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THEATRE : Octave Foundation presents "Wari Jalsa" Storytelling in Hindustani at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg, Mandi House > 7:30pm on 30th June 2017

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Duration : 1 hour 30 mins. 

Entry : by tickets priced at Rs. 500, Rs. 300, Available at :

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Offline : At the venue if not sold out 
Note : For 10 years old and above. 

Venue : The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001
Landmark : Next to Kamani Auditorium
Venue Info : Events | About | Nearest Metro Station - 'Mandi House (Blue Line and Violet Line) Exit Gate - 4'

Event Description : 
THEATRE : Octave Foundation presents "Wari Jalsa" Storytelling in Hindustani. 

Curated by : Nicky Chandam

Wari Jalsa is meant to celebrate and mark a year of the existence of the storytelling series titled Wari by Octave Foundation. It is a celebration of an initiative which aims to provide a platform to the lost art form of live narration of folk stories translated into Hindustani from across India and the world, as a tool to promote cultural insights and unity amongst diverse communities.

At Wari Jalsa we bring on stage, folk stories from Southern India states, Bihar, Rajasthan, Russia, Manipur along with live folk songs presented in different formats by six artists.

Wari is the curated storytelling creative arm of Octave which is reintroducing the art of storytelling for adults and for children. A one of its kind curated show of fascinating stories translated and adapted from different time zones and cultures performed by various artists.  The word Wari means story in Manipuri language.

Octave Foundation’s Wari started its journey in June 2016 and since then has reached over 12,000 people spanning across schools, literature festivals, and curated shows. We have put up 14 Wari performances at different spaces in New Delhi, Kumaon, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Gurgaon in this span of one year. This celebratory edition has the following six stories:

I.            Kuchh Nahin Badla Hai
Interweaving three small tales, one from mythology, one from south of India and one from a historical text, we showcase how inspite of the all pervading talk about development and evolution, nothing has really changed from the beginning of the world till date for us humans.
The story from South of India is adapted from the book Bharat Ki Lok Kathaiyen translated by Kailash Kabir (translation of Folk tales collected by A.K. Ramanujan).
Language: Hindi| Category: Folk tale/ Mythological Duration: 15 mins
Written, adapted and performed by: Nitin Sukhija 

II.  Laal Paan Ki Begum
Set in Bihar, it is an amusing tale by Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’ about a couple going to watch Nach at a village fair and the complications that arise because of an inevitable delay.
Language: Hindi/Bhojpuri | Category: Short story Duration: 15 mins
Performed by: Abhinav Sabyasachi

III. Gunaahgaar Kaun
Based on a folk tale in Kannada, the story is a political satire with universal appeal
Language - Hindi | Category: Folk tale Duration– 20 mins 
Adapted and Performed by: Valentina Trivedi

IV. Nayika – A Nritya Narrative
A woman's journey, her story narrated as poetry in motion. An amalgamation of words and emotions expressed through dramatised movement and music. 
Based on a Rajasthani folk story adapted by Valentina Trivedi
Duration: 10mins
Performed by: Preeti Agarwal Mehta with live singing by Niti Pandey.

V. Chaar Paheliyaan
A tale about justice and defying power, this is an adaptation from a story titled Saat Baras Ki Bitiya from Roosi Lok Kathayein, a Russian folk tale book. 
| Language: Hindustani | Duration: 15 mins
Adapted for the stage by: Anuja Jaiman and Saif Ali
Directed by: Saif Ali

VI. Tapta
A story about how the fear of the unknown came into the world.
Adapted from a Manipuri folk tale by Nicky Chandam.

Duration: 15 mins | Narrated by: Ashish Paliwal

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THEATRE : Octave Foundation presents "Wari Jalsa" Storytelling in Hindustani at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg, Mandi House > 7:30pm on 30th June 2017 THEATRE : Octave Foundation presents "Wari Jalsa" Storytelling in Hindustani at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Copernicus Marg, Mandi House > 7:30pm on 30th June 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 19:35 Rating: 5

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