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Updated at Monday, 04 Dec 2017, 16:02
The Hanoitimes - Time to unwind your imagination with Ballet Performance “The Nutcracker” or enjoy ART for You 8 Hanoi…
Ballet Performance “The Nutcracker”
It is the Christmas party, the tables are being arranged, and the atmosphere is filled with joy. Clara invites the children and friends to join a dance. She is given a wonderful birthday present: a puppet.
Ballet Performance “The Nutcracker”.
Afterwards, when people leave, Clara goes to sleep in the armchair. The clock tolls midnight, the room is transformed in an unreal and illusory twist. Clara seems to be hypnotized; the dream turns out to be a nightmare. Giant rats appear. Soldiers interfere to protect the young girl and a battle erupts. Right at the crucial moment a young soldier appears. Clara recognizes him as her puppet now transformed into a young and handsome young soldier.
The room turns into a haunted forest that the young man must take her through to reach the fairy kingdom. Bit by bit, the compassion of Clara for the puppet is turning into her love for this young man. In the middle of the forest, the fairies and their queen welcome a young couple with a whirling waltz before accompanying them back to the kingdom of dreams and fairies. In the grand hall of the palace, the fairy says: “We welcome you two young people to our dance celebration; just leave your worries outside… in this place, you will have happiness and amusement, – to the feast!”
At the feast, the queen invites the young couple to enjoy an ardent Spanish dance, and a dance of naughty Russian boys, and Arabian dance, a dance of two Chinese clowns and the lively dance of the tree spirits.
Full of joy, Clara and the young man are persuaded to dance, isolated from the world, like those who are in love. The festival is underway; a joyful waltz lures the guests onto the dance floor. Suddenly, Clara is left alone, the others have all disappeared. The young man who appears for the last time before leaving the dream and disappearing good, leaving Clara with the puppet in her hands, and dazed by her dream, half way between reality and fairy tale.
07 and 08 Dec 2017, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
ART for You 8 Hanoi
Three years ago the four founders of Manzi Art Space and Work Room Four sat down and came up with a concept for a home grown art fair. Our aim? To support the artists we work with by creating a calendar event and opportunity to sell their work twice a year.
ART for You 8 Hanoi.
A collection of sketches, photographs, illustrations, paintings – works, ideas, mediums & meanings, questions and responses by some of the finest creative talents working in Vietnam today. ART FOR YOU is designed to be a place to discover something new, beautiful and engaging… then give it a home.
The fair will take place across FIVE days only and many artworks will be repriced for those days ONLY to fit within the fair pricing range of $25 to $900. A meaningful and timeless way to solve the eternal gift conundrum. Socks, chocolate and vouchers are nice. But ART is our past, present and future.
04 Dec 2017, 9.30 am – 8 pm
Manzi Art Space
Masterclass Session with Quan and Al Kassian
The Savage Club Hanoi, in collaboration with Goethe-Institute Hanoi are happy to introduce a new series of events dedicated to create synergies between German and Vietnam’s electronic music artists. From November 24th until December 8th, 2017, we welcome Alex Kassian, better known as “Al Kassian”, Berlin based electronic music producer behind the “Planet Sundea” label. He has been invited to hold production sessions together with the producer Quan and a workshop for those who wish to know more about the art of making electronic music.
Masterclass Session with Quan and Al Kassian.
The masterclass session on Thursday, the 7th of December 2017 offers opportunities when the two producers present their music and explain their intentions. During the two weeks they collected lots of sounds from Hanoi, everything they can use and integrate into one or several electronic tracks. The musical results of this work they will show to you in this masterclass.
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 8.30 – 10.30 pm
112 Xuan Dieu, Hanoi
Vietnam – France: 100 Years of Heritage
You are invited to the seminar “Vietnam – France: 100 Years of Heritage” which seeks to discover the mutual heritage of the two countries, with the participation of:
Vietnam – France: 100 Years of Heritage.
– Mr. Hervé Lemoine, director of Archives, Inter-ministerial Service of the Archives of France (SIAF)
– Mr. Dang Thanh Tung, director-general of State Records Management and Archives Department of Vietnam
– Mr. Benoît Van Reeth, director of Overseas Territories Archives Department of France (ANOM)
With the mission of preserving the mutual heritage of the two countries – which include the archives from the time of French colonialism in Vietnam – the Inter-ministerial Service of the Archives of France (SIAF) and the State Records Management and Archives Department of Vietnam have effectively collaborated to promote this valuable archives. The seminar aims to share with the audience the journey of preserving this heritage and the cooperative perspectives from both Vietnam and France.
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 3 pm
Exhibition “No & Meaning” by Nguyen Minh Thanh
Manzi Art Space and Art Vietnam Gallery are proud to present ‘No & Meaning’ – a solo exhibition by visual artist Nguyen Minh Thanh – one of the most important artists of contemporary art in Vietnam today.
Exhibition “No & Meaning” by Nguyen Minh Thanh.
Long known in the art community for his thoughtful, introspective musings of self, Thanh presents his life in all its simplicity and honesty. After 10 years of seclusion living a solitary, meditative life in the hillside of Dalat, Thanh has reduced his art to a simple expression of his happiness.
As the artists says, “Before, when the beauty appears, I feel happy. Now, when I am happy, the beauty appears”.
Opening: Sat 09 Dec 2017, 6 pm
Exhibition: 09 Dec 2017 – 08 Jan 2018
Manzi Art Space
Film Screening “En quête de sens”
You are invited to the film screening of “En quête de sens” (A Quest for Meaning – France, 2015, 87′).
Film Screening “En quête de sens”.
Directors: Nathanaël Coste, Marc de la Ménardière
Casts: Vandana Shiva, Pierre Rabhi, Hervé Kempf and others
A film which poses the essentials questions to paradigm shift through meeting scientists, shamans, and wise men who all express wisdom in their own way. Two childhood friends travel the world to meet some of the greatest thinkers of our time. This incredible voyage, full of moments of doubt and moments of joy, will lead them to question the very beliefs that have shaped Western civilization. This film captures the change in human consciousness currently happening all over the planet, and the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 8 pm