Performance of Music Theatre and Documentary Film Project “Arrival Cities: Hanoi”

Performance of Music Theatre and Documentary Film Project “Arrival Cities: Hanoi”

Arrival Cities Hanoi

04 and 05 Apr 2015, 8 pm
Hong Ha Theatre

From the organizer:

Arrival Cities: Hanoi is a music theatre and documentary film project with the Vietnamese Swedish group The Six Tones, dealing with the dissolution of the relationship with tradition that urbanization brings. In the performance, multiple voices and perspectives create an expansive portrait of a city vibrant of memories from the Vietnamese countryside. Arrival Cities: Hanoi builds a narrative from the life story of Lưu Ngọc Nam, an actor and costume maker in traditional Tuồng theatre. His travels in the country, the home­sickness and his life long love for Tuồng theatre becomes the point of departure for a piece of music theatre set at the threshold between traditional and urban culture. The piece was premiered in Sweden in November 2014.

The piece is now played for the first time in Vietnam in the Tuồng Theatre Rạp Hồng Hà, 51 Đường Thành, Hà Nội on April 4 and 5 at 20:00.

Tickets are free and can be collected from Monday 30th March at the reception of the Goethe Institute. Opening hours Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

A seminar in which members of The Six Tones discuss the working process with the Swedish director Jörgen Dahlqvist will take place in the DOCLAB series at the Goethe Institute on April 6 at 18:00.

Produced by Teatr Weimar and Ars Nova with support from Kulturbryggan and the Swedish Research Council.
Co-organizers: DOCLAB, Dom Dom and the Swedish Embassy.

Hong Ha Theatre
51 Duong Thanh, Hanoi


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