Friday, 31 August 2007

Varun Narain and his puppets travel to Berne

Varun Narain, a contemporary Indian puppeteer was awarded a three-month residency at Schlachthaus Theater. [dated August 2007]

Varun Narain and his puppets travel to Berne A storyteller with a difference, Varun Narain has created a special niche for himself in the world of object theatre in India. Known for establishing and popularising puppetry as an art form for an adult audience, Varun’s exotic puppets are for urban audiences and bring to life the dialectic between fantasy and reality.

A contemporary puppeteer, Varun’s work has been much appreciated and has drawn praise both nationally and internationally. Varun’s characters are bold and highly emotive and sensual. One of his best-known productions, 1001 Indian Nights followed by his recent performance The Dusk Bride Melodrama showcased his skill and talent and attracted rave reviews.

Schlachthaus Theater in Berne has invited Varun on a short residency where he will get the opportunity to introduce his work to Swiss audiences.