Water Puppet Dangcing (Vietnamese Puppet Theatre, Hai Phong Water Puppet Troupe)

Water plays an indispensable part in the charming landscapes of rivers and mountains of Vietnam.

Water is alwaysuncontrollable and also essential elements for rice cultivation. Considered as an untamable factor, water is used in different ceremonies which was the foubdation for water puppet dancing to come into being and develop popularly in the Northern deltas of Vietnam. Puppets are handmade from wood and controlled with an integrated set of poles, rods and cords. Standing in water, artists operate puppets skillfully

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