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Ashtavakra – a string Puppet play

February 16, 2017

Ashtavakra – a string Puppet play
Presented by
International Arts and Culture Foundation Bengaluru
at All Women World Arts Festival – 2017, 2nd Edition

Chief Guests.
Mayor Smt. G.Padmavathi
Smt. Malavika Avinash Award winning film star

Inauguration of first Puppet store in Bengaluru “Dhaatu Creative” by Mayor of Bengaluru Smt. G.Padmavathi

ashtavakra-a-string-puppet-play-at-international-arts-and-culture-foundation-bengalurufollowed by Ashtavakra – a string Puppet play by DHAATU Director, Anupama Hoskere and Group

Storyline:
This is a story from the Mahabharata set in Upanishadic times. Uddalaka Maharshi has given Chandogya Upanishad to the world. In his ashrama a physically challenged child is born to his daughter Sujatha Kahola, the husband has disappeared after a debate in King Janaka’s
court. How do they deal with this ?

A glimpse into the Gurukula system of education and the fabled scholastic debate in the court of King Janaka between young Ashtavakra and Vandi , description of Vasantha Ritu (influenced by Kalidasa ) are showcased in this puppet play.

The performance will be followed by interaction with the audience with a demo.

Puppeteers
Anupama Hoskere, Mythily Shikarpur, Chitra Rao, Malini Chadga & Divya Hoskere

Puppet Story Language: Kannada
Duration: 1 hr
Limited 100 seats only
First come first serve basis

Saturday | 18th February 2017 |5:00 PM

Venue:
Dhaatu Puppet Theater
No. 3944/F, 17 D cross, 4th main
Banashankari 2nd stage,
Bengaluru – 560070

Entry is FREE

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