“There is a huge market out there for storytelling for children. We always wanted to explore a gamut of forms through which a story can be told to children and that is what the Kahaani festival is all about. We do not want to restrict ourselves in any one format,” says Sanjoy Roy, founder, Teamwork Films, which hosts Kahaani. “The idea is also to explore our oral storytelling traditions and bring stories from different parts of India and the world alive.” Targeting children in the age group of 8-16, stories will be told through puppetry, poetry, music and oral traditions. Among the sessions at the festival, watch out for performances by the Saltbush Children’s Theatre. This is an interactive journey for children through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories.
Learn also how to play the nagada with Nathoo Lal Solanki; understand pop-up books and how to construct them with Sachin George Sebastian in the workshop Kirigami & Pop Up Art; learn how to make a comic strip with Subhadra Sen Gupta with Atanu Roy; and enjoy performances by the Ishara Puppet Theatre.
On 17-18 November, Pathways School, Sector 100, Noida. For details, visit http://kahaanifestival.com.