The Vietnamese art scene has shown encouraging signs of revival after being devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves into a 'new normal'.
Bệnh Sĩ (Egotism) by late playwright Lưu Quang Vũ will be staged on Saturday evening at the Hà Nội Opera House, marking the return of cultural activities after the pandemic.
The Museum of Ethnology will host the spring festival on January 28-29 featuring unique culture from the northern province of Thái Bình including chèo (traditional operetta), dances, games and cuisine.
Thăng Long Royal Citadel will be decorated brilliantly to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year) with flowers, lanterns, conical hats and calligraphic works as a spring festival will run from today until February 2.
Yangzhou puppetry arose in the Tang dynasty, became widely recognised in the Song dynasty and fully developed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was famed for the exquisite and lively images of the puppets during performance.
The second puppetry festival will take place on HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street on December 28-29, with the aim of creating a cultural exchange site for local residents on the occasion of the new year and honouring traditional Vietnamese puppertry art.
Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre will host two shows to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.