Anurupa Roy

Anurupa Roy is a puppeteer, puppet designer and director of the puppet theater. She views puppetry as “an amalgam of plastic and performing arts where sculptures, masks, figures, materials, found objects and narratives come together with music and movement to create a space where humans and puppets are co-actors. She started at her group Katkatha in 1998 which was registered as the Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust in 2006. She has directed over 15 shows for children and adults ranging from the Ramayana and Mahabharata to Shakespearean comedies to the Humayun-nama.

The puppets used by the group range from 3 inches to forty feet. The shows have toured across Europe,Japan and South Asia. A major aspect of her work is using puppets for psycho social interventions in conflicted areas such as Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Manipur. She has worked with youth and women across the country using puppets to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and gender issues.

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About Ram

Bringing together Bunraku puppet technique, animation, projection and movement, About Ram bases itself on the Bhavabhuti Ramayana to present the story of a man tormented by his forced separation from his wife.

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Anurupa Roy at Widening Circles: Pickle Factory Season 2

23 November 2019

Workshop

Shadow Puppetry

Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Timing TBA soon

This is a private event for children from the NGO Calcutta Rescue

24 November 2019

Performance

About Ram

Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 6.45 pm      Duration: 55 minutes

24 November 2019

Workshop

Bunraku

Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Timing TBA soon.

Registration to open soon

Purchase a Pickle Pass, and get access to 6 performances for Rs. 1,500/-: Maya Krishna Rao, Compagnie 7273, Urvi Vora, Vaishnavi Mannava, David Carberry, Anurupa Roy