BOOKS "First Garden of the Republic: Nature on the President’s Estate" An illustrated presentation of the book at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 26th April 2017
MOVIE "Cineast(E)s" French documentary with English subtitles at M.L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise De Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 27th April 2017
MUSIC : Sonu Kakkar Live at The Flying Saucer Cafe, Nehru Place > 9pm onwards on 29th April 2017
DANCE : World Dance Day Celebrations 2017 curated by Dancer Geeta Chandran at India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 10am and 6:30pm on 29th and 30th April 2017
FEST : Odisha Parba 2017 at August Kranti Lawns, India Gate > 5pm-10pm on 29th, 30th April and 1st May 2017
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi organized a Japanese Traditional Puppet Theatre Performance & Lecture- “BUNRAKU” on 11st August, 2016 at National School of Drama, Mandi House, New Delhi, in collaboration with Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust & National School of Drama. A team of Six Bunraku Players from Japan enacted a musical narrative of Bunraku on stage which developed in the latter half of the 17thCentury. The Event witnessed a total number of 471 audience. BUNRAKU is the traditional puppet theatre of Japan. It started off as popular entertainment for the commoners during the Edo Period in Osaka and evolved into artistic theatre during the late 17th Century. Along with Noh and Kabuki, it is recognized as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Japanese Traditional Puppet Theatre “BUNRAKU”
Reviewed by Rohit Malik