Curtain Raiser Press Release
Participant Puppeteers of UNIMA Master Class to perform their puppetry
Jaipur, 4 March: Performances by participant puppeteers of the 7th Master Class hosted by Unima India and led by Dadi Pudumjee will be held on 5 March at 6.30pm Krishnayan, Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The performance will be a short sharing of their explorations during the master class.
The participants of the show are Jagannath Singha of West Bengal, Chetan Gangawane of Maharashtra, Rajeev Pullavar and Haridas of Kerela, Praveena andDarshana of Karnataka. The participants will be giving performances on glove, shadow and string puppetry.
The master class has been running from 15 February to 5 March at and with the support of JKK. The master class is for Generational/Traditional puppeteers from across India whose travel was supported by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Master class host, Dadi D Pudumjee is a contemporary puppet master from Delhi who has been awarded Padmashree in recognition of his contribution to puppet theatre in India.
UNIMA India is the National Centre in India of the Union International de la Marionette International Union of Puppeteers founded in 1929. The aim of UNIMA is to promote the art of puppetry by organizing events like workshops, festivals, exhibitions, seminars, by publishing journals, documenting puppet theatre and organizing trainings for professional puppeteers through Master classes.