Hanoi (VNA) – Circus performers from eight foreign countries will join Vietnam’s at the International Circus Festival 2019 in Hanoi on October 15 – 20.

Co-organised by the Department of Performing Arts and the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, the event attracts the participation of teams from Australia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Laos and Singapore. Meanwhile, five teams from host Vietnam will participate in the show.

Their performances, which are required to last between 7 and 12 minutes each, include magic shows, juggling, balancing and clown acts.

The five-member judge panel consists of two Vietnamese and three foreigners.

The festival is considered a cultural event to foster cooperation between Vietnam and other nations in the field and a chance for the country to promote its circus art to and learn from international friends./.