The puppet play "Isson Boshi" (analogue of "Little Thumb") on the motifs of a Japanese traditional tale is a production of the Senju Project theatrical company (Sofia, Bulgaria). The team works with artist Senju Takeda, the last successor to the Japanese Takeda puppet theater. He graduated in Puppet Scenography at the Bulgarian National Academy of Theater and Film Arts on the recommendation of his teacher, who believes that Bulgaria has one of the best puppet schools in Europe.
In front of the private Bulgarian theater companies there are many financial and organizational difficulties – providing a space for rehearsals and performances, forming theatrical crew, promotion and others. However, the young director Lyubomira Kostova and her desire for creativity and exchange with Japanese culture, overwhelm the despair from obstacles.
The footage traces the creation of some of the specific Takeda puppets, the sewing of their costumes and the rehearsal process from January 2021. The premiere is due.
Without an Audience (2021)
"Isson Boshi" team (by Senju Project)
director: Lyubomira Kostova
scenography and Dolls: Senju Takeda and Mila Dikalova
actors: Dimitra Popova, Radost Kozhuharova, Niya Yanakieva, Georgi-Manoel Dimitrov, Pavel Gromkov
puppets contractors: Senju Takeda, Zhivko Kanev, Krasimir Raikov and Maria Stoycheva
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