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Water puppet show on Hung King ancestral land

Friday, 2019-04-12 14:52:23
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PTO – On the morning of April 12th, at the stage of Khuon Muon lake, the Hung King Temple historical relic site, Dao Thuc water puppet ward offered special water puppet art performances to visitors in the Hung Kings' Death Anniversary - Hung King Temple Festival in 2019.

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This year's water puppet show run by 10 artisans with 20 professional water puppet performances. Water puppetry has been a unique traditional art kind for thousand years. Each performances was elaborately staged, derived from the folk games or legend. Artisans brought soul into wooden puppets, combined with traditional music, turning senseless wooden puppets into vivid characters. The performances left a good impression in the hearts of visitors.

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Dao Thuc Water Puppet ward (in Dong Anh district, Hanoi) is famous for its 300-year-old water puppetry, a "cradle" of puppet art of Vietnam. This event aims to pay tribute the great merit of the Hung Kings and contributing to spreading and preserving the unique art form of the nation.

Thuy Trang

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