Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – To celebrate a century of Dada, an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Hà Nội Doclab will bring a performance of video in the background to semi-improvised music, entitled Dada Live, to capital audiences on August 4.
The performances, which are provided by the band Cabaret Maxim and other artists, will consist of live saxophone, improvised by sopranino on a mixed background of disco, funk and house.
Cabaret Maxim is a band comprised of two members, drummer and DJ Antoine and saxophonist Maxime.
Hải Duy is a drummer and jazz keyboardist. His solo performance is full of energy and dynamism. His journey to find his own sound brings listeners to an unknown territory, blended between complicated rhythm and strong structures to create a wall of sound.
Nguyễn Đỗ Minh Quân is one of the most creative artists in Hà Nội. He has a special ability to control his musical instrument to create a new and different improvised sound world.
The Dada movement is free experimentation that does not have a certain expression, and is almost impossible to define. One of the founders of the movement, Tristan Tzara, has stated Dada means nothing. This new anti-art approach opened the door for personal freedom of expression of artists, which ultimately shaped today’s contemporary art as we know it.
Dadaist films also break the usual rules of conventional filmmaking, non-narrative, nonsensical, experimental both in form and in content. They often play with motion and montage. Works by Man Ray, Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, Fernard Leger and other artists will be displayed at the celebration.
Hà Nội Doclab is located at 56 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, Ba Đình District.
Entrance ticket is VNĐ80,000 (US$3,58). The show starts at 9pm. — VNS