Thursday, March 25, 2010

Puppets in Udaipur

Udaipur is famous for its handicraft, folk music, traditional dances, and… puppet shows!

Puppet shows in a way gather and synthesize all the above forms of art in one. With their carefully painted faces, bright coloured dresses and dazzling jewelry, puppets are indeed extremely refined pieces of handicraft. And in their shows, puppets perform traditional dances at the rhythm of folk music and magic in a captivating mix.

Already back in November, returning from her first trip to Udaipur, Mathilde had signaled us this performance. When we recently decided to visit Udaipur, she insisted that we had to see the show.

And we did:

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