Screening of the documentary on the life and work of the master Puran Bhatt. He will then give a masterclass on the manipulation and history of the Kathputli (traditional Indian puppets).
After the opening performance all attendees will be able to enjoy free refreshments followed by a screening of the documentary A Bird in Passage.
This is a short documentary film based on the life and art of Puran Bhat, a traditional Indian puppeteer. Originally from Rajasthan, he and his family settled in Delhi almost fifty years ago. They lived in Delhi's Kathputli Colony, a community of artists, which has collapsed due to government policies.
Puran Bhat received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2003 from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama of India.