Vietnam’s puppetry art turns global

Thursday, 2017-10-12 11:30:23
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Artists from the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre have left a good impression on international friends. (Photo: Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre)
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NDO/ VNA – The traditional water puppetry shows of the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre will be performed at the upcoming the 21st Festival de L’Imaginaire in France, from November 22-26, at the invitation of the Maison Des Cultures Du Monde (World Cultural House) director.

As revealed by the vice director of the theatre Nguyen Tien Dung, around 17 artists will join the tour.

The performances in France, this November, will add to the list of countries that the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre has visited on tour this year.

Since September, artists from the theatre group have performed in many arts events around the world, including the 5th China-ASEAN Theatrical Festival Week; “Japan Festival” in Kanagawa, Japan; Gyeonggi Asia Arts Festival in the Republic of Korea; and the "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, made at the invitation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore. The event aimed to introduce Vietnam’s traditional art 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, and Vietnam, as well as Germany, Lithuania, Moldova and host country Russia.

Vietnam’s performance, titled Mau Sac Vietnam (Vietnam’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.