The shadow puppet theatre gives me the opportunity to express myself through the characters. The things I believe and want to say, I say through Karaghiozis. Dimitri Katsoulis
Dimitri Katsoulis migrated from Greece in 1974 to escape a regime that repressed Greek artists. He mastered the art of traditional Greek shadow puppet theatre, and in Australia performed both traditional stories and explored contemporary issues facing migrants.
Made during the 1960s, this puppet is Karaghiozis, the central character of Greek shadow puppet theatre. He is uneducated but intelligent, shrewd, honest and witty. Dimitri manipulates his arm and body with rods.
Image source: Dimitri Katsoulis
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