May 31, 2019 / 13:51

Amazing event calendar for your weekend in Hanoi

The Hanoitimes - The weekend event calendar is packed with arts performances, program for children and here are our recommendations.

Artist Talk with Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi
 
Artist Talk with Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi.
Artist Talk with Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi.
Future of Tradition* would like to invite you to attend a talk with Artist Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi titled “A Contemporary Approach to Vietnamese Lacquer Painting”. This talk is the 7th in the series of events of a project to promote Vietnamese lacquer art.
Lacquer is a traditional Vietnamese art form, used primarily on paintings. For Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, Vietnamese lacquer has been the core element in her creation.
Without using Son ta (resin obtained from lacquer tree) on paintings in a traditional way, Oanh Phi Phi made a “swim upstream with traditional techniques” and “bring new life to lacquer by experimenting lacquer on glass, using lacquer as a material in architecture… With Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, Son ta is no longer “a fastidious and conservative material”, it is also a close bond between the Artist and Vietnamese culture.
Why did artist Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi choose to adventure with materials that need so much “time and energy”? What is the relationship between lacquer and Vietnamese culture in her assessment? We would like to invite you to come and discuss to know more about Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi’s practice, as well as Vietnamese lacquer, a special traditional art material.
Time: Saturday June 1 at 7:30 pm
Venue: Erato School of Music and Performing Art, 3rd floor, 30 Doan Thi Diem, Hanoi
A program with theme “Summer for Children”

 
A program with theme “Summer for Children”.
A program with theme “Summer for Children”.
The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism is hosting a month-long program with the theme “Summer for Children”.
With participation of 100 people of 13 ethnic groups including the Tay, Dao, Mong, Thai, E De and Khmer, the program will introduce the culture, customs and traditions of the different ethnic groups.
The activities focus on raising awareness on the environment – especially plastic pollution – through various traditional games and writing and painting contests. Participants will discover the handicrafts, costumes, musical instruments and cuisine of the ethnic minority groups.
A performance featuring the singing and dancing of the Ta Oi people from A Luoi district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, will take place over the weekend.
Time: Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2
Venue: The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town, Ha Noi.
Contemporary concert features new works by int’l and Vietnamese composers

 
Contemporary concert features new works by int’l and Vietnamese composers.
Contemporary concert features new works by int’l and Vietnamese composers.
A contemporary music concert introducing new works by international and Vietnamese composers will take place at Manzi Art Space on Sunday.
Organized by Manzi and Đương Đại Festival Composers, Yin & Yang will feature some of the finest traditional and classical musicians of Vietnam like Nguyen Bao Long (saxophone), Do Kien Cuong (oboe), Nguyen Chanh (cello) and Do Tuan (piano and flute).
Artists Pham Thu An (Vietnamese zither), Vu Dieu Thao (pipa), Vu Thi Thuy Linh (36-string zither), Pham Ha Linh (vocal), Le Thanh Xuan (piano) will also perform at the concert.
A highlight is sure to be American Dirk Johan Stromberg's performance, featuring the phallophone, his own instrumental creation of hybrid electro-acoustic instrument.
Tickets cost VND150,000 per person. The program is not appropriate for people under 12.
Time: Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 pm
Venue: Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Nguyen Trung Truc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi