ca tru

Ca Tru: The Highs And Lows

In 2009, UNESCO recognised ca tru as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. It is now making a comeback into Vietnamese society, but what happened to this once popular, enchanting style of musical entertainment that brought it to such dire straits? From the court to the bars The origins of ca tru […]

water-puppets

The Art of Water Puppetry

The theater is like none you have ever seen. Giants, musical instruments in hand, look down on the actors who are preparing to begin their performance. Behind the scenes, invisible powers are pulling all the strings. The stage is set, but not for long – as soon as the performance begins it rolls and breaks. […]