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Hà Nội

Hanoi 401.jpg (38632 bytes) Water Puppets, an art form unique to Vietnam, performed by the Thang Long Troupe.

Begins with a musical prelude using traditional instruments.

The Chu Teu (narrator) Hanoi 402.jpg (39403 bytes)
Hanoi 357.jpg (39636 bytes) Harvest Festival.

A scene depicting the return of students after graduation.  The puppeteers stand in the water behind the bamboo curtain and manipulate the puppets by poles under the water.

The puppeteers taking a well deserved bow.  It was a wonderful evening. Hanoi 358.jpg (39529 bytes)