Within the framework of Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s two-day Vietnam visit, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s spouse Le Thi Bich Tran met with the Malaysian premier’s spouse Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Binti Wan Ismail.
Both enjoyed water puppet performances at the Vietnam Contemporary Art Theater in Hanoi on July 20
Prime Minister Ibrahim and his spouse arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Thursday afternoon, beginning his visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Chinh.
The two spouses of the top Vietnamese and Malaysian officials were introduced to the history of the Vietnamese water puppetry, while puppeteers showed them how to make puppets and their performing skills.
Apart from enjoying water puppet gigs, the wife of the Malaysian premier immersed herself into Vietnam’s folk music played with traditional musical instruments.
Therefore, she learned more about water puppetry, which is Vietnam’s unique traditional art form, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
Water puppet shows vividly portray daily life in the countryside.
The spouse of the Malaysian prime minister was amazed by the water puppet matinees of dragon dance, and a play in which farmers chase a fox that tries to catch ducks.
The Malaysian prime minister’s spouse Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Binti Wan Ismail writes in a book at the Vietnam Contemporary Art Theater in Hanoi, July 21, 2023.