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The International Day is celebrated puppeteer worldwide

March 21 2008

The idea of celebrating the International Day of puppeteer came the well-known figure of the puppet theater Dzhivada Zolfagariho (Iran). In 2000 at the XVIII Congress of UNIMA in Magdeburg, he made the proposal for discussion. But, despite the fact that the debate about the place and time for the holiday was very busy, this issue was never resolved. Only two years later, at a meeting of the International Council of UNIMA, the date of the celebration has been identified. Traditions Holidays puppeteers around the world opened on 21 March 2003. That same day, all the professionals and fans of puppet theater celebrated the International Day of the puppeteer.

President of UNIMA Margareta Niculescu called on all activists Puppet Theater with a call to turn on 21 March in a spectacular ritual of the glory of puppetry: "May this day playing puppet shows, conduct discussions, arrange a meeting, let unite all professionals and amateurs of one of the oldest art forms - Puppet Theater! Let everything will become members of our party! Suppose that all will be in the puppet theater! ".

And according to the well-known activist of Indian puppetry Vatsyaayan Kapila: "The world of puppet theater - it's the innocence of childhood, the purity and directness, and the wisdom of the philosopher. For me, puppet theater is always fraught with a special charm because it is a unique phenomenon in art: in their striking simplicity and, simultaneously, by its ambiguity it - the real universe is mysterious and imaginative, mystery and fantasy. Appearing in real time and space, Puppet Theatre returns for our souls true nature ... ".

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