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Puppet magic with jazz

?JAZZCREATURE? a puppet play staged to the accompaniment of jazz music was performed by a troupe from Rikskonsertene, Norway. The play was held as part of a cultural initiative under the aegis of Spic Macay by the troupe on the last leg of their two-week long India tour at Daly College today evening.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 14:31 IST

‘JAZZCREATURE’ a puppet play staged to the accompaniment of jazz music was performed by a troupe from Rikskonsertene, Norway. The play was held as part of a cultural initiative under the aegis of Spic Macay by the troupe on the last leg of their two-week long India tour at Daly College today evening.

Puppeteer and designer Knut Alfsen and composers Espen Rud (percussionist), Terje Gewelt (bass player) and Tore Brunborg (saxophone player) all established names in their country who have travelled across the globe in their individual capacity came for this performance for the first time to India.

They said that although jazz originated in the United States of America (USA) it had a great appeal and could be easily associated with especially by the youngsters.

The puppet show having minimal of dialogues that too in the universal language English could be understood by one and all through the aid of music and expressions of the puppets. Eleven stories related to European mythology and Vikings were staged using about 20 puppets.

The artistes said that they loved India’s hospitable climate, people and food and wished that they could have spared some time out from their busy schedule as they got to see nothing much except the Taj Mahal. The troupe gave their presentation at both private and government schools at Delhi, Chandigarh, Karnal, Bhopal, Hoshangabad and Indore, earlier in the day they performed at Emerald Heights International School.

The troupe members thanked Spic Macay and its Norwegian equivalent Rikskonsertene for having provided them with an opportunity to perform for children. Both organisations had entered into a three-year cooperation programme concentrating on communicating music