MOON'S MAGIC by Tandra Kundu | India
For Ages 5+
25 mins | Non-Verbal
17 - 23 November 2021
Moon's Magic is a story of a little girl who lives with her grandmother, she wakes up early with the crowing of a rooster and goes to school every day. One afternoon, after school, while playing in the field she discovered the moon for the very first time. She was thrilled and ran to her grandmother to tell her of her discovery. The next day she found that the moon had halved, and the following day it was gone!
The little girl was frightened due to its complete absence from the sky. Seeing the little girl distraught, her grandmother tries to calm her. She told her of the lunar eclipse and promised that the moon would come back soon.
That night the moon came to the little girl in her dreams, they played along and after helping her go to sleep, the moon finally returned to the sky.
Puppeteers: Tandra Kundu, Anuradha Paul
Mentorship: Anurupa Roy
Supported by: Burdwan The Puppeteers, Partha Pratim Paul, Sanidhya Chatterjee
Story & Direction: Tandra Kundu
Developed under Artists' Support Project by Tram Arts Trust, Harkat Studios & ThinkArts
Tandra Kundu, is a young Burdwan-based contemporary puppeteer. She has been working and training with Burdwan The Puppeteers company for the last 4 years.
Anuradha Paul born in a contemporary puppet family, and with 12 years of experience in modern puppet making and manipulating. As a puppeteer she has been participating in many shows, workshops and national puppet festivals all over India and has worked with many national and International puppeteers.