Vietnam water puppetry enchants Austrians, Slovaks
Update: Jun 25, 2012
Thousands of Austrians and Slovaks were deeply impressed by the unique water puppet shows presented by 16 artists from the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre, during their recent tour of the two countries.

Audiences were fascinated by this traditional Vietnamese folk-art, which has been developed since the 11th century.

Notably, the theater staged a special show for the diplomatic corps in Vienna, with the participation of more than 90 ambassadors and diplomatic officials. The lively and colourful performance received thunderous applause from the audience.

All the shows were broadcast on Slovak Television (STV), Vienna Television, and Vietnam Television Channel 4.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese artists also met with fellow puppeteers from the two European countries and exchanged performing experiences.

The tour was one of the activities to mark 40 years of Vietnam-Austria diplomatic ties and promote Vietnamese culture to international friends.