December 16 – 22: ‘The Quintessence of Tonkin’ show in Hanoi

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



The Quintessence of Tonkin

7pm on December 10,12,14

Baara Land Culture and Entertainment Complex

Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District,

Drawing inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda, the 60-minute live spectacle tells the story of the pagoda founded by the venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh and the history of the ancient Thang Long royal palace.

Arranged on an interactive stage with the support of state-of-the-art technology and a stunning setting, the show features an array of traditional art forms and ritual practices from the northern delta, including Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), folklore melodies, Quan Ho (love duet singing), Hau Dong (mediumship ritual), and water puppetry.

Ticket prices: VND800,000 - VND900,000 - VND1,200,000


Exhibition “7 Years: A Metamorphosis”

9 am – 5 pm, October 29, 2019 – January 16 2020

Cuc Gallery

Room A4703, Building Keangnam A, Duong Dinh Nghe street, Nam Tu Liem district

The exhibition presents the most up-to-date works of our seven distinguished Vietnamese artists: Ly Tran Quynh Giang, Lai Dieu Ha, Nguyen Son, Nguyen Truc, Nguyen Trung, Tulip Duong and Do Hoang Tuong.

The exhibition marks the seven-year-long period of development and transformation in the artists’ career trajectories and CUC gallery since its first exhibition opening in 2012.

Exhibition Art In The Forest 2019

Flamingo Dai Lai Resort

Ngoc Thanh ward, Phuc Yen district, Vinh Phuc province

After over three months of launching a creation campaign with the participation of 17 Vietnamese and international artists, 68 lacquer and sculpture works were introduced in the green space of Dai Lai pine forest.

In addition to familiar faces from the previous exhibitions such as Mukhai Katsumi (Japan), Dam Dang Lai, Le Lang Luong and Vu Hong Nguyen (Vietnam), this year’s programme attracted numerous famous artists from many other countries, including Ariel Moscovici (France), Daniel Perez (Spain), Floyd Elzinga (Canada), Sha Sha Higby (the US), and Jang Jin-su (the Republic of Korea).



A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, December 16,17,18,20,21,22

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 “Singing to the Choir?” & “Silent Intimacy”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

You are invited to two new exhibitions: ‘Singing to the Choir?’, a group exhibition by Phan Anh, Tran Minh Duc, and Ngoc Nau; along with ‘Silent Intimacy’, a solo exhibition by Dang Thuy Anh.

Works on display at the ‘Singing to the choir?’ exhibition present the artists’ reflections on humanity’s demonstrated attachment of purpose to an intangible realm justifying the meaning of life.

Meanwhile, ’Silent Intimacy’ is Dang Thuy Anh’s first solo exhibition in her artistic endeavor with apple snails, contemplatively dubbed with the impact of urbanization on human life.


For adults: VND 50,000

For students: VND 40,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)