Events in Hanoi and HCMC on December 3-9
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

Hanoi-Dance Performance “J-Dance” in Hanoi


Dec 7 and 8, 8pm

Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung district

Introducing the diversity of dance and physical expression in Japan with contemporary dance and Butoh performances from five dancers, who are currently active in Japan and at international festivals.

Hanoi- Ballet Performance “Nutcracker – Wonder Dream”


Dec 5 and 6, 8pm

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street,

Directed by Tran Ly Ly, the ballet stars soloists Thu Hue, Thu Hang, Dam Han Giang, and Van Nam, and artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

Under the baton of conductor Dong Quang Vinh, the ballet tells the story of Quynh Lan, who oversleeps on Christmas night and wakes up in a wonder land. She joins the Nutcracker Prince on an adventure with lots of surprises.

Ticket prices: VND 300,000 - VND 400,000 - VND 500,000- VND 600,000 – VND700,000

HCMC- The Nutcracker

Dec 7, 8 and 9

HCM City Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

By Swiss conductor Emmanuel Siffert 

The two-act work will feature Vietnamese ballet stars from the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO), including Hồ Phi Điệp (the Nutcracker), Đỗ Hoàng Khang Ninh (Clara), and Đàm Đức Nhuận (Mr Drosselmeyer).

Japanese dancer Naoki Tomikawa (Cavaliar) and Yuki Hiroshige (Snow Queen and Dewdrop) will also take part.


HCMC- Argentine cuisine and films


December 3-9

A film programme will be held on December 3 and 4 at the International Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF), 31 Thai Van Lung street, district 1. All films will have English subtitles. Free tickets can be collected at the Argentine Embassy and the IDECAF.

The event continues with cuisine at Chit Chat Restaurant, Equatorial Hotel, 242 Tran Binh Trong street. Chef Alberto Curia will present Argentine cuisine with sparkling wine and tango in the evening. 

HCMC- Festival featuring French culture

Dec 5-10

Institute of Cultural Exchange with France, 31 Thai Van Lung Street in District 1.

Featuring cultural exchange activities, and theatre and music programmes staged by professional and young artists. 

Film screenings and forums with veteran filmmakers, including Vietnamese-French film directors Viet Linh and Tran Anh Hung, will also be included.

Music performances by saxophonist Xuan Hieu and pianist Tuan Manh will be the featured shows.

A photo exhibition by Thai Phiên, a member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), will open on December 4 evening.

HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production

Dec 3 and 4, 6:00 pm

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Introducing optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Depicting the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000

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EXHIBITION

Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “Vietnam Pagodas” by Nicolas Cornet


L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition displays nearly 50 photo capturing Vietnamese pagodas through the lense of French photographer Nicolas Cornet.

The photos feature popular pagodas across Vietnam, including Tran Quoc and Mot Cot pagodas in Hanoi, But Thap pagoda (Bac Ninh province), Pho Minh pagoda (Nam Dinh Province), and Keo pagoda (Thai Binh province), among others.

The exhibits were selected from Nicolas’s 250-page photo book highlighting the most beautiful details in architecture, decorative motifs and the daily life of Vietnamese pagodas and Buddhist temples.

Exhibition “Visible & Invisible”

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang street (for car) | 28 Tran Binh street (for bike), Nam Tu Liem district

The exhibition presents artworks of 14 artists from Germany, Finland, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

All works are the results of 6 exchange and working weeks of the Contemporary Art exchange project ‘Month of Arts Practice’ – MAP 2018. Disciplines are varied from painting, sculpture, photo and videography, multimedia and performance, installation and site-specific art.

HCMC-Exhibition “Survival” by Nguyen Minh Nam


Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1,

A solo exhibition of paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Minh Nam.

Introducing the female form and the continuing evolution of the roles and mores of women in Vietnamese society and in its collective imagination.

HCMC-Exhibition “Hope – Full” by Pham Huy Thong



Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1


Featuring works by one of Vietnam’s most articulate and talented young artists.

The “Hope” and “Hope-Full” series are the latest in an impressive number of strong collections of works from an artist still yet to reach forty years old.

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