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At home with the water puppets. The water puppet theatre of Phan Thanh Liêm

June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Liêm and his wife are instrumental in keeping the art of water puppetry alive through the little theatre in their house in a hidden alley off  Khâm Thiên street

The top floor has a mini stage decorated with artificial banyan trees, bamboo trees and a pond. It can seat an audience of 15-20 pax. Liêm and his wife stage a 20 min show  including  lion dances, buffalo fighting, rice farming and boat racing.  We have a chance to hold the puppets and see how they work, chat to one of the modern day masters of the water puppet art, learn how his family has kept the art alive throughout the generations, plus he explains how he makes all his puppets.

Born into a family with a tradition of performing water puppetry in Nam Dinh province, Liêm acquired a passion for this folk art in his childhood. And he shares this with us in house – which is totally taken over by water puppets.

Min number 4 pax, Max 20 pax

We will meet outside 338 Xã Đàn street (Fahasa Hanoi Book Store)  Liêm will meet us here and take us to his house


This depends on how many people attend as we will split between us.

Liêm has set fees depending on numbers

From  300,000-375,000 VND pp

The unit price comes down the more people who attend

Min number is 4 pax @ 375,000 vnd each

Please note as this is a direct cost to Liêm – there are no discounts

Deadline for registration is 5p.m on Friday 22 June as we have to confirm numbers with him.

Please RSVP to Stella – stella@fvheritage.org

[Vietnamese with FVH committee interpretation]

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June 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Stella Ciorra
01662 979 605