Water Puppetry, the Magic of Vietnamese Folklore

Becoming alive on water stage
April 11, 2016

Puppets that dance on the water are generally known as Vietnamese water puppetry. This is because the art is deemed to come from Vietnam. The exact time when it began is not known but an early record of the art was found on a stone stele dating back to the 11th century in the Red River Delta, North Vietnam. Initially, water puppetry only performed in ponds and paddy fields upon…