Hanoi International Puppetry Festival

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Country and Region VietnamHanoi
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Festival Contact Information

National Puppetry Theatre
361 Truong Chinh Street
Thanh Xuan Precinct
Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84-4 563 0242
Fax: +84-4853-8674
Email: nhahattw@vnn.vn

Festival Description

The first edition of Hanoi International Puppetry Festival took place in February 2008. The competitive program features many diverse facets of the genre. They include puppetry in the forms of water, rod, hang, string shadow, mask, and black stage puppetry. The host country will gather eight troupes from throughout Vietnam. They will include Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre, the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre, and troupes from Ho Chi Minh City, Haiphong and Dak Lak. Twelve international troupes will take part, coming from Egypt, Belgium, Brazil, Israel, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sweden, China and Singapore. The competitive format wil award three prizes among three categories and two to artists, in addition to outstanding choreographers, scriptwriters, musicians, painters, art designers.

Festival Dates September 20 - 30, 2010
Festival Links


Other Sources:

Articles and Reviews:
  • Vietnam wins Gold Medal at International Marionette Festival
    (Nhan Dan, February 23, 2008)
  • First international puppetry festival opens in Hanoi, By Dieu Thuy (Nhan Dan, February 16, 2008)


Practical Info:

  • Hanoi Opera House
  • Thang Long Theatre
  • Military Theatre
  • Children’s Palace


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