The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust-INDIA

The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust-INDIA

Commissioned by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in 1993; on its debut, Images of Truth broke the boundaries of conformed puppetry in India and inspired generations of puppeteers & performers with its performances. Ishara’s groundbreaking and inspiring masterpiece returns to the Iranian stage after almost a decade. Choreographed to music from across the world, it’s a mesmerising, non verbal, musical adaption on one of mankind’s most iconic figures – Mahatma Gandhi. Gain insight on his early life to his spiritual discovery of the universal message of Satyagraha & nonviolent protest. Images of history and contemporary India mesh together over twelve scenarios as the performers create powerful, moving images with which both the young and old alike can relate.

Recommended for ages 6 years and above.

One of India’s foremost and innovative puppeteers Dadi D. Pudumjee has helped contemporary puppetry gain legitimacy as an art form in India. In 1986, he established the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, which is now one of the leading platforms for innovative puppet theatre across India and the world. Using puppets as a medium, the trust has brought many serious social issues to the forefront through their work. For his efforts Pudumjee has been bestowed with numerous accolades including the Padmashri in 2011, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003.He is at present, the President of UNIMA International -Union International de la Marionette, the world puppet organization.

The Cast : Neetu Kumari, Kumari Yadav, Pawan Waghmare, Mohammad Shameem, Shamsul, Vivek Kumar, Anil Kumar

Design and Direction : Dadi D.Pudumjee.

Puppets and masks : Made by Dadi Pudumjee, assisted by Puran Bhatt and Kapil Dev.

Music : Bjorn Json Lindh, Wim Mertens, Sergio Mendes, Michael Nyman, Jan Garbarek, Pirpauke.

Vaishnav Janto sung by Shri Madhup Mudgal.

 Lights : Rishab Srivastava


  • 25. April. 2017

  • 2.30pm & 6:30pm

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

  • 27. April. 2017

  • 7.00pm

  • Hanager Theatre, Cairo