Takeda Puppet Theatre pays first visit to Bulgaria

The Japanese Takeda Puppet Theatre is to visit Bulgaria for the first time. This will be a joint project with the puppet theatres of Bulgaria expected to wind up in September, the Kinesthetic Project said.

The Japanese Takeda Puppet Theatre is to visit Bulgaria for the first time. This will be a joint project with the puppet theatres of Bulgaria expected to wind up in September, the Kinesthetic Project said. Japanese actor Wataru Karaki, also known by his scenic name Senju Takeda, was invited by his Bulgarian colleagues. He has over seven years of experience with the traditional Japanese dolls. Wataru is the only actor who got his name Takeda from his mentor Takeda Kinosuke, which makes him a rightful successor of this old Japanese tradition.
The participants in the project on the Bulgarian side are Mila Dikalova (scenographer), Konstantin Dimitrov (architect) and Ljubomira Kostova (manager and director). The materials for the dolls’ manufacture were mostly bought from Kyoto, Japan to make the dolls look really authentic and high-quality. The backdrops were made in theatrical studios of Bulgaria. Students of the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts also helped in making the dolls. A seven-day workshop for professional puppet actors is also on the schedule.

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