Discover The Spirit and Soul of Burmese Puppeteers

From sharing secret messages to storytelling through the art of pulling strings – since the 11th century, puppeteering has been an important tradition on the stages of Myanmar. Gods, animals, monsters and royals are all shaped into elaborate figurines to tell stories from the soul. The Burmese believed that puppets were carved each with their own spirit. Meet with one of these old traditional puppeteers to find out the secrets of this still-strong artform.