Water Puppetry in Vietnam
Water Puppetry in Vietnam is a unique traditional fold stage art stile, a creation of Vietnamese people. However, if asked some people “Have you ever seen water puppetry?”, perhaps the “yes” answer would not many. Studying and experiencing about it are interesting things.
Puppetry exists in many countries in the world, but water puppetry only exists in Vietnam. It has appeared since Ly dynasty (1010-1225). Along the time, Water Puppetry in Vietnam has been conveyed from generation to generation, become the elegant game of Vietnamese people. The first text evidence was carved on the stone steal in 1121.
Water surface is used as a stage. The back of the stage is screens. The surround of stage is decorated with flags, parasols, fans…Besides the stage is also supported by sound system hidden behind the stage.
Puppets are made from “sung” wood, a kind of light wood floating on water surface. A puppet has two parts. The above is the puppet character. It has many colors and look funny. The under is the sole keeping the character balanced, containing the control machine.
To be act, a puppet has to be controlled by an artist hiding behind the screens. The artist holds two sticks connecting with the machine set under the sole of the puppet.
Water Puppetry in Vietnam is about symbols such as novice, fairy, dragon, phoenix, herds-man…
Above is some knowledge about water puppetry. Today water puppetry programs are carried out throughout Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh City, Yellow Dragon Water Puppetry Theater is coming address of so many audiences. Its stage is invested, equipped modern sound, light; artists are talented people; Perhaps therefore, although each show the theater serves 200 seats, almost it is tight all the time.
Relating Information about Yellow Dragon Water Puppetry Theater:
– Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ben Thanh ward, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
– Each show acts 50 minutes.D
-Vietnamese customers and foreign customers are the same ticket price.
– showing time: 17:00 to 17:50 , 18:30 to 19:20.
– Three-year children and over are counted the same as adult.
– Under three-year children are free.
You can book our Water Puppet Show Tour HERE. to watch amazing show and enjoy delicious dinner on cruise. One more interesting thing is that you will be driven by our beautiful tour guide by motorbike like locals.