Vietnamese water puppetry play debuts in Paris

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"Le Maitre des marionnettes" (The Master of water puppetry), a Vietnamese traditional water puppetry play, will debut at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris on February 10.

This program is directed by Dominique Pitoiset, the director of Bordeaux National Theatre, in cooperation with the Vietnamese national water puppetry theatre.

Water puppetry is a distinctive Vietnamese art which has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

Through several stories of legendary dragons and farmer's lives in the countryside, the play will introduce traditional Vietnamese culture to French audiences, according to a press release by Quai Branly Museum.

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Pitoiset,visited Vietnam for the first time two years ago. He was impressed by the water puppetry perfomances he saw and spent a lot of time learning about the origins of this unique art form.

The play will be performed until February 25.

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