Memento Mori Hoi An event – a unique experience of facing death

Memento Mori Hoi An event – a unique experience of facing death


If one day you wake up and know it’s your last day to live, what would you do? Take the time to do what you want? Or send your love to the important ones? Let’s give a try to attend event Memento Mori Hoi An and maybe you will have your own answer.

memento mori hoi an poster

Poster of Memento Mori Hoi An – Source: Fanpage Memento Mori Vietnam

Memento Mori Hoi An – “Mot ngay song ca tram nam”  (tentatively translated as “One day for a hundred-year life”)

Date: Monday, December 31st, 2018

Time: 2 PM – 6 PM

Location: Hoi An

About Memento Mori

Memento Mori Vietnam is a crowdfunding project for an art show. Memento Mori Hoi An is a symbolic journey to pass through death to think of life. It is directed by Marcus Manh Cuong Vu and based on the book “Diem den cua cuoc doi” (tentatively translated as “Destination of life”) of Dang Hoang Giang. Especially, the work involves actors who have experienced with cancer (a patient or a family member).

The show took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hanoi, and Dalat. And the Memento Mori Hoi An will be the summary of the journey full of love in 2018. Besides, it also opens a new journey for the project. They will transform Memento Mori into a movie so the messages can reach more people.

memento mori hoi an play da lat

A scene of the Memento Mori play in Dalat – Source: Fanpage Memento Mori Vietnam

Memento Mori Hoi An concept

What if today is your last day to live, what would you do?

Memento Mori Hoi An wants to bring audiences a unique experience in facing death. It’s all about putting aside your anxiety, spending time with your beloveds and having a deep thought of life and death. Only in one day, you will remember and experience again all your sadness and happiness you had in your life.

Moreover, the show in Hoi An takes place at the end of the year so it has a special meaning. This is the time to look back the whole year 2018 and start the year 2019 with new targets and amazing experiences.

Memento Mori Hoi An show includes three parts:

+ Contemporary dance/ singing/ playing the kanhi (a traditional instrument of Cham people) with the participation of 5 artists: Nguyen Ninh, Ngo Thanh Phuong, Nguyen Chung, Thanh Lam, and Chinh Ba.

+ A play with the actors: Maika (Van), Pham Thi Hue (Lien), Nguyen Phuong Chi (Ha), and Kenchi (Nam).

+ A talk show with Dang Hoang Giang, the author of the book “Diem den cua cuoc doi” and the director of Memento Mori show Marcus Manh Cuong Vu.

memento mori hoi an actors

The actors and guests of the event Memento Mori Hoi An – Source: Fanpage Memento Mori Vietnam

The play of Memento Mori Hoi An expresses the life slices of four characters. They are Nam – a sensitive boy, Ha – Nam’s mother who is trying to find the meaning of life after terrible occurrences, Lien – a young girl who is longing to be loved and Van – who cannot leave her two daughters. The special thing is that all of them aim to the same destination – death.

The play of Memento Mori debuted in April in Ho Chi Minh City. Then, it continued in June in Da Nang and Hanoi. And the latest destination was the night in September in Da Lat. Due to the human nature message and the sincere way of communicating with the audiences, it impressed both audiences and the media.

A story about Hue

Pham Thi Hue (Lien role) is one of the special characters of Memento Mori Hoi An. She has been living with cancer for 6 years in her real life. Despite that, she is always positive about life. She has completed 4-year university program and participated in many social projects to share her feelings and help people have the insight of cancer.

Once she has said “ I try to live a hundred years on every day I live and prepare for tomorrow to live or die. Death will come one day but I don’t know when and how. So should we welcome it and make everyday livings meaningful or resist it and live as we have to die? ”.

memento mori hoi an pham thi hue

Hue hugged her mother on the stage – Source: Fanpage Memento Mori Vietnam

Therefore, her words have inspired the concept of Memento Mori Hoi An with the title “Mot ngay song ca tram nam”.

For the event in Hoi An, Memento Mori Vietnam needs a crowdfunding at least of 150 million VND to hold the show before the day December 14th.

All the money will be used for the followings:

+ 70% for the cost to practice, prepare and hold the event.

+ The remaining 30% is for the gifts to the donors and communities that have contributed to the event.

In case the supporting money exceeds 150 million VND, the balance will be used to spread the show to the national audiences and contribute to the charity fund for cancer patients and their family members in Vietnam.

Support and benefits:

+ A sprout (package A): 200,000 VND and you will receive a thank you letter from the author Dang Hoang Giang and/or the director Marcus Manh Cuong Vu.

+ A river (package B): 500,000 VND and you will have a ticket to attend the show and a Thank you letter from the author Dang Hoang Giang and/or the director Marcus Manh Cuong Vu.

+ A spring (package C): 1,000,000 VND and you will have benefits like package B attaching a book “ Diem den cua cuoc doi” with a special inscriptive from the author Dang Hoang Giang.

+ A cosy meeting (package D): 2,000,000 VND and you will have 2 tickets to attend the show, a Thank you letter from the author Dang Hoang Giang and/or the director Marcus Manh Cuong Vu, and a book “ Diem den cua cuoc doi” with a special inscriptive from the author Dang Hoang Giang, and you will be listed in the thank you part of the show.

+ A symbolic journey (package E): 10,000,000 VND and you will have benefits like package D. Moreover, you will be invited to the banquet after the show which takes place on the boat with the author, the guests and the Memento Mori Vietnam team.

Memento Mori Hoi An Dang Hoang Giang

The book ” Diem den cua cuoc doi” (tentatively translated as “A Life’s Destination” of author Dang Hoang Giang – Source: Fanpage Memento Mori Vietnam

How to crowdfunding Memento Mori Hoi An:

There are three ways for donations. Hence, it’s so convenient for you to support the event:

– Via Kindmate Platform: https://kindmate.net/project/gay-quy-du-an-memento-mori-hoi-an-5beb852d6de83

– Transfer cash directly at one in the following three locations:

+ Hanoi: O kia Ha Noi , 639/39/39 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

+ Ho Chi Minh city: Pilosa Garden, 5A Phan Ke Binh Street, Da Kao District, HCM city.

+ Hoi An: Go Fish Studio, the second floor, 57 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An.

– Transfer money directly to one of the below accounts of the Memento Mori Vietnam Finance Department:

+ Vietcombank, account holder Nguyen Minh Quyen, account number 0011004286071 – swift code BFTVVNVX, Vietcombank – VCB Tay Ho Branch, Hanoi.

+ Techcombank, account holder Nguyen Minh Quyen, account number 190322 93729999 – swift code: SVTCBVNVX Bank, Techcombank – Hoang Quoc Viet Branch, Hanoi.

Syntax: Name of the sponsor package (A, B, C, D or E)_Full name/Organization_Phone number

(If you want to be anonymous, please write: “Ho tro MM” instead of your name)

Memento Mori Vietnam will send confirmation by email or phone within 5 days after the donation. In case you have made a donation without receiving a response at the email address or telephone number, please let them know.

memento mori hoi an da lat

The Memento Mori show in Dalat with many people – Source: Fanpage Memento Mori Vietnam

Contact Memento Mori Hoi An:

– Support and donation contact: info@mementomori.vn | Mr. Anh: 0374.676.674

– Media contact: press@mementomori.vn | Ms. Uyen 076.926.9798

– Fanpage: fb.me/mementomori.vn

On the other hand, you can continue to support even the crowdfunding of Memento Mori Hoi An is enough to raise fund for the charity of cancer patients.




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