Pulling strings, whether one's own or those of others, is supposed to be an art.
And those who learn this art get to know a great deal about people. There seems
to be a course for that too, as the one like this.
A two-day workshop on wooden string puppetry is being organized by Children's World as part of its efforts to revive the traditional arts. An eight-member team hailing from Ammapur village will conduct this workshop. Children aged between 9 and 14 are eligible to participate.
The participants will be presented with 15 wooden puppets each weighing 6 kg. The artists behind the scene will coordinate the movements of the puppets according to the physical, mental and spiritual feelings of the character. The subjects are based on mythology, social satires and the war scenario.
A documentary on the subject will also be developed to publicize the art. The
first day's program will begin with the introduction of Koya Bommalata
by the performers and an interactive session with the children. Students will
have to perform on the concluding day's function.
Please contact 763-5669 / 763-6214 for further details.