APEX Trip Report 1: Hanoi, Vietnam (15-18 April 2012)

Hi folks,

Frankie had a great time during his trip to Vietnam and Laos. We’ll post the highlights separately, so here’s the first update regarding his time in Hanoi, Vietnam:

Frankie held two separate public performances of ‘Streets of Singapore’: one at the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre, the best -known theatre for the puppetry arts in Vietnam, and another performance at the Ha Noi International School. The shows were very well-received, and the warm Vietnamese audience made him feel at home. Vietnam has a strong tradition in the puppetry arts and the team had a great time interacting with many members of the audience after the show.

Under the invitation of local puppetry troupes, Frankie also had the rare opportunity to try his hand at the traditional art of water puppetry. He also had to chance to meet with several artists and troupe directors. Four days of puppets and friendships in Vietnam!

Vietnam Puppetry Theatre

Ha Noi International School

Trying his hand at water puppetry

Frankie with the director of Vietnam’s National Puppetry Theatre

This trip is presented in partnership with Artsolute Asia with the support of the Singapore International Foundation. 

With special thanks to: