Sunday, January 30, 2011

Culture in Hanoi

We watched the Kathakali dancers just before leaving India. We caught an Apsara dance when exiting Cambodia. The night before departing Vietnam we went to a Water Puppet show accompanied by live music and singing from the traditional folks songs originating in the rice paddies long ago.
I am such a sucker for string instruments and I want to have one of each of the three different whatchamacallits they played on. The puppets were cute and well manipulated from contraptions under water from behind bamboo curtains dancing before the audience. It was easy to imagine the villagers getting together for these special events back in the day. The kids must have squealed with joy.

Location:Hanoi Vietnam

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