VietNamNet Bridge – A recent exhibition in Ha Noi brings audiences the work of eight photographers from France and Viet Nam who have shot images of contemporary dancers in the two countries. Project curator Nguyen Kieu Linh.—Photo from her Facebook page The Regards Croisés (Common Viewpoint) exhibition is curated by the Vietnamese freelance photographer Nguyen Kieu Linh, who has studied in France for six years. This exhibition is a sequel to another exhibition curated by Linh during the Dance Biennale 2016 in Lyon, France. The 24 year-old student spoke with Bach Lien. How did you get the idea to organise this photo exhibition in France? And after, to bring it to Viet Nam? I have been passionate about photography for a long time. And one day, I had the occasion to meet dancers and work with them in France as … [Read more...] about Curator connects France, Vietnam
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The Hanoitimes - Don`t miss the film “La Chèvre” or Experimental Concert “The Drifting Motion” with a good music events this weekend. Come to the film screening “La Chèvre” (France, 1981, 95’) at L’Espace, Hanoi La Chèvre. The first of three buddy movies starring Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard as a comedy duo. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 1985 by the U.S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. La Chèvre features Depardieu as the tough-guy private detective Campana, hired to find Marie, the daughter of a rich businessman, who has mysteriously disappeared while vacationing in Mexico. The case turns out to be complicated – several attempts to find her have already failed. A psychologist, Meyer, who works for the businessman, suggests a plan. Marie is known to be extremely unlucky and accident-prone; the psychologist advises sending someone equally … [Read more...] about Shake your life with events at Hanoi this weekend
The Hanoitimes - Walk around The Old Quarter, eat bun Cha… top things you can do for one day in Hanoi, Vietnam. Walk around The Old Quarter Hanoi Old Quarter has a long history of 2000 years of development which is the beating heart old the city. Today, the streets are still grouped by what they sell, with names to match, such as Bat Su, Cha Ca, Hang Bac, Hang Dau, Hang Gai, To Tich, Hang Luoc…You can taste some local specialties, if you wish, and continue to the Hoan Kiem Lake area to visit Ngoc Son Temple.Eat Bun Cha It’s basically a cold noodle soup with pork. You’ll be served by a plate of rice noodles, fresh herbs, and a bowl of cold broth with grilled pork. The rice noodles and fresh herbs are pretty common in a Vietnamese restaurant. The broth and the pork are the ones make this dish unique. Bun cha is a lunch food; it means you can only find it between 12pm – 3pm.Visit Hoa Lo Prison This thought-provoking site is all that remains of the … [Read more...] about One day in Hanoi: Where to go and What to do?
Cultural and music researcher Bui Trong Hien granted an interview to a Nhan Dan (People) reporter to share his opinion on putting the ritual on the professional stage. Q: Putting the hau dong ritual on stage has been considered a sacrilege, however many researchers disagreed with this idea. What do you think about this? A: Hau dong has unique and outstanding cultural values, therefore the performance of this ritual on stage is easily understandable. In terms of cultural beliefs in general, performance of religious acts on stage is considered as a form of sacrilege. However, from another angle, this action is considered as a honour. It can be seen that in a hau dong programme, many audiences regard it as a performance and applaud its artistry. However, true mediums believed that spirits descend (giang) or incarnate (nhap) into them, therefore audiences prostrate actors and actresses. Q: In 1993, Cheo (traditional opera) artists performed a hau dong ritual at an international festival in … [Read more...] about Keeping standards of ‘hau dong’ ritual on stage
The Hue Golden Week of Tourism will take place on April 22-28 with a series of promotions at heritage sites, offering visitors an eclectic choice of discounted tours and bonus services. The week is in response to the 2015 domestic tourism stimulus programme launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the 40 th anniversary of national reunification (April 30) and the Hue traditional craft festival (April 28 – May 2), according to the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre. Accordingly, visitors touring the Imperial Palace and Minh Mang and Khai Dinh tombs will receive free entrance to the Thieu Tri tomb and An Dinh palace. In addition to the above sites, visitors to Tu Dinh will be taken to Gia Long and Thieu Tri tombs, Hon Chen temple and An Dinh palace for free. Groups of 20 or more visitors will enjoy guided tours free-of-charge, 10-30 percent discount on ceremonial music performances, photos and electric car services, among others. During the week, the Ta Tra … [Read more...] about Bản in : Discount tours of Hue heritage sites in late April