March 9-15: Workshop on Origami Lantern 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.



‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

6pm on March 11, 13, 14

Vietnam 'Tuong' (Classical Drama) Theatre

51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District

Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach.

Farming, building activities, traditional games, and the lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated through ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, as well as rhythmic dancing, performed with distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

Ticket prices: VND 700,000- VND 1,050,000


Workshop on Origami Lantern

2 pm – 4 pm, every Sunday

Zo Paper – Art and Craft

26 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to a DIY workshop with Zo Paper project team, during which you can learn more about Vietnamese history, culture by getting to know handcrafted and natural “Dó”-paper.

Participants are also given instructions on creating their very own lanterns by themselves.

Fee: US$25/ person

Maximum number of participants: 10

For reservation, fee should be transferred to bank account: 19021248376013

Name: Le Thi Ky

Techcombank 95 Ly Nam De Hanoi

Content: lantern workshop + Name

Phuc Tan Public Art Project

3 pm – 5 pm, March 15

AGO Hub, 12 Hoa Ma street, Hai Ba Trung district

9 pm – 7 pm, March 15

Phuc Tan public art area, Hanoi

Note to participants: Please arrange your own transport and translator.

You are invited to the talk with Curator Nguyen The Son and 16 artists who conducted a project to create an outdoor art space at street numbers 1 and 2 of Phuc Tan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.

During the talks, the participating artists will share with the audience the project concept, the working process and the co-creation between artists and local residents.

After the talk, you are invited to join the curator and artists on a visit to the Phuc Tan public art area, to enjoy the beauty of the artworks under the evening light, and take plenty of photos with the curator and the artists.



A O Show by Lune Production

6 pm, March 9 - 13

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 “The Crossing of Disaster”

10am – 7pm, February 14 – March 28, Tuesday – Saturday

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

You are invited to a solo exhibition by French artist François Andes, curated by Luiz Gustavo Carvalho.

Conceived in 2016 and expanded upon during two periods of artistic residence in Vietnam between 2018 and 2019 at Villa Saigon, this project features an ensemble of works: drawings, animation, sculptures, costumes, masks, and musical compositions commissioned from acclaimed composers Samir Odeh-Tamimi (Palestine/Israel) and Sérgio Rodrigo (Brazil).

Exhibition ‘Ordinary Life’

Craig Thomas Gallery

27(i) Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

The exhibition ‘Ordinary Life’ displays silk paintings by female artist Le Thuy. The paintings express the artists’ intense of nature, as well as the regret and remorse for what has been lost in the natural world as the human race advances.

Thuy also brings smaller, ongoing events in the natural world into her paintings and presents them in the form of natural laws in the struggle for survival.

Free entry.