art water puppet in Vietnam .
Water Puppet is a unique art form born from rice culture . From an art folk elements , water puppetry art has become a tradition . And along with classical drama, puppet show is considered art is located high in the national art scene . Speaking puppet nation is almost always there , but the only water puppetry is unique to Vietnam . Essence of Water puppetry is receiving increasing admiration of many international friends , to be a product of the unique art of Vietnam.
A unique art of Delta
Water puppetry was born and crystallized from the research , creation and association of his father before the simple life , associated with wet rice agriculture in North Delta .
According to various sources , water puppetry was born in the Ly dynasty ( 1010-1225 ) . Over time , the art of water puppetry is transmitted from generation to generation , gradually becoming an elegant hobby of people during the festival . And so far , water puppetry has become an art form in the folk tradition , should be preserved , protected and promoted .
Compared with conventional puppet , puppet show with many other features such as the water used to stage ; troubled water chamber also called water balance family structure , the pavilion symbolizes rural Vietnam stage is the water puppet show .
As for the puppets , to make the ” puppets ” have gone through many stages , requiring billions of rash , the ingenuity of the artisans . Material is made of wooden puppets sung – a long wooden , lightweight , flexible to puppets can float on water and puppeteer who can easily perform . The water puppet army often used in performances including pay TEU , fairies , the plow or fishing …
But in particular , the success or failure of the water puppet depends largely on the skill of the puppeteer artist . Skilled puppeteer will create movement , action and more flexible puppet looks . After the veil , the puppet performers throughout the country to stand in the cold waters of the hips to control the puppets using wire system is arranged outside and underwater .
addition, an indispensable element of the show is the sound of water puppetry. Previously, water puppet show at the outdoor stage usually between lakes should mess up the sound of water needed to keep stirring rhythms and air performance. The music, ethnic percussion commonly used in the water puppetry is blank, canvas brain, gong, fire, and building prisons. Water puppets bring the music of cheerleading festival, with stronger effects for both the performer and the viewer.
Normally, opening for the water puppet show is the appearance of pay TEU plump body, wearing no brace buttons installed, witty expression led mission, the story begins. Through Puppetry repertoire, the audience will be led into a rich fantasy world. The colorful puppets, playful facial expressions, gestures show flexibility on the water, combined with factors unique sound has made a unique puppetry of the Delta, become a focus for cultural activities indispensable for people in the festival from one life to another.