September 18-24: Dance Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2017

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NDO— A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events will take place in in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



Lucy Rose Live in Hanoi

7 – 10 pm, September 21

Hanoi Rock City

27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho district

You are invited to a full live performance by English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose and her accompanying band. A documentary capturing Lucy Rose’s trip around Latin America which inspired her forthcoming album “Something’s Changing” will be screened at the event.

Tickets: VND 350,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 250,000

Dance Performance “The Burrow” (Der Bau)

8 pm, September 20

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham street, Hai Ba Trung district

Come to enjoy the intoxicating dance work “The Burrow” (Der Bau), created by Berlin-based choreographer Isabelle Schad and French visual artist Laurent Goldring.

“The Burrow” is part of a series of influential art collaborations by dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad and visual artist Laurent Goldring. In their work, Schad and Goldring employ a concept of “intensifier” to make physical processes visible. Like an artificial limb, an outer layer encloses the body, serving as transition between the inner and the outer world.

Tickets: VND 50,000

Contemporary Dance “Distorsions Urbaines”

8 pm, September 23

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

A combination of dance, music and visual art, the contemporary dance piece “Distorsions Urbaines” has set aside the poetic perception of a charming world by pointing out the physical and psychological limitations of the living space of men.

The dancers and musicians in “Distorsions Urbaines” will “cohabit” in transparent inflatables bubbles – a representation of the tumors of modern cities where humans are more and more imprisoned day by day.


Exhibition “Beyond the Hills” by Le Hoang Bich Phuong

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

“Beyond the Hills” is a solo exhibition by Saigon-based visual artist Le Hoang Bich Phuong, one of the most prominent emerging artists in Vietnam.

Marking her return to silk work after a deviation to ceramics stems, in ‘Beyond The Hills’, Phuong is showing her new series of delicate silk paintings and a minimalist installation, dealing with the question about concepts of self consciousness, time and personal space.

‘Beyond the Hills’ is a part of Phuong’s visual diary which reflects her recent experience of loss, of life and death, it therefore, is a deeply personal work both in subject and production by an artist ready to listen to her intuition.

Exhibition “Vietnam in Cyanotype: Batch 1” by Julie Vola

Ke Quan

81b Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho district

The exhibition is a selection of some of Julie Vola’s favorite portraits of Vietnam and its people. They come from more than a half-decade exploring Vietnam through the lens of her camera, on assignment, as a traveller and as a resident of the country.

Born in the South of France in 1983, Julie Vola is currently working as the Photo editor for Word Vietnam. She arrived in Hanoi 7 years ago in search of her own family’s past, after inheriting her grandfather’s personal photographs from his life in Hanoi.

Exhibition “Fly in the Skies” by Mai Dai Luu


3F IPH-Indochina Plaza Hanoi (241 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay District

“Fly in the Skies” is a harmonious combination of music and painting, which promises to bring a space filled with emotions so that audiences can fully appreciate the artworks on display.

The childlike, naive-looking works of artist Mai Dai Luu will be accompanied by remixed versions of children’s songs by the HUB band, which will bring audiences back to their innocence, yet mischievous childhood and closer to the world of children.



A Night of Beethoven

8 pm, September 19

HCMC Opera House

7 Lam Son Square, District 1

The concert will feature some of Beethoven’s most notable works, with outstanding performance by the ultra talented Bui Cong Duy and the international conductor, David Gomez Ramirez, with the orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

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

WINTERCEARIG dance project by Tricia Nguyen

19:30, September 22

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di street, Thao Dien ward, district 2

Tricia Nguyen goes completely new ways and test the limits of dance for therapy. Her WINTERCEARIG dance project examines symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders.

Free admission


Solo Exhibition “Persona” by Tuyp Tran

Dia Projects

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

In “Persona”, Tuyp zooms out a little and raises many questions which are made visible through an exploration of religious, political and scientific narratives. Where do we get our personalities from? How do we navigate the gulf between what we think we are and how we are perceived? To what extent are we in control of this process?

A Solo Exhibition by Ly Hoang Ly

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Come and join Ly Hoang Ly’s first solo exhibition, and most the comprehensive presentation of her work to date, as part of her on-going project ‘0395A.ĐC’. This multimedia, collaged body of work will showcase the artist’s ongoing inquiry into the epic story and continuous struggle of human (im)migration, whilst highlighting the contested nature of the memorisation, documentation and circulation of history.

Exhibition “Muted Conversations” by Dat Vu

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

‘Muted Conversations’ is an ongoing photography project by Dat Vu that explores the spirituality and superstitions surrounding rituals in modern Vietnam. His photographic series includes both staged and candid images taken during his extensive travels across the country.

This exhibition aims to address the significance of traditional cultural practices as Vietnam rapidly transitions into a new era of economic possibility.