Mr. Khin Maung Htwe
Founding Artistic Director
Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppetry Home is a theatre group that performs and preserves their cultural heritage of string puppetry— the Traditional Burmese Puppet.
Traditional Burmese Puppet is a well-known puppetry art form that originated during the 15th century. It was used as part of a sacred celebration and also to gain merit from the King. During the peak of Burmese Puppets, they were acknowledged as someone who has lived and their performances pertain as high art while actual human performances were considered as low. These wooden dolls asserted freedom of speech more than the people living in the country. Voice-overs of the puppets were used to hear the unheard voices of the people towards the transgression of Royal Families and corruption that saved thousands of lives.
Today, Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theatre stages Myanmar’s myths and folklores accompanied by musicians with their traditional Burmese instruments. Some of Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theatre performances are about traditional legends like (1) The Hermit (Bo-daw), (2) Prince and Princess that dwells about love, and many more.
Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theatre is dedicated to preserving Myanmar’s fading art form by performing not only for local but also international audiences . [1, 2]
Contact Person: Khin Maung Htwe
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Address: No.12 – Yama Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11121, Myanmar
Phone: +95 9 512 7271, +95 1 211942