December 3-9: Ballet Performance “Nutcracker – Wonder Dream”

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



Dance Performance “J-Dance” in Hanoi

8 pm, December 7 and 8

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung district

Come to the “J-Dance” show to explore the diversity of dance and physical expression in Japan.

Five dancers, who are currently active in Japan and at international festivals, will be invited to perform four works in various styles, such as contemporary dance and Butoh.

Ballet Performance “Nutcracker – Wonder Dream”

8 pm, December 5 and 6

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

The widely known ballet ‘Nutcracker’ will feature on the Hanoi stage with a modern vibrant remake and new story in order to bring the piece closer to Vietnamese audiences, particularly children.

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


Photo Exhibition “Vietnam Pagodas” by Nicolas Cornet


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.



A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, December 3 and 4

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts 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


Exhibition “Survival” by Nguyen Minh Nam

Craig Thomas Gallery

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

You are invited to “Survival”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Minh Nam.

Works on display explore the female form and the continuing evolution of the roles and mores of women in Vietnamese society and in its collective imagination.

Exhibition “Hope – Full” by Pham Huy Thong

Craig Thomas Gallery

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

Born in 1981 and graduating from the Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts University in 2004, Thong is 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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