Professional ballerina Elise Roper is offering ballet classes to students of all levels, from four-year-olds to adults. Elise spent most of her career with the world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet Company, dancing professionally with the company for 13 years. She has had the privilege of being directed by some of the industry’s great masters including Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Bejart and Patrick Dupont. She has been teaching adults and children in France for the past 15 years, and can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion with students in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Hanoi Zine Library is a free arts library project that was created to give people in Vietnam access to the types of cool international arts-and-culture materials that are often only locally available on the internet. These small, creator-made books about niche interests have been donated overseas and carried over in people’s spare luggage allowance. This is the only dedicated space for the medium in Vietnam.
In January, Jetstar announced direct services connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Australia’s two largest cities — Sydney and Melbourne. The new service aims to continue the large growth in two-way travel between Vietnam and Australia.
Hanoi’s favourite art gallery has packed its bags and moved. Art Vietnam Gallery has shed its skin to become Salon Art Vietnam. The new space is now found at 2/66 Yen Lac, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.
The 4th edition of the HCMC Run — The City Marathon took place on Sunday, Jan. 15 in Phu My Hung, offering a range of distances for runners of all levels. Powered by Taiwan Excellence and organised by Pulse Active, runners chose from the staple distances of 5km, 10km and 21km, as well as a full distance marathon of 42km.
With licenses awarded on a temporary basis until the various companies operating the route between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau could prove the safety of their boats, one company effectively went out of business on Dec. 31, 2016 with the sailing of their last hydrofoil from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City.
The Targeted Innovation Challenge (TIC) Challenge Day, held in early December in Danang, was a roaring success. After a course of eight weeks, innovator teams submitted their final work product aimed at solving issues with handline tuna fishing in the East Sea. The challenge was featured in the November issue of Word.
How does this sound? Stunning views of the East Sea in one direction and equally stunning views of the Truong Son mountain range in the other. Now, think of looking at that with your special someone followed by some fine dining and maybe a rejuvenating spa treatment to help ignite (maybe even reignite) the love within.