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Việt Nam’s puppetry art turns global

Update: October, 06/2017 - 09:00
Bright colours: Artists from the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre have performed in many tours around the world this year, leaving a good impression on international friends. — Photo courtesy of the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Traditional water puppetry shows of the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre will be performed at the upcoming the 21st Festival de L’Imaginaire in France at the invitation of the Maison Des Cultures Du Monde (World Cultural House) director on November 22-26.

As revealed by the vice director of the theatre Nguyễn Tiến Dũng, about 17 artists will join the tour.

The performances in France this upcoming November has supplemented the list of countries that the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre has been going on tours this year.

Since this September, artists from the theatre group have performed in many arts events around the world, including 5th China-ASEAN Theatrical Festival Week; “Japan Festival” in Kanagawa, Japan; Gyeonggi Asia Arts Festival in Korea; and "Tea in Mytischi" Festival, the fourth international puppet festival, organised in Mytischi City, Moscow.

Most recently, they have returned from art performances organised for overseas Vietnamese in Singapore at the invitation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore. The event aimed to introduce Việt Nam’s traditional arts forms and language to the audience, especially Vietnamese children overseas.

Particularly, a performance by the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre was awarded the highest prize at the "Tea in Mytischi" Festival last September, which showcased 28 excellent performances by 14 art troupes from eight countries — Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Việt Nam, as well as Germany, Lithuania, Moldova and host country Russia.

Việt Nam’s performance titled Màu Sắc Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Colours) impressed the audience with its unique cultural features, traditional tunes and colours of modern theatrical music of the country, by portraying lively poetic pictures of the landscape and everyday life. — VNS


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