October 9-15: Contemporary Dance “Urban Distortions” / transitscape + SUBOI in HCMC

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



Concert “In Love” with Apaixonado Quartet

8 pm, October 12


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Come to enjoy the IN LOVE Concert – an intimate gift for the “Season of Love”.

Artist: Apaixonado Quartet

Guest artists: Kenjah David, Tran Xuan Hoa

Ticket price: VND 300,000

Music Night “S O L O: Sound Only Live Once” by Stanford Reid

8 – 10 pm, October 15

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Nam Tu Liem district

You are invited to a music night featuring multi-talented artist Stanford Reid from Brooklyn, New York, America. Stanford will not only bring to you his smooth Jazz but also melodies that are so familiar with Vietnamese which he has experienced during his stay in Vietnam.

Ticket prices:

– VIP ticket: VND 150,000 (front row + 01 drink)

– Standard: VND 120,000

– Member: VND 100,000 (for membership, student


Exhibition “Undone” by Nguyen Tran Nam

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

The lacquer paintings on display at the exhibition mark a return to a medium from Nam’s formal training at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts (graduated 2003).

Dark and heavy, the series’ brutal beauty reveals the artist’s concern with both the dead and the living and portrays his obsession with the ruins of landscapes and life.

Art Exhibition “Le Sourire de la Mutation”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Art exhibition “La sourire de la mutation” (translation: The smile of mutation) presents a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis. The three artists, coming from three different countries – France, Belgium and Vietnam – explore the theme of the changes in urban space through different perspectives: visual, dance and installation art.

The scenery of Vietnam’s metropolitan cities is illustrated in Truong Minh Thy Nguyen’s mural. The sun jacket covered ladies on motorbikes become the muses for Emmanuelle Vincent’s dance piece. And objects dangle between fantasy and tradition in the installation artwork of Pierre Larauza.

This exhibition is part of the Dance Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2017.

Exhibition “West Lake” by Anna-Maria Ory

Dong Phong Art Gallery

03 Ly Dao Thanh Street

Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

The title of the exhibition is “West Lake”, as several paintings were painted on the west coast of the lake.

The subject and technique of the pictures mix the elements of both Eastern and Western traditions, in an attempt to establish connections between two very different cultures which nevertheless have a lot in common.

Contemporary Dance “Urban Distortions” / transitscape + SUBOI

8 pm, October 14

HCMC Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

The show is a collaboration between French-Belgian dance group t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e, Vietnam’s queen of hip-hop Suboi and prominent young musician Teddy Chilla.

A combination of dance, music and visual art, the dance performance “Urban distortions” will bring about a poetic view of a land, a society or a city where we often question ourselves about the margins between what’s visible and what’s not.

Choreography & filming: Pierre Larauza and Emmanuelle Vincent

Vocal: Suboi

Music: Teddy Chilla

Soundtrack: Mathieu Ha

Dancers: Emmanuelle Vincent, Charles Ngombengombe, Olga Ndaya Larauza, Pierre Larauza + Do Xuyen Nhu

Artists: Truong Minh Thy-Nguyen

Ticket prices: VND 450,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 250,000 – VND 150,000 – VND 100,000


Exhibition “Abandoned by Heaven” by Bui Thanh Tam

Craig Thomas Gallery

27(i) Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

You are invited to “Abandoned by Heaven”, a solo exhibition of oil and Đông Hồ folk paintings on canvas by Hanoi-based artist Bui Thanh Tam.

At first glance, the paintings of Bùi Thanh Tâm’s “Abandoned by Heaven” collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. The doe-eyed figures in the paintings look to be in the midst of living happy and prosperous lives, but there is something amiss lying just underneath the surface of the paintings.

Exhibition “Paradise Lost” by Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

‘Paradise Lost’ by Hoàng Thanh Vĩnh Phong (b. 1971) invites us into a world where the familiar is made strange, the mundane mythologised and the symbolic re-arranged. Through the shifting of shape and twisting of material, images and objects from the everyday are taken out of context, heightened with a sense of ambiguity, asking us to look beyond what our first glance has to offer.


For adults: VND 35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

Entry is free on the opening night.