Marionette CENTRE


  • 1986

    Founded by two ladies, Ma Ma Naing and Naing Yee Mar, focussed on tourists in Myanmar.

  • 1992

    First Local performance at the Shwei Por Kyung meditation centre for a week, sponsored by the meditation center.

  • 1993

    Performance for the International School in Yangon sponsored by the school and invited by MRTV, Yangon for the television program.

  • 1994

    Participation in the hundred-anniversary celebration of the Mandalay Moat. And started to perform the overnight entertainments for the local people at the pagoda festivals in Mandalay.

  • 1995

    Master U Pan Aye won the first prize for his individual manipulating talent in the whole Myanmar-performing-art-competition in Yangon.

  • 1996

    Daw Ma Ma Naing won the first prize at the PAC in Yangon.

  • 1997

    The whole troupe won the second prize for the Widura wise-sage Buddha story in the PAC in Yangon.

  • 1998

    The whole troupe won the first prize for the “Sambula” Buddha story in the PAC in Yangon. Daw Ma Ma Naing Participated in the trade fair in 1998 in Singapore as a puppeteer. Daw Ma Ma Naing and Shwe Bo Tin Saung (Vocalist) participated in the flying Circus Project, 1998, for a month sponsored by the Theatre works in Singapore.

  • 1999

    Participated in the AIDS educational Programs, Performance by the title of, Shame and Caution Leads to Safety.

  • 2000

    After we have set up our theatre as a company limited, Ma Ma Naing and Ko Kyaw Myo Ko became equal owner of the theatre and formed a meangement team.


    In France
    • Participated in the Worldwide Festival of Puppet Theatres in Charleville Mezeries in France for 10 days.
    • Performed at the Maison des Cultures du Monde Theatre in Paris for 3 days.

    In The Netherlands
    • Performed in the Soeterijn Theatre of the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam (including the workshop and lectures)
    • Performed at the Utrecht University and The Hoge School in Utrecht (including the workshop and lectures)
    • Performed in the Rasa Theater in Utrecht (including the workshop and lectures)
    • Performed at an old people’s institute in The Hague

    In USA
    • Performed at the East West Centre in Honolulu, Hawaii, for a week (including the workshop and lectures)
    • Performed at the National History Museum in New York for 3 days (including the workshop and lectures)
    • Performed at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for 3 days (including the workshop and lectures)
    • Performed for the University students at Santa Cruz in Calfornia, for a week(including the workshop and lectures)
  • 2001

    The troupe won the second prize at the PAC in Yangon for the “Buridat” Buddha story.


    In Singapore

    Flying Circus Project Work-shops

  • 2002


    October In Japan
    • Fukuoka (Fukuoka City Museum)
    • Itami (Itami Ihponic Hall)
    • Gifu (Gifu-Shi Bunka Center)
    • Tokyo (Sphere Mex)
  • 2003


    March In Germany

    Dusseldorf (Institute Francais de Dusseldorf)


    June in France
    • Clergy (Clergy Saint Christope Theater)
    • Saint Florance (Oriental Festival)
    • Vilfranchsersone (Beaujolais Festival)
    • Charlevelle Mezeriese (World Wide Festival of Puppet Theater)
    • Paris (Masium des Cultures du Monde Theater)
  • 2004


    May In Finland

    Helsinki (Asia Festival)


    in France

    Nice (Musee Des Arts Asiatiques)

  • 2005


    In Morocco

    Rabat (Mawasine Festival)


    In France
    • Rein (Reins)
    • Li (Lille, La Rose Des Ventus Theatre)
    • Nice (Nice-Asian Arts Museum)

    In Switzerland
    • (Geneve)
    • (Lausanne)

    In Thaiwan

    Taipei (Taipei University)

  • 2006


    In France
    • Charlevelle Mezeriese (World Wide Festival of Puppet Theatres)
    • Paris (UNESCO Hall)
  • 2007


    In Japan

    Tokyo


    In Mexico

    Monteria (Universal Forum 2007 Moneterry)

  • 2008


    In France

    Paris (Musee du Quai Branly)

  • 2009


    In Cambodia

    Media Festival


    In Taiwan

    Asia Pascific Festival


    In USA
    • Sanfrancisco (Asian Art Museum)
    • Asia Festival 9 Days

    In Japan

    Tokyo


    In Thailand

    Bangkok (University)

  • 2010


    In Philippine

    Manila (Save The Children Project)


    In Thailand

    Bangkok


    In Japan

    Masuda


    In Japan

    Tokyo


    In Thailand

    Bangkok (University)

  • 2013


    In Japan

    Masuda


    In Indonisia

    Bali


    In India

    Newdali (Sasian Journey)

  • 2015


    In India

    Newdali (Sasian Journey)


    September

    To Singpore

  • 2016


    In Laos

    Vientiane performing Arts Festivals


    In Singapore

    NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts)


    In Malaysia

    University Putra Malaysia

  • 2017


    From March 29th to April 26th in USA

    to Honolulu, East-West Centre, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sanfrancisco


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