Dhaatu Puppet Theatre can be viewed at
Mangala Mantapa , Jayanagar on 29th Dec at 6:00 pm
Basavanagudi Grounds on 30th Dec at 11am, 1 pm and 3pm
-See calender for details
Entertainment with meaning is our motto.
Puppetry is a beautiful art- form which has been there forever in India. Dhaatu’s Puppet Theatre was started as part of the Epic series of classes six years ago. Today, Dhaatu has a full fledged , professional puppet theatre. Various forms of traditional Karnataka puppetry have been explored here. A wide range of puppets like the ‘sutrada bombe’ ( marionettes) , ‘salaki bombe’ ( rod puppets), ‘kai bombe’ ( hand puppets) and ‘Togalu bombe’ (shadow puppets) have been incorporated in their puppet shows. Dhaatu aims at educating the people about the values of ancient Indian culture through puppetry.
Puppets are created here. Scripting, lyrics and music are done with great care. After months of contemplation and refinement, a production emerges. Each one speaks of the glories of the ancient Indian Heritage and wisdom.
Dhaatu has productions that are hour long and half hour in languages Kannada and English. Dhaatu puppet theatre has performed at the Hampi Festival of Karnataka in Nov- 2008.
Productions- one hour
1. Harishchandra ( Kannada/ English)
2. Vijayanagara Vaibhava ( Kannada)
3. Rajasuya Yaga ( Kannada)
4. Ashtavakra- the great sage (Kannada/English) 5. Bhakta Prahlada (Kannada)
Productions- half hour
1. Shoorphanakha ( Kannada)
2. Nala Damayanti (Kannada)
3. Dharmavyadha ( English)
4. Bheema & Hidambi ( English)
5. Navaratri- Rig Vedic times to Now ( Kannada/ English)
6. Vidurashwatha ( English)
7. Magic of Puppetry- medly of different styles of puppets
Revival work of the Echanoor style of puppetry of Karnataka is being done since the year 2008 . This features the Jarasandha Vadhe and Shishupala Vadhe. The special doll of Jarasandha which splits in the middle is featured in this. Work on this is still in progress.
Technical requirements of Dhaatu Puppet Theater
28 feet (w) X 20feet (d) X 3ft (h) from ground.
Black side wings are required.
Stage has to be enclosed at the back and two sides.
For programs in Bangalore we bring our own lighting equipment
Sound system, CD player and Mic
Set-up time - 3hrs required
To dismantle - 1 hour required
The minimum charge for our one hour show in Bangalore is Rs. 25,000/-
For out-of-station performances, full hospitality and transportation charges must be taken into account.
For puppet theater performance bookings
please contact us at 080 65683396