Contemporary dance with live music performance named “The Nest” will open the programme. Inspired by the great and widespread influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, Choreographer Vu Ngoc Khai, who is also the creative director of 1648KILOMET, together with musician Tri Minh and viola artist Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, developed the idea into the performance of “The Nest”. With the companionship of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, “The Nest” was first released to the public in October 2020.

“The Nest” holds the aspiration of those searching for a tranquil space that they belong to a peaceful place to hide, lean on, take a rest in their journey of finding a way to live in harmony with all the unpredictable changes of this modern world.

After nearly a year, the topical message of humanity of “The Nest” is still intact, when Vietnam is applying social distancing measures in localities across the country. Therefore, Goethe-Institut, together with 1648KILOMET, has decided to show the performance on the YouTube platform from 8.00pm on August 7 to 8.00pm on August 14, 2021.

In order to enjoy the show, audiences can simply visit the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/GoetheInstitutVietnam. After the programme on August 7, from 9:00pm, the audience will be able to interact with the artists and production crews through the Zoom platform.

Earlier, at the end of 2020, Goethe-Institut introduced the “Culture Lab” project (Kulturlabor in German) with an aim to support artists while at the same time helping to bring the arts closer to the public.

The Culture Lab was born in the context of the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. International travel continues to be restricted. International cooperation is difficult. 2020 remains a challenging year for everyone, especially for artists.

The project aims to encourage local creative artists to present and try out new works, as well as to strengthen the cohesion of artists and art lovers to turn the rest of the year into an opportunity for inspiration for everyone.