Deaf school children learn how to make puppet show instructed by pro theater group


The experience class invited a puppet show company called  "Deaf Puppet Theater Pupil" (Kawasaki-shi) on October 4 at Kyoto Prefecture School for the Deaf Maizuru Branch School (Minamitanabe, Maizuru-shi, Kyoto Prefecture).

It was a part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs' project that  utilizes "a child's upbringing through by cultural art", aiming at  developing the expressive power and the invention  of the child through sign language and a puppet show.

Eleven children including the preschoolers and elementary school children learned how to express the world of poetry with the use of a doll, sign language and an expression through a body movement under the guidance of the theater company.

"Deaf Puppet Theater Pupil", formed in 1980, is the only group in the world that hearing and Deaf members work together as as a professional puppet show company. They have visited the Maizuru Branch School every year since three years ago.

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