HN & HCMC – Austrian Dance “Seismic Dancer” in Festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2016

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Hanoi: Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8 pm
Youth Theater
11 Ngo Thi Nham Str, Hanoi

HCMC: Mon 26 Sep 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House
7 Lam Son Square, HCMC

From Austrian Embassy:

This year’s 6th edition of the “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance Festival” will feature an Austrian contribution for the first time: “Seismic Dancer” will celebrate its world premiere on the stage of Hanoi’s Youth Theater and will also be performed at the HCMC Opera House.

The piece was created by the established Austrian artist Doris Uhlich. Together with DJ Boris Kopening they will explore an energetic dance technique, flooding the stage with techno culture, with dynamic movements and hypnotic sound.

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Doris Uhlich was born in Upper Austria and holds a degree in “Pedagogy for Contemporary Dance” from the Conservatory of Vienna. She has been developing her own projects since 2006. During her career she has received many prizes and was awarded various titles, e.g. “Remarkable Emerging Choreographer” and “Dancer Of The Year”. Since 2015, Doris Uhlich is teaching at the renowned Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. For further information see here.

Boris Kopeinig is a Vienna-based electronic media artist and DJ, working in the areas of techno, electronic music, video and internet art. His DJ sets are driven by technoid rhythms and synthetic frequencies, exploring zones of sound experimentation and dance floor celebration. For him electronic dance music is a futuristic take on ancient rituals that affect the consistency of body and perception.

Tickets 100.000 VND per evening

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Playback Theater Course in Hanoi

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Every Thursday from 06 Oct 2016, 07.15 – 09.45 pm
The Black Box – 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi


From the organizer:

Playback theater is a form of original Improvisation Theatre, in which the story of life was recreated immediately on stage, no prepared script, nor the presence of a director, both of which are discarded, instead, it is improvisational and instant interaction of all the participated components.

If the regular theater actors always get the help of the director as well as practice before hand with a ready-made script, on the improvisation stage, the artist has to be both director and actor. No one showed them how to do this or that, which scene plays first, which line ends the play… They have to listen to the story, find the language to express, and cooperate with co-stars. Actors need to be able to improvise, immediately rendered into any character to be willingly able express the rich story of the viewer.

With the aim to introduce this new and unique kind of theater, as well as building a quality playground for enthusiasts of improvisation theater, Life Art is proud to host the PLAYBACK THEATRE – Basic Course.
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WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
– Acting skills: telling stories through body expressions, voice…
– Improv skills
– Collective creativity
– An complementary technique for acting

HOW?
You do not need a lot of experience to the stage to participate in this course, by the guide will offer a system of exercises from easy to difficult, from basic to advanced to you gradually master the acting skills and creativity. Improvisational exercises not only gives you the moments completely relax your mind but also help stimulate creativity and a strong connection with your intuition.

BASIC INFORMATION
– Time: 19:15 to 21:45, every Thursday, Start date: October 6th
– Location: The BlackBox, 2nd Floor, 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Dong Da, Hanoi
– The course is intended for: Lovers of stage acting with an open mind, willingness to experience, from 18 years and older.
– Course Duration: 12 sessions – 3 months
(It is expected that the final concert will be a theatrical performances recreated in The BlackBox Art Space, but this will be determined by the actual situation and the wishes of the participants).
– Language: Vietnamese
– Tuition: 2.160.000d / 3 months

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INSTRUCTORS: Phi Manh Doan and Dang Minh Thu, along with other guest artists.

Phi Manh Dang and Minh Thu Doan learn about Improvision Theatre in 2002 – 2003 in an actor training program by David Glass Theatre (UK). They have 4 years of continuous performing with Hanoi Improvisation Theater Team, 3 years with Nhap Theater and 6 years with The BlackBox Art Space. Below are some notable performance:
– Oe Oe (Experimental Theater),
– Men – Women (Playback Theater).

A Night of Concert and Ballet – “Autumn Serenade” in Hanoi

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29 and 30 Sep 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House – 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From the organizer:

You are invited to A Night of Concert and Ballet, entitled “Autumn Serenade”.

Program

Part I: Famous compositions by Russian composers

Conductor: PhD. People’s Artist Nguyễn Thiếu Hoa
and the Orchestra of Vietnam National Opera and Balllet

Mikhail Glinka – Overture from opera “Ruslan and Ludmila”

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Kuplety Trike from opera “Eugeny Onegin”
Tenor: Meritorious Artist Hà Mạnh Chung

Iolanta’ Arioso from opera “Iolanta”
Soprano: Meritorious Artist Hà Phạm Thăng Long

Robert’s Aria from opera “Iolanta”
Bariton: Mạnh Dũng
Gold cup in Pyongyang Spring Arts Festival, 2016

Elegie from “Serenade for strings”
Waltz from “Eugene Onegin”
with the Choir of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano concerto No.2, mov.I
Piano Soloist: Nguyễn Đăng Quang
1st prize Hanoi International Piano Competition 2015

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.5, Mov.4

Intermission

Part II: Contemporary Ballet “The Moment”

Music: Handel, Ben Frost, Arvo Part
Choreographer: Nguyễn Ngọc Anh
Assistant Choreographer: Tạ Thuỳ Chi
Costume: Nguyễn Ngọc Anh, Công ty Thời trang LK Nguyễn
Stage designer: Nguyễn Công Hoan, Nguyễn Ngọc Anh, Tạ Thuỳ Chi, Hà Nguyên Long
Perform: Meritorious Artist Phan Văn Lương, Việt An, Thu Huệ, Hải Ly, Thu Hằng, Duy Khánh, Phương Thảo, Diễm Quỳnh, Văn Nam, Thọ Dương, Minh Thanh, Hoàng Anh, Minh Trang and Dancers of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

The life of each one with different moments, the emotions of desire, the concern with survival efforts and the rising aspirations like the invisible burden clinging around us. The continuation of such a non-stop process… empty and fulfill as the bubble full of life melt away.

The burden of campaigning that requires us constantly and create rhythmic tension with colourful of life and desire, like the ladder in life sublimation.

Tickets

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.

For free delivery please call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

German Dance “Laundries in Hanoi” in Dance Festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance”

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Hanoi: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 8 pm
Youth Theatre Hanoi – 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

HCMC: Sun 25 Sep 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House

From Goethe Institut:

Growing up in the 60’s, the atmosphere in the living room of Riki von Falken was affected by images of the Vietnam War on TV every Sunday for a little moment. The media artist Nguyen Trinh Thi was born in Hanoi shortly after the last big bombardments. Both women still carry those pictures within themselves; even the images of the war had been eliminated, their context of life was consciously and unconsciously influenced by it.

The Goethe-Institut Hanoi brought the artists together for a joint project. At the beginning the choreographer Riki von Falkens started her research of images and movements in the urban area of Hanoi in summer 2015 just by herself, then Nguyen Trinh Thi joined her. Since Thi lived in Berlin for one year as a scholarship holder of the DAAD artists’ program from fall 2015, it was possible to work on the piece over a longer period. Exchange and an individual artistical work alternated at that time.

The dance and media piece “Laundries in Hanoi”, a solo performance by the choreographer Riki von Falken herself, focuses on memories. How are these maintained and projected into the future? The artists take the audience on a journey of transformation of experience and its influence on images in the present. Riki von Falken’s choreography consciously surrounds the interrupted and repetitive memories – movements and gestures, individual and “cultural” gestures – in order to investigate the imagery of the body, the “normal” and often casual movements, with a keen eye. The cutting technique of the video artist transfers into the choreographic inspiration, where compositions of the body start to communicate with the imagery.

The dance and media piece LAUNDRIES IN HANOI celebrates its premiere on September 8 at the Uferstudios Berlin. Followed by the performances at the opening of the festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” on September 21 in Hanoi and on September 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Riki von Falken, born 1954 in Hohenlimburg, has worked as a dancer and choreographer in Berlin since 1981. During her studies in New York she gained vital impulses for her own artistic development. Besides being a dancer and choreographer she taught choreography in Kuala Lumpur at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut in 2010. The dance piece „ECHO II“ was created in a further cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. Her choreographies had been already performed in Brasil, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand and Romania. 2016 the artist received the first Willms Neuhaus Award of the foundation “Zufall und Gestaltung” for her entire chorographical works.

Nguyen Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based moving image artist. Her diverse practice, transcending the boundaries between cinema, documentary and performance, has consistently engaged with memory and history. Her works have been shown at International festivals and art exhibitions including Jeu de Paume, Paris, Lyon Biennale 2015 and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2014 amongst others. As a scholarship holder of the DAAD artists’ program Nguyen Trinh Thi lived from fall 2015 for one year in Berlin and intensified the work with Riki von Falken for their latest work “Laundries in Hanoi”.

Concept, choreography, dance: Riki von Falken
Video: Nguyen Trinh Thi
Dramaturgy: Katja Kettner
Stage, videographer: Oscar Loeser
Costume: Heather MacCrimmon
Light and sound design, technical direction: Ralf Grüneberg
PR: Kerstin Böttcher
Graphic: Franziska Schwarz/schwarzplus
Production management: Christine Elbel

Tickets 100.000 VND
Available from 29.8.2016

Dance Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2016

Dance Festival Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2016

Hanoi: 21 – 25 Sep 2016, 8 pm
National Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi
Star Galaxy Theatre, 87 Lang Ha, Hanoi

HCMC: 25 – 27 Sep 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, Dist 1, HCMC

From Goethe Institut:

This year, the dance festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance”, coordinated by the Goethe-Institut, takes place for the 6th time. The festival received a lot of attention and applause by both media and the public and has successfully contributed to a growing awareness of contemporary dance in Hanoi since 2011 and has long been a major fixture in the cultural calendar of the capital. The artistic and cultural event promotes and enhances the value of contemporary dance in Vietnam, creating a bridge for artists to exchange and to share experiences. “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” is an initiative of EUNIC, the Network of European cultural institutes and embassies in Hanoi, in cooperation with the Youth Theater Vietnam and the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Ballet (HBSO).

Over six days the audiences in Hanoi can experience contemporary dance in a variety of styles from different countries: Germany, France, Israel, Japan, Austria as well as the host country Vietnam. After their performance in the capital, the productions from Germany, Austria and Vietnam can also be seen in HCMC.

The performances move between reality and imagination and explore the innermost depths of human beings, staged with breathtaking choreography and impressive light and media installations. A special highlight is the coproduction of the German dancer and choreographer Riki von Falken and the moving image artist Nguyen Trinh Thi from Hanoi.

The venues: “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” will take place primarily in the National Youth Theater Hanoi, 11 Ngo Thi Nham. The French production Hakanaï will be performed on 24 and 25 September at the Star Galaxy, 87 Lang Ha. The productions from Germany, Austria, HBSO and HCMC Dance College can be seen from 25 – 27 September in HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square.

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Programme in Hanoi:

Wednesday, 21 September, 8 pm Grand Opening in the National Youth Theater Hanoi
Laundries in Hanoi (Solo, 55 min, Germany)
Traditional chronic stick syndrome (Duo, 20 min, Japan)

Thursday, 22 September, 8 pm in the National Youth Theater Hanoi
Interviews (3 dancers, 25 min, Israel)
Yes Yes No No (5 dancers, 40 min, Vietnam)

Friday, 23 September, 8 pm in the National Youth Theater Hanoi
The Roof (7 dancers, 75 min, Vietnam)

Saturday, 24 September, 8 pm in the National Youth Theater Hanoi
Interviews (3 dancers, 25 min, Israel)
Traditional chronic stick syndrome (Duo, 20 min, Japan)
Seismic Dancer (Solo, 20 min, Austria)

Saturday, 24 September, 8 pm in the Star Galaxy
Hakanaï (Solo, 40 min, France)

Sunday, 25 September, 8 pm in the Star Galaxy
Hakanaï (Solo, 40 min, France)

Programme in HCMC:

Sunday, 25 September, 8 pm in the HCMC Opera House
Laundries in Hanoi (Solo, 55 min, Germany)

Monday, 26 September, 8 pm in the HCMC Opera House
Seismic Dancer (Solo, 20 min, Austria)
Yes Yes No No (5 dancers, 40 min, Vietnam)

Tuesday, 27 September, 8 pm in the HCMC Opera House
The Roof (7 dancers, 75 min, Vietnam)

Tickets 100.000 VND per evening
Available from 29.8.2016 at ticketbox.vn

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Improvisation Theatre Course with Quentin Delorme

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7.30 – 9.30 pm on Tuesday from 06 Sep 2016
The Black Box – 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi


From the organizer:

Improvisation theatre, often called improv or impro, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
– Learning games that awake your body and mind ;
– Building collective creations.
– Practice improvisation and improve your roles on stage
– Explore and pratice different genres of improv and its principles.
– Begin performing in front of audiences
– Recognize the right of improvisational art

WHAT WILL YOU BE?
– Develop your public speaking skills
– Increase your ability to concentrate and listen
– Foster creativity, enhanced reflexes
– Develop team work skills
– Learn how to control personal emotions with role play.

BASIC INFORMATION

– Time: 19h30 – 21h30 on Tuesday
– Start Date: September 6th, 2016
– Duration: 12 sessions (3 months)
– Location: The BlackBox, 2nd Floor, 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Dong Da, Hanoi
– Tuition: 2.160.000VND / 12 sessions

ABOUT THE ARTIST/FACILITATOR

Quentin Delorme is a French director, an actor as well as a performer in general and improvisation performer in particular.

Growing from the most recognized drama school in Paris – France, Cours Florent, Quentin has accrued to his early experience throughout the stages of France and Italy in many different roles as stage director, screenwriters, actor. Also, in the first 15 years pursuing performing arts, he had gathered students of Cours Florent and create a troupe of young actors who share the same passion.

After having many successful plays in his career, Quentin wanted to fulfill a much bigger dream, which is to bring theater arts to everyone. With the love for Vietnam in particular and Southeast Asian countries in general, him and his partner decided to come to Hanoi to make their dream come true.

Theater Dance Performance “H’lub – When We Love Them”

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Sun 31 Jul 2016, 7 – 10 pm
Experimental theater, Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema
Mai Dich, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

From the organizer:

The theater dance performance “H’lub – When We Love Them” revolves around two main characters who are victims of human trafficking: Thuy and May. These two girls are lovers of life and have faith in life. Both of them became prostitutes but fortunately, they can return to Vietnam.

The misfortune still dogged Thuy anh May. They were abandoned, discriminated by their relatives, neighbors and friends.

Thuy and May, two girls, two fates, represent the victim of human trafficking when coming back to the community. When they return, would they be welcome? That is the question provoked by this performance. For them, being rescued is not enough, but they need to be “reborn” into a community with empathy, sharing and loving.

We believe with the power of art, “When We Love Them” will give a look of sympathy, humane and love on the human trafficking victim.

► WHO ARE THE ORGANIZERS?
We are the members of project “Moving To Raise” from 10/2015 – 06/2016 at 3 schools: Lao Chai – Yen Bai, A Lu and Ngai Thau – Lao Cai, “hot spots” of the human trafficking issue.

We have run 6 awareness-raising campaigns about the problem of human trafficking to more than 1,000 secondary students and local people. At the same time we also donate basic necessities (food, clothing, school supplies) for the students. Through the trips, we collect the data to build a data source to spread awareness of this problem to many people.

The experiences from these trips are valuable inspiration for our performance. The characters in the theater are entirely based on the people in real life.

Italian Dance Wave with Franz Scala [Slow Motion Recs, Berlin]

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Fri 03 Jun 2016, 9 pm
ATK – 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to a night of Italian Dance Wave with Franz Scala [Slow Motion Recs, Berlin].

Franz is head of Slow Motion, an Italian record label based in Berlin. Aside from producing music on his own, he also performs on several popular stages such as World Unknown, Tusk Wax and Bordello a Parigi. Franz also promotes many events around the German capital such as the monthly Wrong Era parties or the Magic Waves Festival.

Tickets: 50k at the door.

A Night at the Opera – “Salome” by Richard Strauss

A Night at the Opera - Salome by Richard Strauss

Sun 29 May 2016, 7 pm
Cinematheque

From the organizer:

Come to the screening of a classic production of “Salome” by Richard Strauss. “Salome” is the most widely known of the composer’s operas. He based his opera on the play by Oscar Wilde but used a German libretto instead of the original French language that Wilde used for the play.

The opera (and play) are based on the Biblical story of Salome, who demands the head of John the Baptist on a charger as payment for pleasing Herod with her Dance of the Seven Veils. The opera was controversial at the time of its premiere, and was banned by the censors in many European countries.

The performance we are screening was originally produced for Austrian television and is now considered one of the finest versions available. Ironically, the opera was banned in Austria from its premiere in 1905 until 1918.

The opera will be screened in the original German with English subtitles.

For those with membership at the Cinémathèque, make a reservation as usual by phoning the Cinémathèque, daily between 14:30 – 21:00 at 3936-2648. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild, A donation of VND 60,000 is suggested.

A Series of Applied Theater Workshops by Community Theatre of Greensboro

Applied Theater Workshops by Community Theatre of Greensboro

18, 24 and 29 May 2016 (see details below)
The Black Box – 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to join a series of applied theater workshops conducted by the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG). The events’ purpose is to strengthen participants’ skills in using theatre games, physical relaxation exercises and improvisation as tools in working with groups, people with special needs and the community.

Founded in 1949, the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG), located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the oldest Arts organization in Guilford County with the mission: Bringing the diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of theatre.

1. Theater in working with people with special needs
9.30am – 11.30am, 18th May 2016

Workshop “Theater in working with special need people” is comprised of practical activities: There will be activities, physical, vocal and mental exercises, theatre games, interactive discussion, responses to activities, question and answer time.

The Community Theatre of Greensboro has been very successful in welcoming, accommodating and including the community with special needs in their youth and adult productions, workshops and activities. Its yearly two week workshop, Onstage and Inclusive, takes nearly 40 actors of all ages and all disabilities on an incredible journey of personal growth, developing new life skills, getting in touch with their artistic talents and presenting a show to the community that is entertaining, moving and a great advocacy piece for the population with special needs!

Participants: art-based facilitators, artists working with communities, art therapists, and others who have a concern and interest in how to further engage and enrich the lives of our population with special needs through theatre arts.

2. Building Teams Through Theatre
7pm – 9.30pm, 24th May 2016

Used by businesses, corporations and local organizations, Executive Director of CTG, Mitchel Sommers will work with you on exercises that help engage your minds and bodies, while encouraging you to think on your feet and be comfortable in your own skin. By participating in a variety of exercises that force you to “break out of your box”, you will become a better worker, leader, community member and learn to excel at the work place with the skills you will acquire in public speaking, team work and confidence!

Participants: Human resources managers, art-based facilitators, artists working with communities, art therapists, and others with interest and concern.

3. Improvisation theater
2pm – 5pm, 29th May 2016

As an ensemble we will seek a greater self-awareness while discarding self-consciousness through theatre games, physical relaxation exercises and improvisation. We will get better in touch with ourselves, with our “instrument” and develop skills in vocal performance and movement/dance, while getting better in tune with our senses. We will strive for self-discipline. We will seek greater vulnerability while learning to trust in ourselves and trust in others. We will seek a greater openness to all the stimuli of the world around us and embrace the art of collaboration among us. We will try to enhance our powers of listening and observation. All of this will be accomplished through fun, hard work and the avenues of self-expression that only theatre can provide!

Participants: Actors, artists, comedians, all others with interest.

Participation fee (supported): 100.000VND/person/event

Traditional Korean Dance Performance with Dance Company Yun Myung Hwa

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Fri 29 Apr 2016, 7.30 pm
Youth Theater

From the organizer:

You are invited to the Korean traditional dance performance with the participation of dance company Yun Myung Hwa at Youth Theater.

This program includes Buchaechum fan dances, Bisang dance, sword dance, drumming dance, peace dance, Sogo dance, and Jeang-gang dance, which will be performed by Yun Myung Hwa, and exchange performance with Thang Long Group, Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Yun Myung Hwa dance company, founded by Korean artist Yun Myung Hwa with more than 20 members, operates based on traditional ethnic dances and creates new Korean-styled ones. Since establishment and the first performance in 1998, the group has been appreciated with artistic and trendy works through dozens of performances in Korea and abroad.

After the performance on April 29 in Hanoi, Yun Myung Hwa dance company will come to Hue to participate in Hue Festival within 2 days: 1 ~ 2 May, to promote Korean traditional dances and talk with Vietnamese and international audiences.

Free entry
Free tickets are available at: Library of Korean Cultural Center Vietnam, 49 Nguyen Du Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
TEl: 84-4-3944-5980~1
Time: from 4 pm, 26 Apr 2016
Note: please show up 30 mins before the show

Hue – Hip hop and Contemporary Dance “Autarcie”

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Mon 02 May 2016, 7.30 pm
Eastern Stage of Thai Hoa Palace, Imperial Citadel

From Institut français de Huế:

You are invited to hip hop and contemporary dance performance “Autarcie (.…)”, choreographed by Anne Nguyen – Compagnie Par Terre.

Anne Nguyen is the winner of the 2013 SACD New Choreography Talent prize. “Autarky (….)” is a strategy game between frontal dance and free digressions, which confronts two specialties of hip-hop dance: break and popping. The center stage is the rallying point where four dancers unite to build a war dance. The empty space beyond the area of understanding draws them and propels them in search of territory, alliances and hierarchy.

The performance will also take place in Hanoi (06/05) and Ho Chi Minh City (04/05).

Tickets

Ticket price: 100,000 VND

HCMC – Performance of Ballet “Cinderella”

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08 and 09 Apr 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House – No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

From the organizer:

The classic ballet “Cinderella” is Norwegian choreographer Johanne Jakhelln Constant’s next success with the HBSO Ballet. The magical world of fairy tales coupled with the Sergei Prokofiev’s fantastic score has attracted audiences since the Ho Chi Minh City premiere in 2013 and has since become one of HBSO’s most awaited ballet annually.

“Cinderella” will be revived for two nights, 8 and 9 April, 2016 at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, featuring talented artists such as Trần Hoàng Yến, Đàm Đức Nhuận, Nguyễn Phúc Hùng, Hồ Phi Điệp, Phạm Thế Chung, Chloe Glemot, Nguyễn Thu Trang, Phan Thị Hồng Châu…

Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Johanne Jakhelln Constant
Assistant choreography: Nguyễn Phúc Hùng
Scenography & Costume design: Johanne Jakhelln Constant
Lighting design: Nguyễn Phúc Hải

Cinderella: Trần Hoàng Yến
Prince charming: Đàm Đức Nhuận
Stepmother: Nguyễn Phúc Hùng
Stepdaughter: Phạm Thế Chung
Father: Lê Bá Nam

Fairy Godmother: Chloe Glemot
Spring fairy: Nguyễn Thu Thủy
Summer fairy: Trần Thị Hồng Vân
Autumn fairy: Đỗ Nguyễn Hải Anh
Winter fairy: Nguyễn Thu Trang
Fireflies: La Mẫn Nhi, Thạch Hiểu Lăng, Sùng A Lùng, Phan Thái Bình
HBSO Ballet

Tickets

Ticket price: 800,000 – 650,000 – 550,000 – 400,000 – 150,000 VND (for students only)

Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Huong: 0989874517, Ms. Huong Ly: 0908057972
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Watch a part of the ballet performed by the Dutch National Ballet company:

A Night at the Opera – “The Flying Dutchman”

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Sun 20 Mar 2016, 7 pm
Cinematheque – 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội

From the organizer:

You are invited to the screening of Richard Wagner’s opera The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer).

The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer), is a German-language opera by Richard Wagner. It is the first opera in which Wagner’s musical and operatic maturity is advanced as regards thematic handling and portrayal of emotions and orchestration, musical styles that were further developed in his later operas. Wagner uses a number of leitmotifs (literally, ‘leading motifs’) associated with the characters and themes. The leitmotifs are all introduced in the overture and repeated throughout the opera.

The story of the opera revolves around a ghostly ship captain who once invoked Satan; the ghost captain is cursed to roam the sea forever without rest. An angel brought to him the terms of his redemption: every seven years the waves will cast him upon the shore; if he can find a wife who will be true to him he will be released from his curse. The captain’s ship is dashed against a vessel that has taken refuge in a storm and the grappling irons hold the two ships together. The captain of the vessel seeking refuge has an unmarried daughter named Senta, and he agrees to the marriage in return for a treasure chest. The south wind blows and both vessels set sail for Daland’s home where the betrothed daughter will meet the man she can marry and save from eternal torment, but not before her former boyfriend enters the drama to warn her of the terms of the marriage agreement.

The opera will be screened in the original German with English subtitles.

For those with membership at the Cinémathèque, please make a reservation as usual by phoning the Cinémathèque, daily between 14:30 – 21:00 at 3936-2648. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild. A donation of VND 60,000 is suggested.

Heartdance #2: Dance for Mother Earth

Heartdance 2 Dance for Mother Earth

Sun 28 Feb 2016, 7 – 9 pm
The Black Box

From the organizer:

HEART DANCE MISSION:
To
Inspire dynamic dance journeys
– sometimes yin, sometimes yang
always hearted-centered –
to self-connect, attune and transform
through authentic expression,
rich sensory awareness and colorful soundscape.

Our planet
(Blood on the Dance floor)
Mother Earth is the sacred home to us all
The Earth is constantly providing and sustaining all life
There is no scarcity, only abundance and bounty
This is a natural state in which our planet is in
That is also a true state
We truly have it all
The elemental forces of the Earth
are the manifestation of the energy of life
We have the air, water, fire, and wind
These elements are manifestations that influence
and transform energy into matter
The Earth’s energy field is a powerful balance
creating dark and light
We are connected to this balance
Through Earth we receive energy, support, prosperity, and strength
We are never separate from the Earth
and its abundant energy
We are all in this together, we are one
I remember to see the world
through eyes of love and acceptance
All is magnificent in my world
I have come to this planet
To learn to love myself more
And to share that love
with all those around me
As I change my thoughts
Let’s connect with our root, to dance, to feel HER’s heart rhythm and knowing that she is always in us, always be our resource of energy, love and peace

Excerpts from the book “Talk With Mother Earth” (Tâm tình với Đất Mẹ) by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

• Fee:
Adult: Only 5 USD / or flexible from 80,000 to 100, 000 VND.
Student: 60,000 VND / person
FREE: Children under 14 accompanied, Senior (60+) and people with disabilities
• Register via Thu Thuy at 0989188806
payment online via Nguyễn Thị Thu Thủy: 04510002210 Ngân hàng VCB, Hà Nội (note: your fullname-Heartdance280216) or do payment by the door.
• Comfortable clothes for movement

Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016

Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016

Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016: Call for Applications
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016
Time of program: 28 May – 5 Jun 2016

From the open call:

Emerging contemporary dance choreographers from Southeast Asia are invited to apply for this international choreographic laboratory, facilitated by Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura, at Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia), from 28 May to 5 June 2016.

Project Format
14 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with guidance from our international facilitator, Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura.

The program will consist of 7 work days with 2 days of study-tour. Work days will take place in the dance studio at Rimbun Dahan and will consist of sessions exploring choreographic methods, analysis and movement techniques led by Akiko Kitamura and the participants themselves.

Other activities include artists talks by invited guest artists, live performance viewing, and informal socialising and discussions.

Who we’re looking for
– Emerging contemporary dance choreographers, aged 35 or under, or who began creating contemporary work within the last five years.
– You should have established a professional or semi-professional practice, and have created at least 3 short works or 1 full-length work.
– Citizen of and resident in an ASEAN country (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) or Papua New Guinea or East Timor.
– Able to communicate functionally in English.
– Excited to increase your knowledge base, share your practice and establish networks with your international peers.

Spring Party with Music and Dance

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Fri 29 Jan 2016 – 7 pm
Club M Health & Fitness

1/163 Hoàng Ngân, Trung Hòa, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội
Tel: (+84) 6269 9995 | Fax: 04 6268 8885

From Club M:

We are Club M Health & Fitness, i would like to invite you to join “Dance Party” with us at: 19:00 on Friday, January 29th 2016. Join with us, you can:

* Dance Zumba, Dancesport, Dance Cover, Sexy dance
* Tao Quan comedy very funny
* Enjoy nice voice from talen singer Duong Quang Tu and his friends
* In addition, Awarded “Billionaire calories” for customers
* Join amazing game show
* And more interesting activities

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*You also interact, exchange with many people and get special gift in lucky draw.

Please feel free to register with us via number 0961184369. We wish you can enjoy music and dance party with Club M. Enjoy party your way with Club M.

Workshop Dance/Movement Therapy with Autism

Workshop Dance Movement Therapy with Autism

Thu 21 Jan 2016, 10.30 am – 12 pm
The Black Box – 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Children with autism are described as living in their own world, for they often shun social contact. The classification of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a sickness, disease, or just a different way of being is still in question. Based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), poor social communication and restricted patterns of behavior and interests are two main diagnostics of ASD (DSM-5, 2013, p.50).

The workshop integrates the knowledge of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and the research of children with autism at Heartsong organization where I have been working as a Dance/Movement Therapy intern. The workshop provides a brief overview of the research and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and how developmental and clinical perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) approach can bring benefit the clients.

Fee: 200,000 vnd (100,000 vnd for student only)

You can pay the fee before the workshop at Life Art, hotline: 0966058741

Minh Tuyet Bui graduated from a M.S in Dance/Movement Therapy at Sarah Lawrence College in New York (Fulbright scholarship). She is a member of America Dance Therapy Assocition (ADTA). Minh is a pioneer in applying Dance/movement therapy to education to benefit her home country. She has been working in education, specialized in serving as an art-based facilitator for personal and social development. DMT is a powerful tool for Minh to connect and enrich her emotion, physical and spiritual life as well as empower vulnerable people such as domestic violence victims, people with disability, children with autism, the senior with dementia…

Creative Dance / Movement Workshop

Bui Tuyet Minh

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 9.30 – 11.30 am
The Black Box 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are more than welcome to Minh’s dance / movement session. This session invites you to connect to the essence of our breath, bodies, and Mother Earth. Through guided meditation, creative movement and improvised dancing, we will become deeply connected to the resources: our body and Mother Nature.

The trees in the winter now are gathering their lifeforce deeply inward, into the Mother Earth where their nourishment resides. The tree have shifted vibration from the high frequences of birdsong, dancing leaves into the deep bass, heartbeat thump off the Earth itself.

So too are we invited to ground into the base of authentic knowing that dwells deep within the core of us. We are invited to listen patiently for the whispering wisdom carried upon stark winter winds. We are tasked with tending our own hearts’s hearth, shedding light and warmth on our own unfolding. Just come and dance together at Minh’s session!

Registration (required)

The workshop is limited to 16 participants so please register early.

Fee: 180.000 VND (students: 130.000VND)
Transfer: Beneficiary Name: BUI TUYET MINH
Credit Account: 0021000482864
Vietcombank Hanoi
Pay rdirectly at Life Art, 2nd floor, 56 Nguyen Khuyen.
Please put your name and workshop name when transfer, for example: Le Thanh X_Visual art.
Hotline: 0966058741

FACILITATOR Minh Tuyet Bui graduated from a M.S in Dance / Movement Therapy at Sarah Lawrence College in New York (Fulbright scholarship). She is a member of America Dance Therapy Assocition (ADTA). Minh is a pioneer in applying Dance/movement therapy to education to benefit her home country. She has been working in education, specialized in serving as an art-based facilitator for personal and social development. DMT is a powerful tool for Minh to connect and enrich her emotion, physical and spiritual life as well as empower vulnerable people such as domestic violence victims, people with disability, children with autism, the senior with dementia…

Dance Performance “Real Reality” with Nibroll

Dance Performance Nibroll Real Reality

Fri 15 Jan 2016, 8 pm
Youth Theatre

From Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam:

The Japan Foundation Asia Center (Tokyo) support the performance “Real Reality” by Japanese dance company, Nibroll in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this performance, one Vietnamese dancer will perform with them.

【Probing for corporeality we can really feel in the current age of diluted reality】

The development of television, the Internet, mobile phones, and various other technologies have made it possible to bring occurrences in the distant past and times from the past and future before our eyes, as if they were really there. We nevertheless cannot imagine the tragedies which happened long ago and share the bodies we see affected by them. Designed especially for this present age of diluted reality, this work taps the fundamental power inherent in stage arts, which definitely cannot be experienced without actually being there. It is aimed at imparting a genuine grasp of reality by presenting corporeality that can actually be felt by us who live here and now, for a limited, uncertain future.

About Nibroll

Since its formation in 1999, the Tokyo-based Nibroll has staged many performances inside and outside of Japan, and participated in numerous international festivals. As evidenced by the many awards it has received, it has been widely acclaimed in Japan and other countries for its dynamic productions, which combine dry but violent choreography with video, music, and art, and flood audiences with their sheer volume of information.

Meanwhile, the Mikuni Yanaihara Project, a theatrical project featuring Ms. Mikuni Yanaihara, Nibroll’s leader and choreographer, won even higher levels of recognition and note in the theatrical world when it was selected for the prestigious Kunio Kishida Drama Award in 2012. Yanaihara took the project on a nationwide tour in the summer of 2013, and it met with great success and fervent applause everywhere it laid, in spite of the one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge character of the means applied by its dramaturgy. Even in the global context, Yanaihara must be termed a rare artist who is highly regarded in both dance and theater. She is broadening the range of her energetic activity to the sphere of art, and avidly taking part in exhibitions and projects in Japan and other countries, mainly in Asia.

Free ticket distribution:

*Please refrain from taking children under 6 years old.

From 14:00 on 5 January onward
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
TEL: 04.39447419
[Opening hours] 09:30 – 18:00 (Sundays closed)

Contemporary Dance Performance Company Derashinera “Another Story”

Contemporary Dance Performance Company Derashinera Another Story

09 and 10 Jan 2016, 8 pm
Youth Theatre

From Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam:

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents contemporary dance performance “Another Story” by Company Derashinera, directed by Mr. ONODERA Shuji.

Company Derashinera was founded on 2006 and has performed not only in Japan but also abroad. They had just finished performance in New York on this November successfully. This time, they will perform two pieces and this is the first time to perform in Vietnam.

Their performance is based on technics of mime. The performance is much more like theatrical work than dance. The mime movement of their dance makes something invisible to visible. They attract audience by all their own style.

Mr. Onodera Shuji, had directed and choreographed for all performances of the company “Water and Oil” before he formed Company Derashinera on 2006. After forming the Company as a director, he keeps directing and choreographing not only the performance for his company but also for the project of other theater’s works, like SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center), KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theater).

He has been appointed as a “Japan Cultural Envoy” by the Agency of Cultural Affairs of the government of Japan in fiscal year 2015. As a cultural envoy, he will stay in Vietnam and Thailand for one and half month to hold workshops. In Vietnam, workshop will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for dancers and dance students.

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PROGRAM

1.”Another Story” (23 min.)
This is a road movie of two men and one woman. They visit a bowling alley and a restaurant during a journey. Through the whole journey, they have no words.
Director:ONODERA Shuji
Performer:FUJITA Momoko, OSHITA Takashi, OBA Yusuke

2.”An Occurrence of a Night” (45 min.)
This is a dream. This is the dream of one night. It is a proof of being. It is said to be existence. It maintains that non-existence exists. It doubts even the existence. This is a portrait of the non-existence world.
Director:ONODERA Shuji
Performer: OSHITA Takashi, OBA Yusuke, SAKIYAMA Rina, FUJITA Momoko, ONODERA Shuji

STAFF
Stage Manager: MORISHITA Norihiko
Lighting design: YOSHIMOTO Yukiko, YOSHIDA Kazuya
Sound:IKEDA Nobu

FREE TICKET DISTRIBUTION

* Please refrain from taking children under 6 years old.

[From 12:00 on 25 December onward]
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
[Opening hours] 09:30 – 18:00 (Sundays closed)

For more information about the program, visit Japan Foundation’s website.

Dance/Movement Therapy Workshop

Bui Tuyet Minh
Bui Tuyet Minh

Thu 24 Dec 2015, 9.30 – 11.30 am
Life Art

From the organizer:

Dance is a spiritual activity to connect to God or the Creator. Dance is an essential element in every culture and allows you to connect to yourself, others, and the community. Dance to express your unique self and impress others. Dance to connect to inner peace, joy, happiness, and freedom in your own creative world. Dance to heal and be whole: Body-Mind-Emotion-Spirit.

For me, Dance is revealed in each Breath. Everyone who has a body can dance.

What does dance truly mean to you? Let’s come to experience and find your own answer in this workshop.

Who shoud involve?
Art-based facilitators, process-oriented facilitators, art therapists, community artists and psychology students.

FACILITATOR Minh Tuyet Bui graduated from a M.S in Dance/Movement Therapy at Sarah Lawrence College in New York (with Fulbright scholarship). She is a member of America Dance Therapy Assocition (ADTA). Minh is a pioneer in applying Dance/movement therapy to education to benefit her home country. She has been working in education, specialized in serving as an art-based facilitator for personal and social development. DMT is a powerful tool for Minh to connect and enrich her emotion, physical and spiritual life as well as empower vulnerable people such as domestic violence victims, people with disability, children with autism, the senior with dementia…

Language: Vietnamese – English

Registration The workshop is limited to 16 participants so please register early.

Fee: 180.000VND (students: 130.000VND)
Transfer: Dinh Hanh Trang, Account number: 0021001026809, Vietcombank, or
Pay directly at 2nd floor, 56 Nguyen Khuyen before 4.30pm 22 Dec.
Please put your name and workshop name when transfer, for example: Le Thanh X_Visual art.
Hotline: 0943 48 78 98 or 0975 46 1984

Japanese Contemporary Dance Butoh – Workshop & Performance with Katsura Kan

Japanese Contemporary Dance Butoh Workshop Performance with Katsura Kan

09 – 13 Dec 2015
The Black Box & Kinergie Studio

From the organizer:

Following the successful debut in 2013, the leading Japanese artist Katsura Kan will come back to Hanoi to introduce Butoh Dance – Workshop and Performance.

Starting as an Experimental Performance in 1950s-60s, one of Japanese avant-garde art movement, Butoh is called “Surrealism of Flesh” nowadays as a contemporary dance form.

1. Video Lecture

Time: 4pm – 5.30pm October 12th, 2013
Venue: Kinergie Studio, 7th Floor, 101A Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi
Fee (after concession): Free

This is a presentation about “Surrealism of Body” – a short history about a Japanese avant-garde art movement after WW Ⅱ in 1950s-60s as an origin of Butoh.

2. Butoh Dance – Practical workshop

Time: 18.00 pm – 22.00pm 10th, 11th, 12th December 2015
Venue:
1. The BlackBox, 2nd floor 56 Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi: 10th, 11th December 2015
2. Kinergie Studio, 7th Floor, 101A Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi: 12th December 2015
Fee (after concession): VND 700,000 (For Kinergie Students, the fee is VND 500,000)

Language: Vietnamese, English
Dress Code: Comfortable, easy for movements

The Butoh workshop explores the idea of “curious body” through the Group Observation of daily life, which is the key to Kan’s understanding of main stream of Butoh as a movement ideas. Participants will be instructed how to “awake the noise”, “focus on the other side of one’s reality” through his experiences of the significant elements of Butoh.

The workshop is suitable for everyone with and without previous Butoh experience.

Participants from workshop will have a performance on 12th Dec evening at Kinergie Studio.

3. Butoh Performance

Time: 20.00 – 22.00 pm, Sunday 13th Dec 2015
Venue: Kinergie Studio, 7th Floor, 101A Nguyen Khuyen, Hanoi
Fee (after concession): VND 150,000

Katsura Kan, Master of Butoh dance from Japan will perform his solo, and the collaboration work choreographed by Kan and Do Hoang Thi Ngoc, with the Kinergie dance group.

Participant: artists, dancers, and everyone who are interested in creative movements and dance.

Language: English – Vietnamese

REGISTRATION
Tran Hoang Long
Mobile: 0120 210 4630

HN & HCMC – Dance Drama “Promise to 800”

Dance Drama Promise to 800

HCMC: Tue 01 Dec 2015, 7.30 pm
HCMC Opera House

Hanoi: Fri 04 Dec 2015, 7.30 pm
Au Co Theater

From the organizer:

You are invited to Dance Drama “Promise to 800” in Hanoi and HCMC.

A.D. 1226. Lý Long Tường, the last prince of Ly’s Dynasty of Vietnam, escaped from rebellion and had to sailed on the distant sea route.

At the end of a long voyage, he came to Ongjin land of Korean Peninsula (Goryeo Nation, at that time). Over 800 years until now, there are about 2,000 descendants of Ly Dynasty living in Korea.

Basing on this meaningful story, “Promise to 800” was born of Stage Director – Mr. Jung Sun Goo’s script and Dancer – Mrs. Chun Yoo Oh’s choreography. This drama dance is motivated with many new artistic languages, enhanced artistic creative power, harmonized by dancing, drama and live music genre.

The life of Ly dynasty’s last prince named Ly Long Tuong (Korean name 이용상) will be presented on stage with tittle “Promise to 800” by a Korean dancer, a Vietnamese drama actor and a Germany musician.

Tickets

In HCMC, free tickets available at:
– HBSO ticket box, Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC. Phone: 08 38237419
– Student Assistance Center of Ho Chi Minh City, 33 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, HCMC. Phone: 08.38277981