Museum Theatre Company celebrates World Storytelling Day with Kabuliwalas Kamal Pruthi & Prachi Kalra at Oxford Bookstore, N81, Connaught Place > 6pm on 20th March 2015

Time : 6:00 pm Add to Calendar 20-03-2015 18:00:00 20-03-2015 20:00:00 68 Museum Theatre Company celebrates World Storytelling Day with Kabuliwalas Kamal Pruthi & Prachi Kalra Event Page : Oxford Bookstore, N81, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

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Event Description : World Storytelling Day. World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts. The significance in the event lies in the fact that it is the first global celebration of storytelling of its kind, and has been important in forging links between storytellers often working far apart from each other. It has also been significant in drawing public and media attention to storytelling as an art form. Event History World Storytelling Day has its roots in a national day for storytelling in Sweden, circa 1991-2. At that time, an event was organized for March 20 in Sweden called "Alla berättares dag" (All storytellers day). The Swedish national storytelling network passed out some time after, but the day stayed alive, celebrated around the country by different enthusiasts. In 1997, storytellers in Perth, Western Australia coordinated a five-week-long Celebration of Story, commemorating March 20 as the International Day of Oral Narrators. At the same time, in Mexico and other Latin American countries, March 20 was already celebrated as the National Day of Storytellers. When the Scandinavian storytelling web-network, Ratatosk, started around 2001, Scandinavian storytellers started talking, and in 2002, the event spread from Sweden to Norway, Denmark, Finland and Estonia. In 2003, the idea spread to Canada and other countries, and the event has become known internationally as World Storytelling Day. Starting around 2004, France participated with the event Jour Mondial du Conte. World Storytelling Day 2005 had a grande finale on Sunday March 20. There were events from 25 countries on 5 continents, and 2006 saw the program grow further. 2007 was the first time a storytelling concert was held in Newfoundland, Canada. In 2008 The Netherlands took part in World Storytelling Day with a big event called 'Vertellers in de Aanval' on March the 20th; three thousand kids were surprised by the sudden appearance of storytellers in their classrooms. In 2009, there were World Storytelling Day events in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australia. Storytelling themes every year Each year, many of the individual storytelling events that take place around the globe are linked by a common theme. Each year, the theme is identified by and agreed upon by storytellers from around the world using the WSD listserve · 2004 - Birds · 2005 - Bridges · 2006 - The Moon · 2007 - The Wanderer · 2008 - Dreams · 2009 - Neighbours · 2010 - Light and Shadow · 2011 - Water · 2012 - Trees · 2013 - Fortune and Fate · 2014 - Monsters and Dragons · 2015 - Wishes Kabuliwala stories for kids and adults The young and energetic Kabuliwala with his big turban is there for the kids through out the year to empty his jhola full of tales, which he has been gathering during his Indian journeys. Kabuliwala shows the kids what all treasures is he hiding for them in his jhola. Tagore's Kabuliwala has been adapted theatrically and in form of a film but this one is not Tagore's story but the character Kabuliwala has been brought alive with a lot of stories to meet the needs of the story hungry kids and adults. Let your kids explore the world of stories, the smaller and the bigger ones. He'll fill the appetite of the kids of listening to the stories. Do come along with your kids and explore the world of folktales with the master storyteller Kamal Pruthi, the Kabuliwala, who comes with a jhola full of folk tales. Why Stories? And for whom? Do you feel that your kids are getting alienated from their mother tongues and need to be brought closer to their roots? • Do you feel the need to tell them the stories to acquaint the kids about the rich culture of our country, heritage, villages and the value system? • Do you feel the need that your kids should be a bit patient and have better listening skills? • Do you feel that at times you fail to channelize the high energies of your kids? • Do you feel the need that somebody in the family knew those wonderful forgotten stories of dada-dadi, nana-nani and could tell them to your kids? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then do come along with your kids and explore the world of folktales with kamal pruthi, the kabuliwala, the master storyteller who comes with a jhola full of folk tales. Young and renowned theatre director is popular for his unique styles of storytelling for kids and adults and out of the box use of spaces. About the Kabuliwala : Kamal Pruthi- A Short Biography Kamal Pruthi is a recipient of ATSA (Art Think South Asia-2014) fellowship in the field of Arts management and Goethe’s Scholarship for young theatre practitioners of the world-2006. Active in the Theatre industry since 1999, Kamal is active as the artistic director of a young theatre company “Museum Theatre” since 2012. The theatre company is named after a unique storytelling format created by him, which breaks the convention of proscenium and street formats of theatre. Along with his experimental use of performance spaces, his specialization lies in Children Theatre & Storytelling for children & adults and most of his directed plays are in storytelling theatre format. As a storyteller, kamal has rendered professional performances in 6 languages that are Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, English, German and Kannada. A polyglot, kamal is perhaps the only storyteller in India who performs in German. As a literary translator, Pruthi has translated several literary texts mainly children's literature from and into German, Hindi and English and runs and moderates a literary forum “Garma Garam Chai“ for the promotion of translators, authors and playwrights. As a storyteller, Kamal’s reinvention of the character Kabuliwala and his jhola (bag full) of folktales has been greatly loved by the kids and the parents and is successfully reaching masses. For audience building in the arts sector, Kamal founded a PR and arts consultancy PR.for.ART which works towards the propaganda of arts and creates tangible publicity mechanisms for taking the arts closure to the audiences. Prachi Kalra teaches courses at Delhi University on how to teach language. She has been interested in storytelling ever since she first heard stories on poo and other less-discussed subjects from her grandmother. Prachi is doing a Ph.D on how children understand the world around them through stories.

About Museum Theatre Company : Museum Theatre form is an absolutely new, fresh and unconventional form of Storytelling. Here the audience, instead of being stationary or so to say comfortably seated at one place, rather moves within the expanse of a defined space, very much like in an actual museum and all through the length of the show the audiences locate themselves as an integral part of the performance. Museum theatre form is created by Kamal Pruthi and Deepak Srinivasan.

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Museum Theatre Company celebrates World Storytelling Day with Kabuliwalas Kamal Pruthi & Prachi Kalra at Oxford Bookstore, N81, Connaught Place > 6pm on 20th March 2015 Museum Theatre Company celebrates World Storytelling Day with Kabuliwalas Kamal Pruthi & Prachi Kalra at Oxford Bookstore, N81, Connaught Place > 6pm on 20th March 2015 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, March 20, 2015 Rating: 5

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