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Water puppet shows were originally out on to celebrate the end of the rice harvest and religious holidays
Puppeteers have to stand in waist deep water while they are performing
The music for the puppet shows is provided by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra, including drums, wooden bells, cymbals, bamboo flutes and Dan bau
The story is told by cheo singers
A character called Chu Teu makes regular appearance is water puppet shows – his role is similar to that of jester
Back when the art of water puppetry began in the paddy fields, the puppeteers suffered from leech bites from standing in the water
The secrets of puppetry was kept quiet for centuries – there were even code words and dialects to keep it all quiet
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