Traditional water puppetry shows of the Viet Nam 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, about 17 artists will join the tour.
The performances in France in November has supplemented the list of countries that the Viet Nam National Puppetry Theatre has been going on tours this year.
Since this 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 “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 at the invitation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore. The event aimed to introduce Viet Nam’s traditional arts forms and language to the audience, especially Vietnamese children overseas.
Particularly, a performance by the Viet Nam 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, Viet Nam, as well as Germany, Lithuania, Moldova and host country Russia.
Viet Nam’s performance titled Mau Sac Viet Nam (Viet Nam’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.