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Water Puppet Theater in front of the National Palace of Culture

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

In order to celebrate together the summer and cultural ties between Vietnam and Bulgaria, the Embassy of SR Vietnam in Sofia, the Sofia Municipality, the "Sport Sofia" Foundation and "Sofiiska Voda" JSC are presenting a Water Puppet Theater in front of the National Palace of Culture. The National Puppet Theater of Vietnam will perform two performances on August 18 (Thursday) in front of the ticket center of the NDK - from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission.

The performances of Water Puppet Theater in Vietnam are unique - the history of this traditional art began in the 11th century during the Li Dynasty, the plays were played under the open sky in the flooded rice paddies. Later, small lakes in the center of the villages became the stage for them. The plots and themes in the productions focus on farming communities in feudal societies, where the puppet theater was not only entertainment but also part of the ways to illustrate Vietnamese culture.

The National Puppet Theater of Vietnam was founded in 1956 and is the largest puppet theater in the country. He is the winner of many international awards.