Figure theatre or puppet theatre as it is commonly known in Europe has been quite popular in Japan as object theatre. This figure art is now coming to five major cities in India and is being brought by the Japan Foundation. The Noriyuki Sawa Puppet Theatre India Tour 2012 will showcase performances on Japanese folktales.
Object theatre is a new form of theatre where people and puppets perform together on stage with equal stage presence. Noriyuki Sawa is a contemporary puppet theatre performer who studied figure theatre at the Czech national Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and continued to perform in collaboration with numerous leading theatres such as DRAK from his base in the Czech Republic.
Some of the performances that will be enacted in the Capital includes The Legend of Forest, Star, Fish, Sky and seed. So we say its time for the Capital to gear up for a new kind of theatre.
At: Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi Road
When: 10 and 11
December Timings: 6.30 pm