Marionette marvels: ASEAN Puppet Festival 2017 [Thailand, SEA]

“Thailand and its neighbours join up for the 2017 edition of the Asean Puppet Festival

The magic of marionettes will light up Bangkok later this week as more than 400 puppeteers from eight Asean countries put on shows guaranteed to keep spectators spellbound.

Brought to Thailand at the initiative of the Culture Ministry, the Asean Puppet Festival 2017 celebrates the long history of this art form while stimulating exchanges of knowledge among the member countries.

As well as live performances, the 12-day festival features the exhibition “Art of Thai and Asean Contemporary Puppets”. Showing at the Rajdamnoen Contemporary Art Centre, it featuresmarionette masterpieces, documentary videos, and workshops. The festival is part of month-long celebrations marking “The 235th Year of Rattanakosin City under Royal Benevolence”.”

Read more about the ASEAN Puppet Festival 2017 at The Nation.

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