Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre debuts in Poland

Nga Do
The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is taking a theatrical journey to appear for the first-time ever at Materia Prima (February 18-25) in Cracow, Poland, report the organizers

For the fourth time, the Groteska Theatre will host an extraordinary event that brings the best spectacles from all corners of the globe including Vietnam, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the US.

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The show presents fascinating and surprising performances in which theatre is intertwined with new circus and dance, and dance is juxtaposed with multimedia and forms of puppet, mask and shadow theatre.

The event, say the organizers, will be a veritable theatre of miracles.

At this year’s show, the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre brings Traditional Water Puppets to Poland for the first time.

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The distinctive Vietnamese folk theatre form, dating back a millennium, is unusual in that the stage for the colourful puppets animated by unseen actors is water – pond, river, swimming pool.

We will see, they say, fairy-tale and genre scenes whose protagonists are ordinary people and ancient mythical figures— all this accompanied by traditional Vietnamese folk music.

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