AboutOriginally from the Red River Delta region, Vietnamese water puppetry is a mesmerizing spectacle of colour, sound, and showmanship. In northern Vietnam, a stage would be set up in flooded rice fields, and puppeteers submerged in water would manipulate the puppets from behind a screen. Water puppetry as an art form includes characteristics of Vietnam’s wet rice civilisation, combined with cheerful folk music and storytelling. The Vietnam Pavilion’s water puppet stage is an authentic setup called thủy đình, decorated with red tiered roofs, flags, and parasols to resemble a village communal house. Catch daily shows in the morning, afternoon, or evening to see life in the Vietnamese countryside beautifully reenacted.
Oct 1 - Mar 31 2022