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Czech Puppeteer Pavel Vangeli in India

Date: 07 January 2017 - 08 January 2017, Venue: Bengaluru and Delhi

We are glad to announce that a traditional Czech and Slovak puppetry has been inscribed to list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 1 December 2016. The puppet show has been one of the traditional forms of theater in the Czech lands for many centuries. We invite you to see a great show "Swinging Marionettes" performed  by famous Czech puppeteer Mr. Pavel Vangeli. He is coming to India to perform in Bengaluru on 7 January 2017 and in Delhi on 8 January 2017.  

A unique performance



Czech playwriter, director, actor, pupetteer and singer in one person

Mr. Pavel Vangeli




Small jazz revue in which Mr. Pavel Vangeli sings live old great songs in the place of his marionettes. The audience is entertained by the Angel, the Devil, the Clowns, the Blackman, the two very English Gentlemen and the Skeleton Family. Situational humor, singing, accompanied by various musical instruments, juggling and pantomime. Poetry in motion and a direct contact with the audience.  Suitable for children above 6 years and for all adults. 


First Performance in Bengaluru

When:   Saturdady, 7th January 2017 at 4.30 pm

Where:   at Dhaatu Children's Puppet Festival  in Bengaluru

Address: JSS Auditorium, 1st Main Rd, 8th Block, 7th Block, Jayanagara Jaya Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Entrance free.

Suitable for children from 6 years


Second Performance in New Delhi

When:   Sunday, 8th January 2017 at 4.30 pm

Where:   at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi 

Address: 50-M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021 

Please confirm your attendance, send email to jea@mzv.cz or call +91 81 30 893 803.

Entrance free. First come first serve basis.

Suitable for children from 6 years




The puppet tradition is a form of entertainment that has appealed to children for generations. It dates back to the 18th century and is practiced across the Czech Republic. The puppets are crafted by hand, beginning life as a block of wood.

Today, in addition to the professional puppet theaters, there are some 3000 amateur ones in towns and villages all across the Czech Republic, with the heartland in Eastern Bohemia, where a renowned puppet museum is located. Since 1951 the Czech Republic is hosting an annual festival of amateur puppet theater, which is considered to be the oldest one of its kind in the world.

For more information please send email to jea@mzv.cz or call +91 81 30 893 803.