The Quintessence of Tonkin – a must-see cultural spectacle

The Quintessence of Tonkin – a must-see cultural spectacle

Defined by stunning water stage, 3D visual effects, authentic costumes, live music, co-ordinated choreography, this show has been able to reconstruct and recapture the most compelling elements of Vietnamese village life, from folklore, music, poetry to water puppetry, Buddhism. Tonkin is the historic name for the agricultural region around Red River Delta, North Vietnam. The village life and farming culture here has been the inspiration for Quintessence of Tonkin, a contemporary show aiming to celebrate the history and heritage of Tonkin.

Among over 200 performers, over a half of which are the farmers of village nearby. They have been received training for over 2 year, and bring their soul from their own traditional entertainment to the performance stage. Who can tell the story of Tonkin better than the villagers themselves?

Time & place

  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Place: Da Phuc village, Sai Son commune, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi
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