JF Garage Concert 10: Concert Feat. Fantasia Wind Quintet. Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam. Address 27 Quang Trung, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội. The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents its tenth act of the JF Garage Concert – a concert by Fantasia Wind Quintet in Hanoi on Saturday 30 July 2016. Fantasia Wind Quintet was founded in 2006, all members are teachers of Vietnam National Academy of Music and artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. The members had studied in the Vietnam National Academy of Music and in many prestigious music academies worldwide, such as: The Danish Royal Academy of Music in Denmark; University of North Texas; Hong Kong Academy for Music and Performing Arts; Frederic Chopin Conservatoire in Paris, France; Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts, Austria; Temple University – Philadelphia, USA as well as Malmo Music School in Sweden. Fantasia Wind Quintet has performed in many concerts & recitals domestic and abroad, as well as in television and radio’s programs.

JF Garage Concert 10: Concert Feat. Fantasia Wind Quintet

In this tenth garage concert, Fantasia Wind Quintet will play masterpieces of well-known Japanese and Western composers. Free admission and no registration is required (first come, first served). JF Garage Concert is a series of concerts at the garage and courtyard of the Japan Foundation in hope to provide musical diversity to Hanoi through the introduction of Japanese music played by distinguished musicians. Free admission. Open stage in courtyard (Capacity: around 200 guests)

Film Screening "Pas son Genre"

Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 29 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 31 Jul 2016, 6 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
Come to the film screening “Pas son Genre” at L’Espace.
Director: Lucas Belvaux
Casting: Emilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake

The romance between a small-town hairdresser whose idol is Jennifer Aniston and and a Parisian philosophy professor is a sweet chocolate for French dramedy lovers.

Film synopsis: After dealing with violence in its different facets in his last five feature films, director Lucas Belvaux puts here on stage a love story in which the socio-cultural background divides between a teacher of philosophy and a Parisian hairdresser in the province of Arras. The heroine is a Belgian famous actresses in the world – Emilie Dequenne. The actress who was born in 1981 won two consecutive two “Female Actor” awards at Cannes film festival in 1999 and in 2012 for her roles in the film “Rosetta” and “Our Children”. In the new film, grossing star plays naturally with the French comedy actor – Loïc Corbery.

On 29 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 31 Jul: French with English subtitles
Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

HN & HCMC – Stand-up Comedy: "The Money Shot" with Aidan Killian

Hanoi: Fri 29 Jul 2016, 8 pm
73a Mai Hac De
HCMC: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Game On 115 Ho Tung Mau, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City

If you want the zenith of international comedy festivals, nothing can beat the annual comedic knees-up at The Edinburgh Fringe. So when the much-loved Irish comic Aidan Killian told that he would be able to perform his one-man show in Vietnam on Thursday, July 28th (Ho Chi Minh City) and Friday, July 29th (Hanoi), just a week before taking it to the Scottish capital, he was met with an immediate ‘yes’. Titled “The Money Shot”, Aidan’s latest offering is a thought provoking, witty and inspiring show that explores the history of money and how it impacts society. Asking challenging questions like, “Would you die for what you believe in?” with answers like, “Yes. If I was ninety,” according to Chortle, the former investment banker turned comedian, now “consistently writes and performs the most committed, knottiest, issue-comedy shows on the Fringe”. Entrance is VND200,000 and includes a free glass of Pasteur Street IPA. For info and bookings, email: [email protected] in Hanoi and [email protected] in HCMC.

Film Screening "Le Petit Prince"

Sun 24 Jul 2016, 4 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
Come to the film screening “Le Petit Prince” (France, 2015, 107′) at L’Espace.
Director: Mark Osborne
Casting: Florence Foresti, André Dussollier, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Guillaume Gallienne, Vincent Lindon

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s timeless classic gets a loving 21st-century makeover, especially in its handcrafted stop-motion sequences. 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 subtitles
Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening "Le Fantome de Canterville"

22, 24, 25, 27 and 28 Jul 2016
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
You are invited to the film screening “Le Fantome de Canterville” (France, Belgium, 2016, 90 mins) tại L’Espace.
Director: Yann Samuell
Cast: Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque

A ghost comedy with amusing dialogue and incessant visual effects which please the audience’s eyes ! 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 subtitles
Screening schedule
22/07: 16:00, 18:00
24/07: 14:00, 20:00
25/07: 17:00, 19:00
27/07: 17:00, 19:00
28/07: 17:00, 19:00
Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Roundtable discussion "Why French romantic novels attract Vietnamese readers"

Tue 26 Jul 2016, 6 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

You are invited to the roundtable discussion “Why do French romantic novels attract Vietnamese readers?” with the participation of translators Bang Nguyen, Huy Minh, Tran Khanh Van. For more information about the program, please refer to Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: Vietnamese
Free entry

A Night of Concert and Ballet in July

29 and 30 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
Come to A Night of Concert and Ballet in July at Hanoi Opera House.
Part I:
Passacaglia by G.F. Handel. Stabat Mater for Soprano and Alto by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Conductor: Le Phi Phi
Soprano: Lê Thị Vành Khuyên & Trần Thị Trang
Alto: Nguyễn Thu Quỳnh & Nguyễn Phương Đông and the String Orchestra of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet
Part II: Ballet “Những người đãng trí”
Music: Roderick Vanderstraen
Choreographer: Pham Minh and Dancers of Vietnam National Opera & Ballet

Sometimes, people themselves want to be absent-minded to forget pains and bad memories in life… Then those forgotten spaces are to be filled with hopes and desires for happiness.

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


Time: 21-27 September 2016, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance Festival” is one of the most beautiful and exciting cultural events of Vietnam. Started in 2011 as a small initiative between 3 countries, it has grown in popularity and size, and expanded geographically to include this year both the capital Hanoi and HCMC. This year’s edition will bring to the Vietnamese audience participants from Germany, France, Israel, Austria, Japan and the host country Vietnam.

Hanoi Escape Picnic
23 and 24 Jul 2016, 9 am – 7 pm
Le PARC by Gamuda
Let’s escape the urban hustle of the city! The most ecclectic event this summer: Music with international artists, camping, Zumba Concert and Flea market, along with crafts and games for the kids.

* Camping for a great fun #escape with family and friends
* Exciting Zumba and holi color flashmob that you have never seen before on Saturday
* “LET’S GET WET” with a range of fun game on Sunday: rolling ball and SUP the first time ever in Vietnam
* Think Playground, craft workshop for kids và games: inflatable pool, skateboard, hoverboard…
* Choice of Beer and foods of the world (YUM!)
* Music from local, and international artists (day and night)
* Flea market, with a choice selection of hand made crafts and goods
* MC – GO (Gonjamna) is a Japanese artist from Tokyo. His specialty include reagea, dancehall and he is also a story teller! * THE HOTPLAY: The band does Coldplay covers and has alway been a hot hit for live music event in Hanoi.i
* THE DIO TRIO: The three members band, famed with pop, rock, reagea covers in the own way.
* HI JINKS: wonder/ Paul Simon/ Beatles etc amongst others. With an emphasis on high octane dance funk their live shows aim to get people wriggling on the dance floor, while their studio material spans the whole gamut of human emotional expression: from introspection yearning and yielding to raw base instinctual sexual desire! HI Jinks are about to release a 7 song cd called Stimulus Package. Free download of the music will soon be available on their website, which is currently under construction.
* ELLA BETH WALLS: Flame haired Australian singer/songwriter living the dream in Vietnam: electric-rock, soul/swing/indie! Currently a Contestant on Vietnam’s Got Talent!
* NOWHERE BAND: The band famed with Beatles’s covers.
* THE NEW VIBES: Beatbox and Guitar will bring a new vibe to the event!
* Using your own bike/car: From city centre, go straight to Giai Phong Street, turn right at cross road, passing the Phap Van Cau Re sight, go pass the front gate of Yen So Park 300m and turn right to Le Parc gate.
* By Bus: Gamuda Land operate a public round bus from city centre to Gamuda Le Parc. Please visit the link below for schedule.
* Grab Taxi: private drivers will take you to the event!
– For new user: 100,000 (50,000 each ride)
– For current users: 60,000 (30,000 each ride)
TICKET (per day)
* Adults: 120,000đ/day or 200,000đ for 2 days
* Kids (under 14 years old): 50,000đ
* Family Combo: 240,000đ including 2 adults ticket and 1 kid ticket
* Friends Combo: 360,000đ for 4 adults ticket
* VVIP COMBO: 3,200,000đ/day – exotic cabana for 6 on a isolated island. Free flow of alcohol, lunch include
* VIP COMBO: 1,200,000đ/day – tent for 4, lunch included
Call the hotline for VVIP và VIP combo: 0902 230 107 – 098 111 86 91 (Vietnamese) | 01644270638 (English)
Tickets include some free activities. Do not bring foods & drinks. Tents are available for rent.

Film Screening "Hippocrates"

Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 22 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 24 Jul 2016, 6 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
Come to film screening “Hippocrates” (France, 2014, 101′).
Director: Thomas Lilti
Casting: Vincent Lacoste, Reda Kateb, Jacques Gamblin, Marianne Denicourt, Felix Moati
“A scathing yet touching social dramedy that depicts the sketchy underside of a French public hospital” – The Hollywood Reporter
Film synopsis:
Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but present, and his co-junior partner, a foreign doctor, is far more experimented than he is. This internship will force Benjamin to confront his limits… and start his way into adulthood.
On 22 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 24 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Classical Music Night "Smile For You"

Sat 23 Jul 2016, 7.30 – 9.30 pm
V-Art Club
3rd floor, IPH Shopping Mall Centre, 241 Xuan Thuy, Hanoi
Come to classical music night “SMILE FOR YOU” with an aim to spread and share love and sympathy to the poor and unlucky children.
Part 1:
1. Salut D’amour – Edvard Elgar (Ms. Thao & Ms. Mien)
2. Le Cygne – Bernard Dewagtere (Ms. Thao & Ms. Mien)
3. Meditation de « Thais » – Massenet (Ms. Thao & Ms. Hien)
4. Fanatasie Impromtu – F. Chopin (Ms. Thao)
5. Duo « one in a red moon» – Rolf Lovlad (Ms. Thao, Ms. Mien & Ms. Hien)
Part 2:
6. Begin Again – The Piano Guys (Ms. Thao & Ms. Mien)
7. Home – The Piano Guys (Ms. Thao & Ms. Mien)
8. All of Me – The Piano Guys (Ms. Thao & Mr. Duc)
9. Disney _ Enchanted _ So close (Ms. Thao)
10. Trio .. Anh _ Xuân Phương (Ms. Thao, Ms. Mien & Ms. Hien)
11. A thousand years – The Piano Guys (Ms. Thao & Ms. Mien)
12. Let it go – The Piano Guys (Ms. Thao, Ms. Mien & Mr. Duc)

Ms. Ha Mien - Cello. Ha Mien started to learn the cello at the age of 9 at the Hanoi National Conservatory of Music (Vietnam National Academy of Music in the present). In 2000, 2003 and 2004 she was selected to participate in the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble (SAYOWE) held in Thailand. In 2004 she entered the undergraduate program of Cello at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. In 2006, she participated in the Canton International Summer Music Academy (CISMA). In 2009 joined the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO). In 2007 she completed and received the Bachelor of Music Performance in Cello. In 2008 she started to pursue the graduate program and also to be a cello teacher at the Vietnam National Academic of Music. From 2004 to present, she is a member of the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hanoi Strings Chamber Orchestra, and then also is a cello faculty of the Academy. From 2014 to present, she is a cellist in the two newly chamber music groups; Hanoian Trio, and Apaixonado String Quartet. At the beginning of 2015, she was featured as a young artist in the first program of the concert series "YOUNG ARTISTS NIGHT" at the music salon Saturday Coffee of the famous composer Duong Thu.

Ms. Hien Minh Trinh - Violist. Hien Minh Trinh started playing violin at young ages and graduated String instrument Department of Vietnam National Academy of Music. She is now a violist of Vietnam Symphony Orchestra. As a passionate and dedicate violist, Ms. Hien Minh Trinh has participated many concerts in Vietnam and other countries with Vietnam Symphony Orchestra. Beside she has also composed countless songs and won many Vietnamese Song’s awards such as: Cánh buồm đỏ (Red Sail), Này đồng hoa cúc (Chrysanthemum Field), Trắng bay (Flying clouds), Xuân (Spring) and Gọi tôi Hà Nội. Especially, Ms. Hien’s songs are unique as she does instrumental combinations and performs violin herself.

Ms. Thao Thu Tran - Pianist. The pianist Thao Thu Tran was born in an artist family as her parents are professional dancers. At the age of 5, she had her first lesson about piano. Two years later, she was accepted into Hanoi Conservatory of Music (Vietnam National Academy of Music in the present) and in the next 7 years, she was an outstanding student. In 1987, she graduated as a valedictorian and won full music scholarship in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. She was also chosen as one of five representative students of Hanoi Conservatory of Music to attend the National award ceremony for gifted students. After her graduation, she became an entrepreneur. In 2000, she came back to Vietnam and joined the service business, but her passionate for art kept glowing. In recent years, to actualize her passion, together with some friends in the artist community, Ms. Thao has established the THT Art Center with the desire to share knowledge and experiences with people who have the same interests.

Ticket: 100.000 VND/employee
70.000 VND/student, pupil or children
For ticket:
Direct buying at V-Art Club
Or contact: 0199 319 1775 (Ms. Mac Thao), 0945 283 441 (Ms. Dieu Thu)
Open for sale: July 13th 2016
*Ticket includes charity money for the poor and unlucky children.

Music Talk – "Random Encounter" with Nguyen Hong Nhung & Corey Keating

Sat Fri 22 Jul 2016, 7 pm
Trung Nguyen Coffee
3a Ngo Quyền, Hanoi
You are invited to the music talk “The random encounter” with two experimental/electronic music artists – Nguyen Hong Nhung and Corey Keating. They will share the inspiration and working process of their music and perform together to clarify what they have shared.
Speaker: Corey Keating, Nguyen Hong Nhung
Language: Vietnamese (with translation)
Moderator: Artist Duong Thu

About the speaker: Corey Keating is a composer cum electronic music artist currently studying composition at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His compositions have been performed by Sō Percussion quartet, UC Stanislaus chamber choir, SJSU choir, members of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, ensemble39, horn trumpet artist Mike Walker, pianist Jiang Qing. Nguyen Hong Nhung is an experimental music and sound artist, founder of Awakener Sound solo project. In recent years, based in Hanoi, she cooperates with local and international artists in the visual arts/multimedia project. Since 2014, she has released music under the project name Sound Awakener and her real name [Nhung Nguyen], supported by independent record labels as Time Released Sound (USA), Soft Recording (France), Flaming Pines (English).

Part I: Music talk with Nguyen Hong Nhung and Corey Keating. Q&A with speakers (60 minutes).
Part II: Performance of experimental/electronic music by two speakers (30 minutes)
Contemporary Dance with Vietnamese Traditional and Ethnic Music
Hanoi: Thu 21 Jul 2016, 8 pm
24 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
HCMC: 26 and 27 Jul 201, 8 pm
28 Le Thanh Ton Str, Dist 1, HCMC

Come to enjoy performances of contemporary dance with Vietnamese traditional and ethnic music entitled “NON” by a group of independent artists, including choreographer – dancer Vu Ngoc Khai, music composer Ngo Hong Quang, program producer Van Quy Ngoc Ai in Hanoi and HCMC. This time, we still keep the skillful mixture of the interesting body movements of the contemporary dance and the melodic flows performed acoustically: String Gong (Chiêng Dây) (there are only two in Vietnam), Đàn Tính (a 3-string instrument from Tay ethnic minority), Đàn Môi 3 lá (3 pieces Mouth Harp), Đàn Môi 1 lá (1 piece Mouth Harp, Đàn Bầu (monochord) and singing. In addition, last year, music composer Ngo Hong Quang invented a unique “language” for NON’s songs in which audience could be able to feel and understand the atmosphere of forests and mountains where he would like to inspire, although the lyrics were not perceptible. After one year, Quang will beautifully treat the audience of NON an accomplished song where music and lyrics of “Coming back to the young hill” will let the imaginations of the audience free to go and travel further to the wild spaces of forest and hills.

By using the methodology 70-30 (70% arranged – 30% improvised), choreographer – dancer Vu Ngoc Khai bravely applied the open characteristic of contemporary dance into NON. Thanks to that, performance after performance, the artists continue their works and become more creative, and the audience always has chance to see the differences between now and then to be able to understand more the story that artists want to tell, the messages they like to share. After two years working and creating together, Vu Ngoc Khai and Ngo Hong Quang become more connected and well-understanding to each other. Therefore, the upcoming performances only consist of 50% conventionally arranged factors, while the improvisational elements will be up to 50%. This is a very crucial highlight that NON brings to audience, especially after a year NON was added “alluvium” from performing the extracts, the whole performances or giving workshops.

Furthermore, with a wish to bring the contemporary dance to come closer to the audience as well as to exchange the experiences with the colleagues, we will organise two workshops for dance and traditional music lovers. In details, the workshops will take place in Hanoi, on the 9th and 10th of July, and on the 22nd and 23rd in Ho Chi Minh city. Each workshop will last 2 hours and feature lectures by Vu Ngoc Khai and Ngo Hong Quang. Especially, the participants will have chance to learn about NON’s piece combining with live traditional music. We will update the information about time and venue in detail soon.

Additional information of the artists:

* Music composer Ngo Hong Quang is currently pursuing his Master degree in music composition at Deen Haag Royal Conservatory of music. He is a Vietnamese traditional instrumentalist and music composer with the skilful ability of playing multi Vietnamese instruments; two-chord fiddle, monochord, mouth harp, K’ny fiddle (a musical instrument of the ethnic minority people from Highland Central of Vietnam)…etc. Quang’s talent was presented in different programs organised in Vietnam and many other countries in the world such as Netherland, Italy, Poland, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Korea, Singapore… He won many awards both domestically and internationally, he also released two albums; Quang and Song Hanh. Quang has many live concerts experiences; cooperating with circus, music show but not with dance. NON is the first dancing show that he worked together with Vu Ngoc Khai.

* Vu Ngoc Khai has been an artist of Staatstheater Braunschweig theatre, Germany; from August 2016, he will works at Phoenix Dance Theater, Leeds city, United Kingdom. He has been known as an active and talented contemporary dancer through performances which he plays both choreographer, performance director like “Story of the shoes”, “Wood”, “Tik Tok”, “Morning dew”, “Silk”… He had been working in Switzerland, Netherland, Germany, participated in many big events in Europe, America, Asia… and conquered many famous and fastidious directors like Ismael Ivo (Mishima), Arco Renz (Ha Noi Startdust)… He loves Vietnamese culture, art and people and he has been sublimated with his dance together with traditional music.

In Hanoi
Ticket prices: 300.000VND/ ticket and 250.000VND/ ticket
Buy online tickets here
Ticket prices: 500.000VND/ ticket and 400.000VND/ ticket
Buy online tickets here
For more information about NON, please contact Van Quy Ngoc Ai (Ms.)
Email: [email protected] – Cellphone: 0938300030

Choir Performance "Look At The World"

Wed 20 Jul 2016, 7.30 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien, Hanoi.

You are invited to the choir performance to raise funds for the program “Thien Nhan and friends”. The project “Look at the World” is organized each two years parallel with two surgeries within the program “Thien Nhan and friends” including choir performance, art exhibition, etc… “Look at the World” is a cultural meeting point for art lovers, with art as a way to exchange hopes and reduce pains.

Buy ticket online here
All the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the program “Thien Nhan and friends” that provides free genital reconstruction surgery to unfortunate children.
For more information about the ticket, please contact:
Ms. Thủy Tiên (0906 263 805)
Mr. Dệ (0914 033 661)

Tengger To Tour Tengger

Sat 16 Jul 2016, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

Come to a music night with TENGGER – an electronic psychedelic / drone musical duo and travelers. Members: ‘itta’, Korean new wave avant-garde artist who plays voice, Indian harmonium and toy instruments with her poetry and, ‘Marqido’, Japanese noise creator, music producer who plays analogue synthesizers currently. TENGGER formed under the name of ’10’ in 2005 Korea and has been touring extensively in Asia (Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines), Europe (UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Czech Republic, Sweden), USA (east coast). THE WIRE, TimeOut, WFMU, Resonance FM, to name a few, introduced their music to Europian and American experimental music fans. The band is based in Seoul, South Korea. They have toured abroad extensively and this has definitely changed the way they think. The beauty of each new space they have visited has been deeply affecting. It has lead them to consider the environment more carefully. They got married with each other, and their baby RAAI was born in 2012. Finally they changed the name to TENGGER( In Mongolian it means big, infinite sky, while in Hungarian it means big ocean) in 2013. The name is expansion of 10, and came out from their life. Support by two local acts: Dee.F and Duy

Hue – Artist Talk with Nguyen Manh Hung

Sat 16 Jul 2016, 4 pm
DMZ Arts Space
3rd Floor, 60 Le Loi Street, Hue City
You are invited to an artist talk with artist Nguyen Manh Hung.
“Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2016″ Calls for Volunteers
Deadline: 20 Jul 2016

“Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2016” is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to help us out with the preparation and organisation of the upcoming international dance festival (21-27 September 2016, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City). Volunteers will have the opportunity to connect with the core of the artistic network in Vietnam, meet with world-wide famous artists, all while enjoying the best dance event in Hanoi. They will receive a volunteer certificate, gain experience worth putting on their CV, build up their professional network, make new friends, and more.

We are looking for:
– Translators (ENG VN),
– Social media contributors,
– Interviewers, Journalists,
– Photo / Video Makers, Editors,
– Theatre Ushers, Information Desk Receptionists
Selection process
Please send us your CV and a letter of interest, answering:
– Which of the above mentioned positions are you interested in?
– How do you think you can best contribute to the Festival?
– When will you be available? (July, August, September period)
All applications should be in ENGLISH only. No previous experience required.
Candidates from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are welcome.
Deadline for submissions: 20 July 2016
[email protected]

Concert Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak

Tue 19 Jul 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC
You are invited to the Concert Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Antonin Dvorak with the participation of:
Conductor: Lê Phi Phi
Flute: Strasho Temkov
with the symphony orchestra from HBSO
Gabriel Fauré – Pavane, Op. 50
John Rutter – Suite Antique for flute, harpsichord & strings
Francis Poulenc – Sonata for flute & orchestra
Antonin Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, Op. 95
Ticket price: 550,000 – 400,000 – 350,000 – 200,000 – 80,000 VND (for students only)
Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Huong: 0989874517, Ms. Huong Ly: 0908057972
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn

Surreal Dance Performance "Four Seasons"

Mon 18 Jul 2016, 6.30 pm
Kinergie Studio
7th Floor, 101A Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi
You are invited to the surreal dance performance titled “Four seasons” with artist Doan Minh Hoan (Hoan Doan).

About the dance: Hanoi is bestowed with Mother Nature’s four seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The seasons are like a passionate woman with immense love and infinite creativity offering an endless variety of scenery. She came to earth as Spring, elegant as an ancient girl approaching her husband, each step very deliberate, but still with an apparent shyness. The warm breeze and the scent spreading through every twig and leaf, and then gently through each street, mixed with the flow of people, awakening the life that has been dormant, giving energy for delivery of a resurrected nature. The Spring goes in to Summer carried be the orchestra of solo musicians, the cicada’s persistent melodic music, accompanied by the tiny lights of the fireflies flickering brightly in the evenings. The shimmering light everywhere makes the appearance of a grand and intense lady in a red and green dress dwelling in a prestigious house, full of heat, love and energy.

Not shy as Spring or energetic as the summer, the Autumn is beautiful, but melancholic as the withering beauty of the honorable aging lady. The Autumn is in each step flexible, down to earth. Thousands of fallen leaves rustling yellow dye the streets leaving marks after her footsteps. The mystery of the early morning Autumn chill comes as poetry to the lonely stray souls. Miss Winter is both youth and age, as a woman has experienced many of life’s ups and downs, she brings the shadow of existence with a stringent vitality and intensity. Her appearance is cold, as the night comes, wandering alone through the street, we see her attraction through the enchanting scent of passion fruit milk, singing softly as an ocean breeze blowing through the rock and peeling underneath the skin, at the same time anxious and overwhelmed.

The eternal dance of life – creating and destroying – a continuous development of natural causes where the creation is constantly self-mutilating in order to enable new life to appear. The performance of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter is a tribute to the Creator, a childhood nostalgia where the endless line of generations – each delivering the next into being and then slowly withering away – is accompanied by the constant rhythm of the Four Seasons.
Surcharge fee: 150 000 VND
For more information, please contact 0902 19 29 69

Film Screening "Eames, The Architect and The Painter"

Sat 16 Jul 2016, 3 pm
Hanoi: Heritage Space
1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza
6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi
HCMC: Salon Ca phe thu bay
19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Ward 6, Dist 3, HCMC

To mark the ending of film series about the movement “Modern Architecture”, Architecture Movies Club will feature the architect and the painter Charles and Ray Eames (Charles Eames, 1907-1978 & Ray-Bernice Alexandra Eames, 1912-1988). Always regarded as the best designers in the USA and all over the world, the couple created the timeless artworks and influenced many generations. It can be said that Charles and Ray Eames were the first to mass produce modern furniture using inexpensive techniques and new materials. They changed people’s life through the use of furniture.

. 14h30 – 15h00: Meeting
. 15h00 – 16h30: Film screening
. 16h30 – 17h00: Discussion
Vietnamese subtitles
Free entry

The Rotten Grapes Comedy Show

Sat 16 Jul 2016, 8 pm
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi
The Rotten Grapes – the one and only English-speaking Comedy club in Hanoi – invites you to its biggest comedy show ever on July 16th, 8 PM at L’Espace.

Performances: The show is featured with improvisation acts starring The Rotten Grapes and To be Continued – a Hong Kong improv troupe but travels throughout Asia to spread their funny and talented improvisation performance. Everything you see in this performance will be completely made up on the spot based on your suggestions. We will turn your words of inspiration into improvised scenes. The show is also featured with musical comedy by JUNK!, Stand-Up comedy by Chris Blackwood as well as Comedy Magic by Alex Nguyen.

Trailer for the show:
– Ticket price: 160.000VND each
– VIP ticket: 220.000VND each
Tickets available here
Hotline: 0968.246.155 (Mr. Le)

A Night of Trinh Cong Son’s Music "Nguyệt hạ"

Sun 17 Jul 2016, 8 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

Nguyệt hạ is a return to the original spirit of Trinh Cong Son music. It is also an opportunity for Giang Trang, Le Thu Huong and Le Thu to gather after a while of following their own paths. Three artists, who live and work in different countries, will have a chat over the melodies and lyrics of songwriter Trinh Cong Son. The conversation, sometimes busy, sometimes calm, which empties or fills with the singing, classical guitar and flute, is a return to the serene space of Trinh Cong Son music. Each song has its own origin, bringing a memory, like a distant meeting in the moonlight. “Nguyet ha” embeds the audience in a quiet area, which floats between memory, forgetting and melancholy.

Le Thu: guitar
Giang Trang: vocal
Le Thu Huong: flute
A ticket 300 000 VND
B ticket 170 000 VND
B ticket for members 100 000 VND
B ticket for students 80 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.
Hanoi Collective Orchestra comes back!
Sun 17 Jul 2016, 2 – 6 pm
Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents “Hanoi Collective Orchestra”, which is audience participatory, improvisational orchestra performance on the 17th of July in Hanoi. Hanoi Collective Orchestra, held for the second time in Hanoi, is one of the art projects in which participants perform “music instruments” as a member of Orchestra. Participants create “music instruments” using tools, materials that we use in our everyday life. The first performance was held in September last year in Hanoi. Participants will create new instruments and perform as part of a large, impromptu orchestra. With this impromptu orchestra and the multitude of different ensembles created by the participants and varied sounds drawn from Hanoi’s streets, a new kind of “music without musicians” will be born in Hanoi. At the same time, 2 weeks of workshop will be held with Otomo Yoshihide, a musician, Suzuki Akio, a sound artist and facilitators from Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese. Participants for workshop will search the sound from the street, life in Hanoi and create music instruments. Free admission and registration is not necessary. But we might restrict entrance in case of the number of participants exceed venue’s capacity.

Film Screening "Attila Marcel"

Screening film with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 15 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Screening film with English subtitles: Sun 17 Jul 2016, 6 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
Come to the film screening “Attila Marcel” (France, 2013, 106′) at L’Espace
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Casting: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

Director Sylvain Chomet, who has gain fame through two animations “Belleville Rendez-vous” and “The Illusionist” makes a comesback with his first live-action movie, telling a unique story about a naive mute man searching for his memories. Film synopsis: Thirty-year-old Paul lives in a Parisian apartment with his aunts, two elderly aristocrats who have looked after him since he was two years old and who dream of seeing him become a virtuoso pianist. His life is reduced to a daily routine of playing the grand piano in the lounge and attending his aunts’ dance class, where he is an accompanist. Isolated from the outside world, Paul has grown old without ever having lived… Until the day that he encounters Madame Proust, his neighbor on the fourth floor. This eccentric woman possesses a herb tea recipe capable, thanks to music, of making even the most deeply buried memories spring forth. With her, Paul will discover the story of his past and find the key that will allow him to live life at last.

On 15 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 17 Jul: French with English subtitles
Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Live Performance "Lang Toi – My Village"

16 – 17, 25 and 26 Jul 2016, 6pm
Hanoi Opera House

“Lang Toi”, also known as “My Village” – the spectacle created by a group of 4 creators: Tuan Le, Nguyen Lan Maurice, Nhat Ly, Tan Loc – will perform live at the 105 year-old Hanoi Opera House from July 16th, 2016 onwards. The show is 60-minute length, at 18:00 every Monday and Tuesday. However, the July 2016 show schedule includes 6 nights: July 16th – 19th and July 25th – 26th, 2016. “Lang Toi” is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Vietnamese village life is presented under new cirque approach using iconic bamboo; breathtaking cirque and twenty different exotic folk instruments performing live. In 2005, the group of 4 creators created “Lang Toi” in Hanoi. From 2009 to 2012, the show toured the world with over 300 shows in France, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Hungaria, Germany, and Hong Kong. The French Daily Newspaper – Le Monde, 11/07/2011 commented on the show: “The beautiful idea is using the bamboo trunk, an ancient material, as the key to the whole show. With just a few pieces of strips or bike tires, the artists of the Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam are composing and recomposing infinitely movable and superb architectures.”

Ticket price:
aah! Zone – 630,000 VND
ooh! Zone – 1,050,000 VND
wow! Zone – 1,470,000 VND
VIP Cabin Zone – 4,000,000 VND
Call + 84 1245 18 11 88 for more information.
Tickets can be purchased online or via email at [email protected] or directly at Hanoi Opera House Box Office: 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Installation Art Exhibition "Inner Space" by Nguyen Duy Manh

Opening: Sun 17 Jul 2016, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: 17 – 23 Jul 2016
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. Hanoi

“Inner Space” is the first solo exhibition of Nguyen Duy Manh prepared within 3 years from 2014 to 2016. A journey to discover himself, and share his experience about the “inner space”. It is difficult for others to do that. Nguyen Duy Manh was born in 1984 in Vinh Phuc. He is a member of Association of Culture and Art of Vinh Phuc and Vietnam Fine Arts Association. He is freelance artist, now living and working in Vinh Phuc. Since 2012, he used strings and available things in 3-dimensional environment to show his regret for the old memories. He has participated in several group exhibitions of young artists. He won the consolation prize at the Young Fine Arts Festival 2011 and the Vietnam Fine Arts Association prize at the Young Fine Arts Festival 2014.