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Puppetry Seminar at IGNCA Delhi Programme Schedule

April 2, 2013  Published by

Two-day seminar at IGNCA

Title: Traditional and modern forms of puppetry: Issues in contemporary expressions and practices

Dates: 11th & 12th April 2013

Venue: Conference Room, IGNCA, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-110001




               10:00 am                     :                Welcome Address by Member Secretary, IGNCA     

               10 .15 am                    :                Address by the Chief Guest

               10.30 am – 11.00am :                Introduction to the Seminar

                                                                      –Dadi Pudumjee


               11.00am – 11 .30 am    :               Usha Mallik

                                                                       (title to be recieved)


               11.30am- 12.00pm      :   Tea Break

    12.00pm- 12.30pm      :             Tradition and Modernity: Thinking out of the box                 

                                                            –Ranjana Pandey


               12:30pm- 1:00 pm          :             Poetics of loss and lament in traditional

                                                   Indian Puppetry.

                                                   –M.D Muthukumaraswamy

                01.00pm – 02.00pm        :               Lunch Break

                02.00 pm- 02.45pm          :              Lecture by Suresh Dutta on Modern

                                                 Puppetry in India


                                                 Demo on Traditional Puppetry in India

                                                 — Sudhir Gupta


                  02.45pm- 03.30pm   :    Tradition and Innovation in  

                                                 Tholpavakkoothu (Lec-Demo)

                                                                       — Ramachandra Pulavar and Rahul


                  03.30 pm- 04.00pm    :               Tea Break

                  04.00pm- 04.45pm     :               Leather Puppets of Andhra Pradesh

                                                 –Demo by Hanumath Rao

                  04.45 pm- 05.30pm     :              Creating modern traditions of                                                    

                                                 Puppetry (Lec-Demo

                                                 –Rantamala Nori




                    10.30 am -11.00 am      :                 Changing Performance Landscape

                                                                              —Maadhavilatha Gabji

                   11.00am-11.30 am          :               Traditional Yakshagana String Puppetry:

                                                                              Introduction, Scope and Performance

                                                       —Bhaskar Kogga Kamath

                   11.30am-12.00 pm           :                 Tea Break

                   12:00 am- 12:30 pm         :                 Puppetry in Mass Communication

                                                         —Omchery N.N. Pillai


12.30pm- 01.15 pm:                      Traditional Shadow Puppetry and


                                                                                  –Atul Sinha

01.15 pm – 02.15 pm:                     Lunch Break

02.15pm – 03.00pm:                      Telling Visual stories with puppets and

Technology- a special reference to three

plays “About Ram”, “Anecdotes

and Allegories by Gulbadan Begum 

“Bollywood and Bandwagon”

                                                         –Anurupa Roy


03.00pm- 03.45pm:                     Rejuvenation of Pavakathakali 

                                                                               –Lecture by G. Venu

Pavakathakali Demo              

               –Ravi Gopalan Nair


03.45pm- 04.15pm:                        Tea Break


04.15pm -05.00pm:                       Demo on Ravan Chhaya

                                                          –Discussions by Shankarjeet Dey


05.00pm-05.30pm:                        Demo on Rajasthani Kathputli

                                                                                  –Puran Bhatt