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Tholu Bommalata Performance

Tholu bommalata , tholu (leather/ skin), bomma (dolls) & aata (play) is a shadow puppet theatre tradition emerging from the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. Popular under the rule of Satavahana and Chalukya dynasties in between 4th and 6th century AD, it gradually spread to South East Asia. The puppets carved in leather are markers of traditional folk and cultural expression. A familiar form for propagating mythological stories through entertainment, the figures are inspired by deities orĀ  prominent characters from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The puppets are made to look specifically thin and translucent. The mythic themes and the local dialect will surely add to the drama & eloquence of the performance.


10 October


6.30pm to 7.30pm


National Institute of Fashion Technology campus, opposite Hitech city


National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad