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STORYTELLING

 Katha Cheppava Ammamma

Goshta Warlichi

Spin a Tale 

Myths with a twist and other stories from Goa

 Heart Talks by Dabaki

Crux

 Anaganaganaga: Storytelling for Kids

Quick Takes

Science Stories for All

Storytelling by Tale Tellers Troupe India

 Anekdotes

Once upon a time, there was a folktale

Kathaparichill - Kerala on the wings of words........A storytelling journey

Katha Cheppava Ammamma
Chamundeswari

24h January 2020
11:10 – 11:40

In this session, Chamundeswari will talk about her podcast “Katha Cheppava Ammamma” (Eshwari Stories for kids in Telugu). She will talk about how all the episodes of the podcast are progressive in approach and explain issues like environment in the current context. She will also talk about how using the podcast as a medium, she has reached audiences in different regions of the world.

Goshta Warlichi
Rachna Chowla

24th January 2020
11:50  – 12:10 

The Warli tribe follow an oral tradition in which knowledge is passed down the generations through songs and tales. Their distinctive narrative paintings form an intrinsic part of this storytelling, depicting scenes that tell us about their beliefs and legends, the rhythm of daily life, the cycle of the seasons, their joys and sorrows. It is a language beyond words, communicating visually, making it an accessible tool for telling stories that can cross communities. Their stories are peppered with references to nature and animals in particular.

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Spin a Tale 
Jerry Pinto

24th January 2020
12:20 – 12:40  

From murder mysteries to biographies of film stars to deeply moving stories on mental health, Jerry Pinto has written them all. But how can one forget his engaging stories for children and young adults! Be it Hey, That’s an A or Tickle Me, Don’t Tickle Me, Jerry Pinto’s children’s books transport the young and old alike into a fun-filled world of stories. Come, listen to the master storyteller narrate one of his trademark stories in his inimitable style. He is ready, always. Are you?

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Myths with a twist and other stories from Goa
Heta Pandit

24th January 2020
14.00 – 14.20 

This session will bring six stories that illustrate how, in Goa, well known legends and myths have a uniquely Goan version, a twist. The stories, originally sung in a mix of Konkani and Marathi, will be presented in English translation. In the session, each story will be read, their cultural context drawn up and placed in the Goan landscape. “Bhujang, the King Cobra” is about compassion towards one’s enemy. How the “Ocean of Milk” got its Name is the story of how Dudhsagar waterfalls gets its name. “The Gods Come to Stay” is the story of Lord Shiva and his consort making a new home in Goa. Goddess Gauri’s song is a lesson in feminism. “A Song for the Sunday Festival” tells us how Lord Yama thinks that however devoted to her husband, a wife can never understand his soul.

Heart Talks by Dabaki
Akhil Reddy Kommidi, Zeeshan Hussain, Nupur Saraswat, Soumya Venkatesan, Sravanthi Talluri, Vaishnavi Sai, Vivek Reddy

24h January 2020
14:30  – 15:10 

Heart Talks is a unique experience dedicated to immersive storytelling. It originated from the inspiration to share life altering experiences with the world. Following immersive workshops and sessions on creativity, self-analysis, and music, young, emerging multidisciplinary artists come together on one stage to share their life lessons through captivating storytelling performances. The objective is to make the participants go through a cathartic experience through this whole process and the audience would relate to the same. Join us as we take you on a journey of stories presented in formats ranging
from poetry, rap, spoken word, and theatre.

Crux
Koeli Mukherjee Ghose

25th January 2020
11.00 -11.40 

An artistic performance that evolved as part of her own creative practice. Crux nestles the very concern of commitment to chores and showcases the physical and emotional struggle of the inspiring protagonist. Live crooning and a narrative, juxtaposed with contradicting activity of being part of one’s own knitting, sets the high note of energy and it’s sublimation to arrive at the Crux of one’s context.

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Anaganaganaga: Storytelling for Kids by Bhoomika
Udayabhanu Garikipati, Vidyasagar, Hareeth Chiluveru, Priyanka Puntambekar, Raavan

25th January 2020
11.50 – 12.30

Udayabhanu Garikipati, the curator of these stories has been actively working towards TYA (Theatre for Young Audience). To spread TYA, Bhoomika has been organizing the event, “Anaganaganaga: storytelling for kids” where stories from different parts of the world are performed for kids taking them on a magical ride of wonderful adventures.

Bhoomika theatre group has been actively working with children for the past decade and Udayabhanu Garikipati is one of the key members of the International organization, ASSITEJ, India – International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People working specifically for TYA (Theatre for Young Audience).

Quick Takes
Patruni Chidananda Sastry, Alick Bailey, Zakariya Zaki, Zeeshan Hussain, Mrinal Kumar, Vaidehi Subhash

25th January 2020
14.00 – 15.00 

 Quick Takes is a stage for young storytellers to speak out in vibrant voices to move you, make your heart sink and brim with joy at the same time. At Quick Takes, there is a confluence of personalities, people, and passions. 

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Science Stories for All
Rohini Chintha

25th January 2020
15.10 – 15.50 

Stories are a great way of holding a child’s attention, awakening curiosity, connecting with each other and initiating an intellectual dialogue. And what better medium to teach science than stories!

The session uses storytelling as a means of effectively teaching science to children and non-science audiences of all ages. Simple science stories that cover important and topical concepts like ‘Climate change’ and ‘Evolution’ will be narrated in this session.The session would be a combination of science and fun. A learning experience delivered in a fun way.

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Storytelling
Tale Tellers Troupe India

26th January 2020
11.00 – 13.00 

Tale Tellers Troupe India is a group working towards empowering people to overcome stage fear, and a world without stage fear. Selected stories from the events conducted by TTTI over the last three years will be presented and each storyteller gets up to 7 minutes. As with all TTTI events language is not a barrier.

Anekdotes
Neha Khaitan

26th January 2020
14.00 – 14.40 

 Being a Bharatanatyam dancer, I included elements of classical dance like abhinaya or expressions, mudras or hand gestures and body language, into my storytelling sessions at schools and NGOs. Under the constant encouragement and guidance of my Guru, Late Smt. Hemamalini Arni, this gradually blossomed into the storytelling initiative ‘Anekdotes—many stories’. I created a YouTube Channel where I post new stories every other Saturday.

‘Anekdotes’ metamorphosed from a simple dance-based storytelling session into a narrative of stories with dance sequences set to classical music. Performances of this kind could be the best way to introduce to the younger generation the rich tradition of classical dramatic storytelling, which in turn could lead to its revival.

I will be accompanied by accomplished musicians Sri Sai Kolanka, and Dr Srikanth a senior Mridangam Artist. Sri Sai composes various music and jathi or rhythmic patterns and the dance snippets will be choreographed on these patterns.

Once upon a time, there was a folktale
Indira Mukherjee

26th January 2020
14.50 – 15.20 

Indira Mukherjee would take you to the land of folktales…. There are as many folktales as there are people in our land. Each tale tells you about the folk of the region, about the flora and fauna, about different species of the locale, and about the wisdom that takes us closer to nature, to ourselves. Let’s explore the variety of folktales and not let the folktales become extinct. Let’s listen to the wisdom of the folk that had been passed on over thousands of years.

Kathaparichill – Kerala on the wings of words……..A storytelling journey
Deepa Kiran

26th January 2020
15:30 – 16:10

From the story of the ‘pepper corn that ran away’ to the popular ‘Aithirimala’, Kerala is a treasure trove of tales, tall and short, that are sure to charm you. Storyteller Deepa Kiran brings an evening of stories brewed with a little of this and that: adventure, non-sense, humour, and horror from the Malayalam language. The stories will be narrated in English, with little ditties from Malayalam woven in. A special journey through the land of Kerala and its unique rich cultural heritage. A journey not on an airplane or in a train, boat or bus, tractor or bullock cart…. but on the wings of words. Young and old will take this ticket-less travel together through space and time. The most eco-friendly, fuel-free soujourn, indeed! Come, let us take the bridge across borders though stories, love, and laughter.