Bunraku Master to Give Japanese Puppetry Demonstration

Posted on 9/18/2017 9:06:37 AM

Bunraku Master Martin Holman will give a lecture and demonstration of Japan’s traditional form of puppetry.

Bunraku puppets typically stand four feet tall and are manipulated by two or three puppeteers.  The plots for the plays can be very complex, usually focusing on the intrigues and romances of samurai and courtesans. Holman was one of the first Americans to be trained in this art form. The Bunraku Bay Puppet Theater that he founded performs in top venues around the United States.

Date:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time:  7:00–8:30 p.m.

Where:  Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 225

All are welcome. Vouchers will be available if students are coming as part of class activities.

For further information, contact Stuart Chandler, Department of Religious Studies at Stuart.Chandler@iup.edu.