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10/2/2017 4:48:17 PM

Hanoi’s best events this week

Time to unwind your imagination with JF Garage Concert 14 – Concert or enjoy the Theatrical Play “Cyrano de Bergerac’’.

JF Garage Concert 14 – Concert with Pho An My and Tran Xuan Hoa

JF Garage Concert 14 – Concert with Pho An My and Tran Xuan Hoa

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents its fourteenth act of the JF Garage Concert – a duo concert by Pho An My and Tran Xuan Hoa in Hanoi on Friday 6 October 2017.

Working as indipendent artists, Pho An My (piano) and Tran Xuan Hoa (percussion) are known through many solo shows, concerts and stage collaborations with other artists. In 2016, they both performed successfully in the “Wind” concert in Hanoi and HCMC. In this garage concert, Pho An My and Tran Xuan Hoa will play the new songs composed by Dang Tue Nguyen and two Japanese songs.

The concert starts at 20:00 on Friday 6 October in the courtyard (open stage) of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Admission is free but the audience is advised to obtain free tickets at the Japan Foundation.

JF Garage Concert is a series of concerts at the garage and courtyard of the Japan Foundation in hope to provide musical diversity to Hanoi through the introduction of Japanese, Vietnamese and world music played by Vietnamese distinguished musicians.

Screening of Theatrical Play “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Screening of Theatrical Play “Cyrano de Bergerac”

After the successful screening of “Roméo and Juliette”, L’Institut français de Hanoi (L’Espace) proudly presents the most renowned theatrical works of France, one of them “Cyrano de Bergerac” – a French beloved classic in the last century. The play is created by playwright Edmond Rostand, with stage production by Denis Podalydès, scenography by Éric Ruf and costumes by Christian Lacroix. The play was filmed live on stage by Dominique Thiel.

“Cyrano is always distressed about his protruding nose, but is blessed with a talent with words, with which he helps the handsome Christian to win Roxane’s heart. Also in love with the girl, he decides not to reveal himself, and each word that he writes for Christian to say to Roxne comes from his own heart.”

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles.

Sat 07 Oct 2017, 7 pm


Watercolor Painting Exhibition “Hanh Van Hoa Canh” by Chinese Artist Tran Dat

Watercolor Painting Exhibition “Hanh Van Hoa Canh” by Chinese Artist Tran Dat

Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition Center collaborates with Vietnam – China Cultural Exchange Club to bring you the watercolor painting exhibition “Hanh van hoa canh” by Chinese artist Tran Dat from Hangzhou, China.

Tran Dat studied at China Academy of Art where he pursued his doctorate degree in Practice and Theory of Watercolor Painting.

Opening: Mon 02 Oct 2017, 5 pm

Exhibition: 02 – 07 Oct 2017, 9 am – 7 pm

Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition Center

29 Hang Bai, Hanoi

Heine’s “Lyrical Intermezzo” and Traditional Vietnamese Music

Heine’s “Lyrical Intermezzo” and Traditional Vietnamese Music

Come to the reading “Heine’s Lyrical Intermezzo” presented by the traditional Vietnamese music ensemble DONG KINH CO NHAC, in cooperation with our translator – Ms Chu Thu Phương.

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is one of the most important poets of Romanticism. His lyrics are in the canon of the German and world literature of the XIXth century. His “Lyrical Intermezzo” was translated into Vietnamese by the translator Chu Thu Phuong.

His lyrics seems appropriate for an adaptation by the rich Vietnamese musical tradition of poetic performances. The music ensemble DONG KINH CO NHAC has prepared a program devoted to Heinrich Heine, entitled “Lyric and Tradition”. They will put Heine’s poems onto stage through a variety of Vietnamese theatrical such as “Tương tư khúc” of Huế singing, “Du Xuân” of Chèo, “Cờn Nam” and “Vãn” “of Chầu Văn.

Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8 pm

Goethe Institut

Science Film Festival 2017

Science Film Festival 2017

The Seventh Science Film Festival is organized in Vietnam by Goethe-Institute in collaboration with THD Education Solution Ltd. Here, the audience will get to watch science and natural history films and participate in discovery workshops and experiments. From October to December, the Science Film Festival will come to schools and cultural centers. Kids and Youth can experience science with hands and eyes and do experiments on the spot. Films and experiments will be the medium through which curiosity and the desire to explore are encouraged and our knowledge of today’s world is expanded.

The main theme of this year’s Science Film Festival is the “Anthropocene”. The term refers to the fact that for thousands of years, humans have made their impact on nature, and have changed nature. Today, we experience Anthropocene through climate change. Our world with plants and animals is facing a crisis. The film program not only reflects on these problems but also shows us the beauty and vulnerability of the ecosystems on our Earth.

The films will be synchronized in Vietnamese. Aside from screenings for adolescents and children, there will also be games and experiments, which deepen the process of learning and understanding. Last year, 36.000 viewers attended 300 screenings in Vietnam. This year, we hope that the festival will again attract parents, teachers and students of all ages. The Science Film Festival is an initiative of Goethe-Institute to promote science education and creative learning in Vietnam.

Opening: Sat 07 Oct 2017, 9.30 am

Science Film Festival 2017: 07 Oct – 18 Dec 2017

Panam Anim Animation Film Festival 2017

Panam Anim Animation Film Festival 2017

The Panam Anim Animation Film Festival was established in 2013 in Paris by Mr. Pascal Chinarro (French film producer). This is the platform for cinema-majored students in France and several other countries. The festival is held annually in Paris since 2011, then was expanded to Shanghai (since 2013) and Bangkok (since 2016).

The high-quality applications received each year help Panam Anim to become one of the most prestigious film competitions in France. Many award-winning works at Panan Anim have appeared on the Oscars’ nominations list and at other reputable animation film awards in the world.

The screenings, taking place in Vietnam from 04 Oct to 09 Oct 2017, will bring to public 12 films selected from Panam Anim Festival throughout the years. The event is organized by Institut français du Vietnam in collaboration with Bonjour Saigon Post Production House.

Hanoi: Mon 09 Oct 2017, 6.30 pm – 7.45 pm


24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

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