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These days, In this session moderated by Associate Editor Shefalee Vasudev,s important for puppetry to evolve,otherwise it goes into a museum Shefalee Vasudev: You studied at the National Institute of Design (NID) and Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad As a puppeteerwhat were your formative influences Dadi Pudumjee: It didnt start at NID and Darpana It started in school at Pune It started as a hobby There was an old British company which made toy puppets called Pelham puppetsstring puppetsand a cousin had brought back two puppets for me I must have been about seven or eight years old In the sixtiesschools encouraged a lot of artcreative work We had something called a scratch concert every month where anybody could get on stage and do things So I went through that In 1971I went to NID NID gave me a lot and Darpana had a puppet section run by the late Meher Contractorso I was involved with them That was what formalised the puppetry In 1976I left NID on a leave of absence and never went back because there was the SITE experimentSatellite Instructional Television Experiment by ISRO and the earth station SAC (Space Applications Centre) was in Ahmedabad They wanted a puppet serial and I worked on that One thing led to another and it became a profession Shefalee Vasudev: Puppetry is a kind of satirea reflection of contemporary times and of past tales Todayif you had to choose between a film like Ra One and Anna Hazares movementwhich would you choose for a spectacle Dadi Pudumjee: Both lend themselves to the genre Im not a traditional puppeteer though I work with traditional puppeteers and mix contemporary and traditional work So do most modern puppeteers in India who are urban-based All their situationsstoriestheir work are about whats around them unless it is commissioned work Puppetry is not just about satirethere are many other things in puppetry India has traditional puppet theatre in seven or eight states Its on the brink Its either going to soon disappear or its going to change into something else Two schools of modern puppetryone from Kolkata and the other in Ahmedabadillustrate this The Ahmedabad schoolMeher Contractor stylecame with educational and creative puppetry; the Kolkata school came with a very goodformal rod puppet technique from Moscow Shefalee Vasudev: Why did you name your groupIshara Puppet Theatre Dadi Pudumjee: Ishara was suggested by a writerGitanjali Shree In 1986after leaving the Shri Ram Centre of Art and CultureI was at a camp in Kasauli at (artist) Vivan Sundarams place and she suggested the name Ishara Coomi Kapoor: Your puppetry has changed a lot over the years When you startedit was for childrennow it has become more artisticadult Youve left the kids behind Dadi Pudumjee: I suppose one has changed In the period 1980-86I was invited to start the Sutradhar Puppet Theatre by the late Panna Bharat Ram at Shri Ram Centre of Art and Culture They had the first modern puppet repertory company in Indiathe centre sponsored about five or six young persons and traditional puppetry people Vinod Dua was one of our first puppeteers and wrote scripts for usas did Puran and Jagdish Bhatttwo exceptionally talented Rajasthani masters Every weekendwe had shows in the basement theatre and it was something for familieschildren and adults Ishara runs an international puppet festival and whenever weve set shows up more for childrenweve had a poor response When we say its for adults and childrenwe get better audiences Times have changed in the last 30 years Shefalee Vasudev: What is the core talent of the artists you use What do you look for when you put an artist on stage Dadi Pudumjee: There has been a lot of cross-fertilisation all over the world in puppetry and other art forms In traditional puppetryespecially in Indiayou always had live music or you always had a sutradhar or an oratorgetting people to enact with the puppet is something which hasnt just come through Europe How you use itdepends on you At some puppet festivalsyou will see just one puppet and 10 human beings on stage Everyone is looking for different thingsdancers and actors in India are using a lot of puppetry They want to supplement something in their work which makes it visually and dramatically more exciting Solo actors use masks or puppets If you observe traditional theatre in Indiait encompasses musicdance and theatreeverything Pallavi Pundir: Is there any particular technique or school of puppetry that you adhere to Dadi Pudumjee: I work more with puppets that are rod or large figuresand I play with scalefrom foot-high to 12 to 13- foot-high figures and in betweenthe human being I prefer to work with hand-held puppets and puppets which are fixed to the body for movement We did a piece called Transposition sometime agowhich was a Vikram-Betaal storyand Thomas Mann then took it over and made it into The Transposed Heads So we had these two versions with usone was the Indian version which ended as a riddleand Thomas Mann completes it Then the Jungian psychologistRashna Imhasly Gandhyworked with us The archetypes were puppets which were figures fixed to the body so you saw split images when you turneda puppet figure and a human being with an inner voice It was an experiment which seemed to have worked Tora Agarwala: What has been your most meaningful show Dadi Pudumjee: The one that has really worked because of the subject and the way we treated it is? 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