Hanoi international circus festival closes hinh anh 1A performance by Hungarian artists at the 2019 Hanoi International Circus Festival (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The 2019 Hanoi International Circus Festival, which saw the participation of 13 circus troupes, closed on October 20 at the Hanoi Central Circus after a week of brilliant performances.

The 13 circus groups came from nine countries, namely Australia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Laos, Singapore and host Vietnam.

Vietnam was represented by five troupes from the Vietnam Circus Federation, the Phuong Nam Arts Theatre, the Vietnam Circus and Variety Arts School, the Vung Tau Circus and Magic Troupe and the Ho Chi Minh City Theatre Association.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong hailed the artists for performing skilful and innovative acts, bearing the culture identity of each nation and region.

Chairman of the arts council Ta Duy Anh stated that the quality of this year’s festival had improved with many up and coming, promising young talents.

At the closing ceremony, the organising board awarded gold and bronze medals to the best acts and prizes to the best director, trainer and group./.