Thanh Hai Water Puppet Troupe Performs at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Thanh Hai Commune, Thanh Ha District, Hai Duong Province has been known as one of water puppetry cradles.
According to old puppeteers, Thanh Hai Troupe has a long history of over 300 years. This troupe’s performances are unique and different, which is one of the most noticeable features of the troupe. Those performances, composed by members of the troupe, reflect normal life of Vietnamese farmers in the Northern Delta, spiritual practice, and express their wish for prosperity and abundant crops.
Besides performing in their own village, the troupe has been invited to perform in many provinces throughout the country. In addition, they took part in traditional performing art competitions and won a lot of precious awards. Therefore, the troupe has been drawing attention of many researchers, cultural activists and fans of traditional performing art.
Since Oct 10th 2017, Thanh Hai troupe has continuously been performing and bringing interesting performances to tourists who came to visit Longlink Theatre.