UK Contemporary Dance “Without Stars”

The Hanoitimes - Without Stars and There We Have Been, two dance productions which were inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood, will be performed in Vietnam on 22, 25 and 26 October. Organised by the British Council Vietnam, this is part of the East Asia tour of the acclaimed James Cousins dance company. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi in a one-night-only show on 22 October; they will then bring their productions to IDECAF stage on 25 and 26. A … [Read more...]

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Events for the week October 20-25

UK Contemporary Dance "Without Stars" Hanoi: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 8 pm … [Read more...]

40 Miss Vietnam contestants join charity work

Journalist Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-chief of the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, presents gifts comprising cooking tools, blankets, mats, confectionary, and books to the school.

(VOV) - Forty Miss Vietnam contestants took part in a wide range of activities before the final round of the pageant. … [Read more...]

New pearl-emblazoned crown for Miss Vietnam

The organisers of Miss Vietnam 2014 have announced that this year's pageant crown will feature pearls, bringing its value to around VND2.5 billion (USD119,000). New crown for Miss Vietnam The crown, made of white gold and featuring 18 natural pearls and one cultured pearl engraved with the image of an ancient Đông Sơn drum, also glitters with 1,000 diamonds. … [Read more...]

Conductor strings together VN, classical style

PQ Phan's most significant work is adapted from a classic cheo play.

Cultural fusion: PQ Phan's music evokes the traditional melodies of Viet Nam, although his perfomances take place in the US and feature American actors. - VNS File Photo Prolific Vietnamese-American composer PQ Phan creates modern classical music that evokes the sounds of Viet Nam. Luu Vi Lan reports. PQ Phan, a renowned Vietnamese-American composer of contemporary classical music, has successfully carved out a niche for composing contemporary classical music to re-create his home country's … [Read more...]

Cai luong writer pens memoir on life’s ups and downs

HCM CITY (VNS) - Cai luong playwright Tran Ha, real name Nguyen Van Thiet, has released his autobiography narrating events that happened in his life and tracing the development of the art from 1954 until 1975, when he became a cultural official. The 87-year-old, who is in indifferent health, spent almost 10 years between 1995 and 2005 to put down his memories on paper. But the thought of writing a book did not cross his mind. This year he met another cai luong artist Linh Huyen, who published … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" … [Read more...]

Nearly 80 individuals, groups honored contributions in preserving, promoting art of Don Ca Tai Tu

The individuals were awarded the certificates (Photo:SGGP)

Nearly 80 individuals and groups received certificates of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the HCMC People's Committee for their great contributions in preserving, promoting the art of Don Ca Tai Tu's music and songs in the southern of Vietnam on October 18. The individuals were awarded the certificates, including well-known folk artist Ut Ty; People's Artist Thanh Hai; Elite Artist Ba Tu, Nguyen Van Doi, Van Mon and Hai Phuong; musician Kieu Tan; Dr. Mai My … [Read more...]

Calisthenics – A Street Dance

A push-up from lying parallel to the ground requires a lot of practice by the dancers. Photo: Van Quyen/VNP

Calisthenics comes from the exercises of gymnasts in Eastern European countries, such as Russia, Latvia and Ukraine. After leaving gymnastics, the athletes returned to normal life and created many beautiful movements. Over time, this gymnastic genre has spread to America, Europe and Asia regions. In Vietnam, Calisthenics has been developing in the big cities for two years. According to Nguyen Ngoc Khanh, Head of the Brother TN Calisthenics team, he and his friends learned about Calisthenics … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finals to feature more foreign choreographers


More than half of the dance routines to be performed in the final round of the third Vietnamese season of American reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" will be constructed by foreign choreographers, the show organizer announced Wednesday in a press conference. Up to 60 percent of the contending performances in the show's final round will be directed by foreign choreographers, including the two previous seasons' fixtures such as Hani Abaza, to enhance the contestants' skills and the … [Read more...]