Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


It is with deep sadness that I inform you that our dear friend and colleague Allelu Kurten passed on 21st May 2016, Allelu was at peace. She died comfortably surrounded by family.

We will never forget our UNIMAma. She will be in our hearts forever. 


As Cheryl Henson says “Allelu has gone to her beautiful white light, the white light that she brought into her life and to so many of ours. We have been blessed to know and to love her.”


May her soul rest in everlasting peace, our deepest condolence to her family, friends and all of us who knew her love and understanding and guidance.


Dadi D. Pudumjee, President UNIMA



Allelu Kurten