As the hype of CREF 2015 events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth is getting momentum now and thousands are expecting to come, it is a great news for visitors that first time in Australia ‘Kathputli’ show is being introduced in Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2015 Sydney being held on Friday 17th of July 2015 at Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill NSW.
‘Kathputli’ or Puppets are one of the art traditions which is not only old but very rich in Indian subcontent. Kathputli dance or show can be the references of Rajasthani ballads, local folk tales and also the folk songs. A great puppet show is like a light hearted story telling format in which audience get easily involved and moved by the performances of artists. This traditional art is been performed by the Rajasthani tribes or villagers. They visit several towns and cities and perform shows and in this way they earn their bread and butter. Kathputli is one of the ancient art forms and that has become an eternal part of Rajasthani culture and tradition.
Puppets shows are been performed in each and every village shows, religious shows and any kinds of social gathering in Rajasthan. Several studies have been done on Kathputli and it is known also as string marionette art. People of Rajasthan are too much attached of their own culture and tradition and it is one of the reasons why the art of Kathputli and ‘Puppet Shows’ has still survived.
Different researchers strongly believe that folk tales which are being showcased in puppet shows, generally these portray the ancient lifestyle of Rajasthani tribal people.