First Ever International Puppetry Festival Held In Hanoi

The first International Puppetry Festival drew to a close on Saturday in Hanoi. The performance of ‘Hon Que’ (Country’s Spirit) by the Central Puppet Theatre of Vietnam won the only gold for plays.
The week-long international marionette festival featured 17 troupes from Vietnam and 10 foreign countries including Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. The troupes brought to the festival 20 performances encompassing various genres of puppetry.
The festival was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Performing Art Department and the Vietnam Stage Artists’ Association.
The puppetry extravaganza was staged at the Central Puppetry Theatre, the Military Theatre, the Ha Noi Children’s Palace, and the Hong Ha Theatre in Ha Noi.
The second festival is expected to be held in October 2010 in Vietnam for the occasion of the 1,000th birthday of Thang Long-Ha Noi. 
(source VietNamNet)

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