3rd International Puppetry Festival is coming in Hanoi with participation of many countries all over the world. During festival time from 2 to 9 September, numerous performances of art troupes from Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, UK, China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and the US with their distinguish characteristics will be featured.
According to the event’s organizer, the festival aims to boost cooperative relation in culture and art between Vietnam and other nations and to introduce the quintessence of the Vietnam’s water puppetry to the world. There are also numerous extra performances along with the main festival taking place at Tuoi Tre Theater, Hong Ha Theater, Au Co Theater and Kinder Park.
Puppetry art in Vietnam has a thousand years of history with diverse kinds in many regions nationwide. Major content of puppetry performances in Vietnam is folk tales, which are preciously expressed via performing language. Water puppetry is regarded as the most popular types among many other kinds such as shadow puppetry, wind puppetry, kite puppetry and toy puppetry.