Hanoi (VNA), Oct. 21 -- The 2019 Hanoi International Circus Festival, which saw the participation of 13 circus troupes, closed on October 20 at the Hanoi Central Circus after a week of brilliant performances.

The 13 circus groups came from nine countries, namely Australia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Laos, Singapore and host Vietnam.

Vietnam was represented by five troupes from the Vietnam Circus Federation , the Phuong Nam Arts Theatre, the Vietnam Circus and Variety Arts School, the Vung Tau Circus and Magic Troupe and the Ho Chi Minh City Theatre Association.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong hailed the artists for performing skilful and innovative acts, bearing...