TOPOGRAPHY OF THE JAPANESE PUPPET
BY PUPPET THEATRE PUK AND HACHIOJI KURUMA – NISHIKAWA KORYU TROUPE FROM TOKYO
The show presents four stories in a different style traditional puppet theater.
- SANBASO - is a tandem dance introducing a prayer for the success of the show.
- HIDAKAGAWA-IRIAIZAKURA - tells of a man who has loved and abandoned his beloved, and she has become a snake because of her broken heart.
- Kappore - a comic dance based on a popular song and created in 1830.
- Shishimai-Lion dance - the dance of the Lion - one of the most popular dances of mythological animals in Japan, practiced for more than 1000 years specifically for the New Year.
The project is part of the official pogramme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 - FOCUS: Japanese Culture Programme, which is implemented in partnership with the EU-Japan Fest Foundation. The performance is part of the project "The Spirit of the Japanese Doll: Creation of a Puppet Theater Performance and the Exchange of Japanese Artists" and it is implemented by the State Puppet Theater Plovdiv. The Week of the Japanese Puppet Theatre is part of the anniversary celebrations "30 Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria" organized by the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria with the support of 'DEN GRI' foundation.