The Hanoitimes -
The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi will leave Vietnam on February 16 to participate for the first time in Materia Prima–International Festival of the Form Theatre in Cracow, Poland.
The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is representing Vietnam for the first time to attend Materia Prima - International Festival of the Form Theatre that wil take place from February 18-25 in Cracow, Poland, according to the organizers.
For the fourth time, the Groteska Theatre will host an extraordinary event that brings the best spectacles from many countries around the world, including Vietnam, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the US.
According to organising board, the festival will show fascinating and surprising performances in which theatre is intertwined with new circus and dance theatre, and dance is juxtaposed with multimedia and forms of puppetry and mask and shadow theatre.
Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre will represent Vietnam for the first time to participate the Materia Prima in Cracow, Poland..
The event will be a veritable theatre of miracles, according to the organising board.
At this year’s show, the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre, led by People's Artist Hoang Tuan, Director of Theatre and head of the delegation, brings Traditional Water Puppets to Poland for the first time.
The event is expected to offer Vietnamese artists a chance to study, exchange experiences and meet international artists, as well as promote Vietnamese culture to more foreign friends.
The theatre will bring traditional water puppets to the festival. The distinctive form of Vietnamese folk theatre, dating back a millennium, is unusual in that the stage for the colourful puppets animated by unseen actors is made of water - a pond, river or swimming pool. Audiences will see fairytale scenes whose protagonists are ordinary people and mythical figures - all this accompanied by Vietnamese traditional folk music.
Translated by Thu Minh