Puppetry is an age-old tradition, a proof of the human creativity through generation. The origin of puppetry goes back to many centuries. They have been referred to in ancient literature and artefacts found at various Harrapan and Mohenjo-Daro sites. The two basic types of puppetry are string puppetry and shadow puppetry. The art form of Puppetry attracts children and opens a spectrum of an imaginative world for them.
Children conceive things in a unique way. Even dolls and shadows get a life in their world. Working with dolls and shadow generates confidence and flexibility in the children. Puppets help in strengthening children’s conversational skills and fine-motor skills. Puppetry works as a connecting link between their imagination and the reality. Puppetry performances are relished by adults as well. So, puppetry training is very apt for both children and adults.
Module mode and duration:
Puppetry workshops are conducted for children over 7 years of age. The usual duration of a workshop is between 3 to 4 days. The workshop ends with the presentation of a puppetry show enacted by the participants.
For adults, a well-curated training using puppetry is evolved on the basis of their professional needs.