|A taste of Vietnamese puppetry staged by Rồng Vàng Puppet Troupe, a private art troupe of HCM City. — Photo by Hoàng Kim|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— The Rồng Vàng Water Puppet Troupe of HCM City has entered the Traditional Arts- Mekong River Festival, which opened on October 2 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The troupe will offer a series of two and three-act plays based on traditional legends, including Tễu ( Uncle Tễu), Đánh Cá Trên Sông (Fishing on the River) and Bác Ba Phi (Uncle Ba Phi).
These performances combine the traditional genres of circus and puppetry as well as traditional music.
Folk dances, called kim liên tài tử (lotus dance), will also be featured.
People’s Artist Vương Tấn Lợi will talk about the art of Vietnamese water puppetry and puppet sculpture after every show.
The nine-day festival attracts traditional art troupes from five countries, including Việt Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
Opened in 2015, the private Rồng Vàng Puppet Troupe has worked with local and foreign tourist agencies in the city to introduce their art to visitors. They have also co-operated with many schools in the region to offer free shows for students.
The troupe has participated in many cultural exchanges and art festivals at home and abroad.
This year, they toured to Korea and the US. — VNS