Dancing Marionette from Rajasthan With live tabla and/or sitar.
Suitable for street entertainment, indoor or outdoor festivals or parties, melas, shopping centres and cabarets (or in schools as a puppet demonstration to recorded music as part of a workshop)
This show is still available for touring. Click here to contact the company.
Saraswati has delighted audiences in many places both in Britain and abroad since 1992. She dances in traditional Rajasthani folk style, as well as reacting to her audience in her own particular way. She appeals to old and young alike.
“Everyone that I spoke to who saw you and Saraswati had been enthralled by her. From my point of view, I was so absorbed by her that I was actually disconcerted by her still eyes – her movements were so lifelike that I forgot that she was a puppet!… Once again, thank you for making the opening of our exhibition an occasion to remember… please feel free to use either me or my colleague Hamish MacGillivray, as a referee for future bookings as we would both be delighted to thoroughly recommend you”
Assistant Exhibitions Officer, Croydon Clocktower, 6th July 2000
“Thank you to Indigo Moon for several captivating performances in the Children’s storytelling marquee at Redbridge Show. Both children and adults thoroughly enjoyed the interactive Saraswati, and were charmed by the graceful life like movements and humour of the puppetry. Thank you also for bringing the Indonesian puppets on the Sunday. We were extremely fortunate to have such a variety and high quality of performances for the children to enjoy”
Leisure services, London Borough of Redbridge, 11th July 2002
Puppeteer: Anna Ingleby learned this skill at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, India in 1991.
Musicians: Helen Evans (sitar) and/or Tom Simenauer or Neil Craig (tabla drums)
Duration: 15 mins, repeated as required throughout a day Performed by 1 puppeteer and either 1 or 2 musicians
Workshops available for venues:
Making Kathputli (Indian string marionettes)