Anni, a young teenage girl from Andhra Pradesh, has grown up listening to folk tales told to her by her grandmother. Which has made her have a keen interest in the history of India, and its culture. She takes pleasure in watching theatrical plays, puppets shows, and documentaries which help her understand India’s traditions better.
Watching through the majestic puppet show with the leather puppets dancing in the dark of the night, loud drums, and folk music playing alongside, Anni is reminded of the mythological stories from her grandmother coming to life. She travels through the epic narration and sees herself transforming into a Bomma (Sita) herself. Like Alice in Wonderland! She travels through time and comes alive watching the story of Ramayana unfold in front of her and narrates the story of Ramayan with her puppets.
GROUP NAME: Studio Moya
CRAFT AND MATERIAL: Tholu Bommalata (Tholu means "leather" and Bommalata means "puppet dance")