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HBSO Program for Jan 2019

Contemporary Dance Café Saigon got its success since the first launch in June 2018 at the Opera House. This is the latest artwork from two Dutch dancers Maïté Guérin and Joost Vrouenraets. They came to Ho Chi Minh City to work with nearly 20 dancers from the HBSO Ballet for about a month and launched a new, strikingly different style of contemporary dance from any other ones that HBSO Ballet did before. Finally, 10 best dancers were selected for this work.

The Saigon coffee scene is the basis for the interaction of different relationships among young people today: how they come together then separate, intertwined with the passion, the eager as well as the thoughts about everyday’s problems.

19 8:00 PM, Saturday
January 2018

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House (Vietnamese: Nha hat lon Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh; French: Opera de Saigon), is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam.

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opera de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.

Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra”, with its primary objective being: “Staging and giving concerts featuring masterpieces of the world academic music as well as Vietnamese classical and contemporary works, building a rich repertoire of orchestral, ensemble, solo, opera, and ballet numbers..etc... in order to meet the increasing public and tourist demands in the City and the Southern region.”