Participants will experience fun and exciting ways of making puppets from waste material such as plastic bottles, used clothes, socks or old newspaper etc. One will not only learn about Rod Puppets, but also develop communication, social and creative skills.
Puppetry throughout ages has held an important place in traditional entertainment. Like traditional theatre, themes for puppet theatre are mostly based on epics and legends. Puppets from different parts of the country have their own identity. Regional styles of painting and sculpture are reflected in them. Like the string puppets from Rajasthan are known as Kathputali, string puppets of Orissa are known as Kundhei, puppets from Tamil Nadu known as Bommalattam.
In this world of digital art and 3D printing, Nazariya is a movement to bring us closer, to the beautiful world of Indian Folk Art. It is an effort in not just reviving these artforms, but also making them relevant for today. Nazariya is trying to bring out the subtle message behind these artforms; the message of unity, brotherhood and community. This is Nazariya's way of taking you on an incredible journey into India's past, helping us create a new future.
About The Courtyard
The Courtyard is a space for community and culture. Located in central Bangalore, it provides space for creative thought and engaged conversation. The venue comprises a 1700 SFT air-conditioned Studio space that can host small performances, workshops, screenings and other events, a tree-covered Rooftop for small gatherings and meetups, an open-to-sky Courtyard space for informal gathers, and 2 suites of rooms for artist residencies. The Courtyard has space available for hire and regularly hosts a range of art forms, events, and ideas, community gathers and most importantly, great food.
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