First national puppet festival to take place in Vietnam

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Eighteen local puppet companies will participate in the first National Folk Puppet Festival in the northern province of Hai Duong from June 13-18.

The event, co-held by the Department of Performing Arts, and the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will feature 14 water puppet companies and four traditional puppet companies, most of which have performed abroad.

Each theater will present at least ten traditional folk stories during the six-day festival.

Deputy director Nguyen Dang Chuong of the Department of Performing Arts said the event is the first of its kind to be held in Vietnam and each participant has been financed with nearly US$1,000 by the organizers.

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