An event to unravel charm of traditional ways of storytelling

India’s rare art forms as well as native tales will be showcased alongside those from across the globe

The sprawling lawns of Sunder Nursery will host Kathakar, an event that promises to unravel the charm of traditional ways of storytelling from across the globe. The heritage structures of the park will stand witness to the event, spread over 17 sessions, resounding with old-world cultures to revive storytelling as a standalone art form through dramatic performances.

India’s rare art forms as well as native tales will be showcased alongside those from Poland, Sweden, Romania, Mongolia, Lithuania, United Kingdom and Australia.

The event will begin with Manoj Bajpayee in conversation with musician Mohit Chauhan in a segment titled Kissey Kahani Aur Adakaari.

Highlights of Kathakar include artist Danish Hussain’s self-directed adaptation of ‘Qissebazi: A Multilingual Storytelling Orbit’; Kerala’s traditional Tholpavakoothu (shadow theatre) based on Tamil epic Kamba Ramayana; Buddhist chanting by Grammy awardee monks of Sherabling in Himachal Pradesh; Australia’s aborigine storyteller Uncle Larry Walsh’s recount of indigenous tales and Imtiaz Ali’s stories about his experiences as a filmmaker; and UK-based Emily Hennessey’s performance based on Indian folk tales of Kali and the Mahabharata.

The event will be held in the evenings from October 11-13 and is open to the general public.

Organisers said that they will conduct morning sessions in a couple of schools to enable children to listen to entertaining stories across a range of genres.

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