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Fan of puppets from Far East / Asian puppets from the collection of Hega Brehme (Stuttgart)


Exhibition in co-operation of the Theater am Faden 

6. 11. 2015 - 30. 6. 2016

The exhibition presents the extraordinary personality of Helga Brehme, puppeteer and director of the Theater am Faden in Stuttgart, and first of all selected items from her extensive puppet collection, namely attractive puppets from various Oriental countries. There are shadow marionettes from Indonesia, India and Burma, Indonesian three-dimensional and relief rod marionettes, unique rod-driven Bunraku puppets from Japan, Chinese hand puppets as well as large marionettes from Burma.

The exhibition is complemented with pictorial material and basic information on specific forms of puppet theatre in Asian cultures. Tangentially it touches on the theatre activities of Helga Brehme and the Theater am Faden connected thematically to the exhibition topic.