Amongst the many sources of entertainment available, the historical art of puppetry has not lost its ground yet. Definitely a good news, and so to mark its success the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust will organise Ishara International Puppet Festival for its lovers.
This year the festival will celebrate its 11th anniversary with a wide and exciting range of performances from across the world. The lineup is more vibrant and creative than ever before. The festival has modern and traditional forms, ranging from rod, string and shadow puppets, to mixed performances with dance, theatre, music and more.
Since its inception in 2001, the Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival has brought to India over 90 international puppetry companies and promoted numerous indigenous productions. Alongside Indian talent, countries that have participated include USA, Brazil, Belgium, Afghanistan, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Israel, Ireland, Iran.
Produced by Teamwork productions, Ishara has provided evocative and memorable entertainment and education for Indian audiences and attracts puppeteers and enthusiasts from all over the world. The festival will focus on both traditional and contemporary work from India and abroad and is seen as an established platform to further multimedia arts in India.
At: India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, Epicentre, Gurgaon, Club Patio, Gurgaon
When: 8- 16 April
Timings: 7.30 pm onwards