The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

A totally new entertainment show has emerged! The Quintessence of Tonkin is deep experiences of live performances by locals, traditional Vietnamese music, water-light show, and daily stories. If you have a wish to explore Northern culture and tradition of S-shaped country, this show can’t be missed for sure.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show Information

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Quoc Oai District, Hanoi (25km west of Central of Hanoi)
Special Price: Contact us
Email: [email protected]
Hotline: +84909896286

Highlights of The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

The Quintessence of Tonkin is a water puppetry show which is first launched this year 2017. One notice is that the show is not the same as Water Puppet Show, instead, it is a brand new cultural combination of water puppet show with live-action and human performers.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

In this show, the audience will be able to get an insight into the culture of Northern Vietnam, the history of building up the Red River Delta provinces and somehow experiences a real life of Northern people. If Water Puppet Show just focuses on reflecting the old myth and legend through Puppet’s story, this spectacle is very different: live performer “dance” on the water to tell everyday life’s stories.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

Another special thing about this show is the stage resembling Thay Pagoda, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Chua Thay has played a vital role in religious and cultural relic and it is a frequent pilgrimage site in Lunar New Year or festival. When the show begins, the pagodas will gradually come upon the water, which is very impressive.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

Guess who will be our performers? All of them are locals and did not go through any artistic school; they just receive one-year training recently. No one is more suitable to tell the story of a farmer, a fisherman, a villager than themselves who are performing their daily tasks. This provides surreal experiences for audiences.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

With over 100 locals with lively performance and traditional Vietnamese music, The Quintessence of Tonkin, the grandest performance in Hanoi is suitable for everyone, even young children from all countries. Free shuttle bus and dinner buffet are also included in the show.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

Schedule of The Quintessence of Tonkin Show in 2018 & 2019

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show Schedule 2018 - 2019

One thought on “The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

  1. Stephen Nguyen says:

    More truthfulness over any documentary films, the Quintessence of Tonkin had drawn lively and clearly the North’s cultural spaces based on the materials which are daily and traditional cultural activities.

    On a stage of 4,300 m2, a wide range of elite culture was strongly resurfaced in the peaceful arms of Thay temple. Fishermans with daily works in the boat, bamboos in peaceful countries, folk games, traditional activities, etc. are connected by poetry, singing, music, and drawing. The art of water puppetry and cultural products such as Cheo, Quan Ho, Ca Tru, etc. are alternatively showed on the stage and bring for audiences many special feelings. Especially, the performance gathered more than 180 actors, most of them are Sai Son people, have been described the beauty of life, spirit, and the beliefs of the North to audiences by the most honest, simple and closed method.

    The main stage is located in the sacred lake in Thay temple surrounding by mountains, brings for audiences special feelings and space which is closed to nature. Four main sections of the Quintessence of Tonkin are poetry, singing, music, and drawing, connect the story and bring audiences different views about history, culture, beliefs of the North. Ca tru, Quan ho or Dong Ho pictures, the water puppetry art were naturally mixed with daily and traditional activities like the fishermen in the boat, closed and old countries, etc. With more than 180 people attending in this performance, most of them are Sai Son people, have been described excellently the beauty of life, spirit, and beliefs. In one stage with many modern devices and new technology, the Quintessence of Tonkin still maintains original beauty of the North’s culture.

    The Quintessence of Tonkin is a special combination which contains many great things in culture and modern performance style in the real scene is a stage where the farmers are main actors, like true artists, are reappearing, preserving and promoting the eternal beauty of North’s culture to tourists.

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