TheFirst International Puppet Festival 1992 was the first festival of this nature and scale in Pakistan.

The Festival lay the foundation stone of UNIMA Pakistan, Puppet Museum, publication on puppetry, news letters supported by documentaries and was a step forward in the development of the art of puppetry.

The Festival was dedicated to peace and harmony throughout the world through the art of puppetry. It was the first time that a step had been taken to promote such a project. Not only did it enhance Pakistan’s image abroad but it also provided an opportunity for the Pakistani Puppeteers and the audiences to savour the taste of different cultures through performances that had come from around the world.

Through the pretext of puppetry, the festival was a break through in creating a positive power base of cross cultural awareness of ideas, with artists expressing themselves through Folk and contemporary traditions of the earliest living creative expression. The festival was a success with its participants and the audiences alike.

FOREIGN GROUPS
Teater Taptoe
State Puppet Theatre Torgovishte
Theatre Vaerkstedet Den Bla Hest
The Oily Cart Company Ltd.
Movingstage Marionette Company
Flash Marionettes
Darpana Academy of Performing Arts
Nuova Opera Dei Burattine
Compagina Teatral La Grande Opera
Samuel Backett Centre for Drama & Theatre
Mst. Shobhana Radhakrishna Hoon
Foundation Modern Puppet Centre
Theatre - Takentko
Theatre Torokko
Theatre Hachioji Kuruma-Ningyo
Ccachi
Theatre Buku
Vibeke Helgesen Bukketeater
Puppet Opera
Poppen theatre “Kameleon”
Panstwowy Teatr Lalki I Aktora
Lutkovno Gledalisce Ljubljana
Marionetteatern
Theatre De Marionettes
Marionettes De La Luciole
Etropfe-n-uf-Eheisse Schtei
Fine Arts Department
Rector of Yaroslarvl Theatre School

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England
England
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India
Italy
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Japan
Japan
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
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New Zealand
Netherlands
Poland
Slovenjia
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Thailand
Russia

LOCAL GROUPS

Al-Hamra Puppet Theatre
National Puppet Theatre
Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop
Folk Puppets - Lahore
Folk Puppets - Multan
NCA Puppeteers
ASNA Puppeteers
Lahore Arts Council

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