From Brazil to Italy, Iceland to Tunisia - the Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival has once again travelled the world to curate its fantastic line-up for 2019! They are celebrating their 17th anniversary with a diverse range of breathtaking performances, which communicate across language barriers & define the social, cultural & emotional bonds humanity shares together.
Alongside the best from India on display, performers from across the four continents have come together once again, to showcase a dazzling array of talent. From the traditional to modern forms of puppetry, ranging from rod to string puppets; to mixed performances with dance, theatre, music & more.
“It’s been over thirty years of Ishara puppet theatre and the love for puppetry has grown in people. For us, 2019 is the year of celebration, and one will witness that in the performances of the new groups from Brazil to Iceland along with various unconventional acts like the one by Italy using soap bubbles as a medium for puppetry. There’s a lot in store and we are delighted to have the audience experience it all”, says Dadi D Pudumjee, founder, The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust.
India boasts a historical association with puppetry & the performing arts which magically dates back to 2nd century B.C - so it’s fitting that the country is home to the festival. This year the 17th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival will take place from 1st February to 9th February 2019 at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi & the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh.
Dates: 1st to 9th February 2019
Venue: Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi road, New Delhi
Organizer: The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust
Produced by: Teamwork Arts
Participating Countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Tunisia & UK.