Viet Nam puppetry to perform in Spain
Update: May 22, 2017
Viet Nam's Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre will stage a number of special water puppet performances in Madrid, Spain from May 21-27.

As part of activities under the framework of the 2017 Viet Nam Day in Spain, the event also aims to celebrate the 40 years of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Spain.

The troupe’s shows will feature distinctive cultural characteristics of Vietnamese people through everyday stories.

Founded in 1969 with an initial group of about 20 puppeteers, the Thang Long Water Puppetry group has performed in many countries throughout the world.

In addition to water-puppetry performances, art performances including cheo (traditional Opera), xam singing (ancient folk songs performed by blind beggars), chau van (spiritual signing) and solo performances of traditional instruments will be held during the event.

The programme is expected to help Spanish people gain more understanding of Viet Nam’s culture along with promoting the traditional friendship between the two peoples.