Youth Theatre

HCMC: Fri 02 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Drama Theater HCMC

You are invited to the French dance “Nos Solitudes” under the framework of Contemporary Dance 2015 “Europe Meets Asia”.

Until “Nos Solitudes”, we believe that our body is balanced by its weight. And once suspended, the body has no reason or way to move. Julie Nioche proves otherwise. By her own impulses, subtly mastered, she generates the necessary energy that allows the body to rise, move, curl, levitate, wave, etc.

“Nos Solitudes” provides a new relationship between the body with space and gravity. The experience of solitude brings dance into a theatrical metaphor of our ties, our relationship and our support.

For this performance, Julie Nioche received the Jury Prize in 2010 of the Trade Union of Music and Dance Theater criticism.

– Choreographer, dancer: Julie Nioche

– Music and performer: Alexandre Meyer

– Scenography: Virginie Mira

– Aerial machinery: Haut+Court

– Light: Gilles Gentner

– Costumes: Anna Rizza

– Manager: Christian Le Moulinier

– Board Director: Gaétan Lebret

– Photos: Agathe Poupeney – Photoscène

– Production: A.I.M.E. & Le Manège de Reims, national stage


Free tickets in Hanoi available from 23. September, noon at:

– Goethe-Institut, 56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

– L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

– Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung, Hanoi

Free tickets in HCMC available from 23. September at HCMC Dance College.

Small Town Southern Ontario Music Night

Sat 03 Oct 2015, 8 pm


73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

A showcase of live music from two small town Southern Ontario bands! Live it up like we’re all Canadians! With the performance of:

>> f r o m h e r e [live]

>> Jess Kuepfer feat. Aaron Pardy [live]

++ Southern Ontario post-party disco! [DJ set]

FROMHERE is a Canadian music group founded in 2013. In this project, the members of fRoM HeRe engage in a collaboration between disparate musical worlds like psychedelic soft-rock, experimental, contemporary classical, traditional folk, among others. FrOm HeRe is an examination of human perspectives, social climate, seeking to contribute to illuminating environments by encouraging conversation between people.

Jess Kuepfer is a musician from Southern Ontario. Classically trained and inspired, her music incorporates elements of the baroque and romantic eras, cabaret, folk, and indie pop/rock. Her partner Aaron Pardy often accompanies her on his electric guitar.

++ After live music will be tunes spun from that great region!

Tickets: 80,000 VND.

Jazz Concert of Uni Jazz Quartet from Leipzig

Sat 03 Oct 2015, 8 pm

Đồng Dao Music Venue and Cafe

164 Pasteur, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, HCMC

Come to a jazz concert of Uni Jazz Quartet from Leipzig in HCMC.

Free admission.

Vietnamese Artists in Exhibition “Spring Watching Pavilion” in Ireland

Exhibition: 03 Oct – 14 Nov 2015

Void Gallery

Void Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland

“Spring Watching Pavilion” presents the first major exhibition of contemporary Vietnamese art in Ireland. 2015 marks the 40 anniversary of the “Fall of Saigon” and the end of the Vietnam war.

“Spring Watching Pavilion” exhibits the work of 14 artists who mostly work in lens based media and participatory/socially engaged practices. The works presented are dynamic, engaging yet poetic and nuanced in their reflection on the richness and complexity of contemporary Vietnamese life.

The title of this exhibition is taken from a poem of the same name by the 19th century Vietnamese poet Hồ Xuân Hương.

Artists in the exhibition:

Art Labor Collective, Dinh Q Lê, The Propeller Group, Lin+Lam, Ngoc Nau, Linh Phuong Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Tran Minh Duc

Curator: Orla Ryan

Film Screening “Belle et Sébastien” at L’Espace

Fri 02 Oct 2015, 8 pm


24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the film screening “Belle et Sebastian” (France, 2013, 104 mins)

– Directed by: Nicolas Vanier

– Starring: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier

“If history has very little to do with the original Cécile Aubry, charm persists through a clever mix of genres. Go for it!” – Elle.

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitle.


Ticket price: 50 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

“Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” Photo Book Receives “Bùi Xuân Phái 2015 – Love for Hanoi” Award

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

The Goethe-Institut Vietnam is proud to announce that the “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” photo book edited by Michael Waibel, senior researcher and project leader from Hamburg

University, has received the “Bùi Xuân Phái – Love for Hanoi” Award in the category “Best Works” on 23 September 2015.

Since 2008, the Newspaper Sports & Culture of Vietnam News Agency, together with the descendants of

Vietnam’s most famous painter Bùi Xuân Phái, has been awarding this prize to projects which are dedicated to increasing awareness and contributing to the beauty of Hanoi City. Dr. Michael Waibel is the first German to receive this prestigious award.

The “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” photo book was developed in close cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Vietnam, presenting more than 600 photos illustrating urban development and life in the capital from a variety of views and social perspectives. Alongside the full colour photos are eight essays from Hanoi local residents reflecting on the remarkable qualities of Vietnam’s capital city.

The publication could only be realized thanks to the generous support of numerous sponsors, among them: AUDI Vietnam, Schenker Vietnam and Fichtner Vietnam.

The large format photo publication, with more than 300 pages in a splendid format of 30×30 cm, iavailable through online distributors and at following bookshops in Hanoi:

• Infostones Bookshop, 41 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

• Trang Tien Bookstore, 44 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

• Hiệu sách Thang Long, 53 – 55 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

• Artbook Shop, 30, Tạ Hiện, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

• Artbook Shop, 51 Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

• Ho Chi Minh Museum, 19 Ngọc Hà, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

• Bookworm Hanoi, 44 Châu Long, Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

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