Liem and four other puppeteers will perform eight shows, each lasting about 50 minutes.

 Puppeteer Phan Thanh Liem with his mini water puppet stage. (Photo: Vietnamnet)

This is the third time Liem, dubbed “The ambassador of Vietnam’s pastoral arts”, has been invited to bring the Vietnamese water puppets on stage in the RoK.

Water puppetry is a traditional form that dates back to the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty. Villagers in the Red River Delta and other rice-growing regions in the north of Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice harvest, religious festivals and other important occasions.

Source: VNA