The Kachhi Ghodi dance is performed by men using a dummy horse . Whirling to the beats of a dholak , while the singer sings tales of valour , the dancers are a treat to watch.
Making stories come alive with vibrant puppets , the Katputli dance is traditionally performed by puppeteers behind a screen , who make string puppets (katputli) dance and move to the musical narratives of legendary stories.
In the performance that I saw , the puppeteer stood in front of the audience , giving us an opportunity to observe the skill of the otherwise unnoticed man behind the scenes.
With this post , the series on performances from Udaipur comes to an end . I hope you enjoyed them .