February 15, 2017

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Puppeteers begin classes in art form

THE Myanmar Puppeteers Association and the Myanmar Upper Land Culture Foundation kicked off the Myanmar puppet course with the assistance of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation at the Mya Mandalar Hotel in Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay, on Sunday.
Patron of the Myanmar Puppeteers Association U Shwe Nann Tin gave talks on the preservation of the art of puppets, while U Sein Myint spoke about pagoda festivals and the presentation of traditional puppet shows. Chairperson of the association Daw Ma Ma Naing spoke about plans for the development of Myanmar puppetry this fiscal year with the assistance of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Project Coordinator U Kyaw Myo Ko explained the programme of the course. A total of 24 trainees are attending the course from 16 to 28 November.

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