Kayakalp

 Puppetry

Kayakalp
18-30 Yrs; 10 years experience; Delhi

About Puppetry:

Project Kayakalp aims to empower traditional puppeteers and other artists of Kathputli colony, Shadipur Depot and expand their income generation possibilities, while also using the medium of puppetry to convey social and environmental messages.”

Puppetry throughout the 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 Kathputli, string puppets of Orissa are known as Kundhei, puppets from Tamil Nadu known as Bommalattam.

Performances/ Live Events

Theme based shows are done on various topics such as below for children:

  • Road Safety Show
  • Health & Nutrition Show
  • Amar Singh Rathore Story
  • Dengue
  • Girl Safety
  • Lala Lajpat Rai
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Voter Awareness
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • Metro Etiquettes
  • Health & Sanitation
  • Climate Change