Vietnam wins two golds at int’l puppetry festival

Vietnam bagged two out of the total four gold prizes for performances at the second International Puppetry Festival, which closed in Hanoi on September 9.

The host’s gold prizes went to the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre’s water puppetry programme in celebration of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre’s “Andersen” item based on three stories of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Brave Tin Soldier”, “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Little Mermaid”.

The two remaining gold prizes belonged to Singaporean and Indonesian troupes.

The Organising Board also presented 12 gold and seven silver prizes to the most outstanding artists and three prizes to the best directors.

The six-day festival, organised by the Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, attracted 12 foreign troupes and five from Vietnam, including the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre, the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre and the puppetry troupes from Hai Phong city, Dak Lak province and Ho Chi Minh City.


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