Vietnam, Water and Puppets

Dragon Dance in Dao Thuc village

Dao Thuc village, in Gia Lam district, about 30 km from the centre of Hanoi, has a historical tradition in water puppetry.

The water puppetry artists and musicians of Dao Thuc shows are the workers of the village.

They organized a show last week and luckily they invited me to see it.

Before the show, children, young people and adults of the village meet each others in the square near the pond, chatting and playing in the light of the sunset.

When the sun goes down, water puppetry show begins and all generations seat around the pond for enjoying the show together.

The show, about one hour long, consists in many little sketches.

One of them, the Dragon Dance.

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