|Colourful show: Artists march along streets around Hoàn Kiếm Lake. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng|
In an attempt to bring the circus closer to the people, dozens of artists performed at the weekend pedestrian zone around Hoàn Kiếm (Returned Sword) Lake in downtown Hà Nội.
|Showcase: The pedestrian zone surrounding Hoàn Kiếm Lake is a venue for public arts and culture at weekend.|
|Wheel show: The show adds a vibrant atmosphere to the streets.|
The performances added to the bustling atmosphere at the heart of the capital.
|Young and old: People of all ages are attracted to the show.|
|Flying high: Artists show remarkable aerobatic maneuveurs.|
The shows also spread the message on the ongoing National Circus Talent Contest hosted by the Việt Nam Circus Federation.
|Mass display: The performances gathered hundreds of audiences. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng|
|Balancing act: Artists perform with ceramic jars. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng|
The contest gathered more than 60 artists from six troupes including the federation, Việt Nam Circus & Variety Skills Training School, Hà Nội Circus & Variety Theatre (Hà Nội), Phương Nam Theatre (HCM City), Long An Culture Centre and Hồ Tây Art Troupe (northern province of Hải Dương). — VNS