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Ancient show wows crowds

A stunning Vietnamese water puppetry show was held to celebrate this summer's International Festival of Rivers and the Sea.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW/Theater;Vietnamese Puppets, Each With a Story to Tell

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Hanoi puppeteers get out of the water to stay afloat

Vietnamese water puppetry theater artists perform at a year-end ceremony for a student audience. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic drains their audience pool of foreign tourists, Hanoi’s water puppetry theaters are making fresh overtures on land.

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Vietnam’s ancient water puppets

VIETNAM: In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.

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Tourism keeps Vietnam's ancient water puppets afloat

HANOI -- In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.

09-09-2021 | 40

Around the world in 5 theatres

Theatre is amazing for so many reasons. It provides an escape from the every humdrum, it gives us an opportunity to learn about different people, culture and history and it also helps us to connect with people in so many different ways. For those reasons (and plenty more!), theatres are famed around the world.

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