Dancing puppets of India at Raleigh International Festival

The Indigo Kidz once more graced the matinee stage of the Raleigh Festival- along with scores of other kids from many cultures! And it was the biggest group- all 25 of them – and also perhaps the youngest of the lot there.

Bollywood dance class If you have ever been to India, you know that the state of Rajasthan (pronounced “Raja-sth-can”)  famous for its royal palaces and renowned for its handicrafts and arts, is worth paying a visit to. On its streets lined with very colorful arts & crafts,  you may have also seen a Folk Puppetry Street Art called ‘Katputhli”  (pronounced  Kat-pooth-lee)  It is an art form where puppeteers suspend little traditionally & brightly dressed dolls,  both male and female, to entertain audiences of all ages. Kids especially enjoy & laugh with the stories that these puppet dolls narrate through dance and rustic folk music.

At the Raleigh International Festival, the little dolls of Indigo took the audience on a little trip to Rajasthan through a similar little puppet dance on some authentic music that people thoroughly enjoyed!

Not just that, but these sweethearts stole many a heart with their bright beautiful and detailed costumes, complete with “puppet strings”, handcrafted musical instruments, and ethnic umbrellas and lanterns, as they paraded down the main convention center area with kids of many other nations, where they drew a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘awws’ from the crowd.

The repeat performance on Sunday ended with every kid getting a personal certificate and lots of hugs, smiles & cheers, from everyone!

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