Vietnam ’s unique water puppets won the Cuban audience’s hearts after a special show at the Carpa Trompoloco Circus in Havana from Mar. 23-25.

The performance, by artists from the Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre, featured distinctive activities of Vietnamese people such as dragon dancing, buffalo fighting, fishing and rice harvest.

A skillful combination of folk music and water puppets supported by light effect in the first ever show in the Caribbean country helped Cuban people gain a deeper insight into Vietnam’s culture and folk arts.

According to Cuban Deputy Culture Minister Fernando Rojas, the performance was another expression of traditional friendship between Vietnamese and Cuban peoples.

Head of the Vietnamese artist troupe Tran Quoc Chiem said he was impressed by Cuban people’s sentiments to the puppeteers in particular and to Vietnamese people in general.

He said he hoped to bring the show back to Cuban people in various localities as soon as possible.-VNA