THEATRE “Wari Chapter Four Stories from the pages of life” by Octave Foundation > 7pm-9pm on 12th May 2018

Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP)
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Time : 7:00 ppm - 9:00 pm Add to Calendar 12/05/2018 19:00 12/05/2018 21:00 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE “Wari Chapter Four Stories from the pages of life” by Octave Foundation Event Page : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : by Donor Pass INR 300

Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001

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Event Description : THEATRE “Wari Chapter Four Stories from the pages of life” by Octave Foundation

As part of 'Literature and Thinking' Series. 

About the program: Octave Foundation’s Wari - a storytelling series - started its journey in June 2016. The word Wari means ‘story’ in Manipuri. Wari is an initiative about celebrating ethnic diversity and showcasing the weft and warp of our social fabric through folktales, our carefully curated and written stories connect, entertain and make you ponder. Our forte is to provide a platform to the lost art form of live narration of folk stories as a tool to promote
cultural insights and unity amongst diverse communities. Translated into Hindustani, these folk tales are from different parts of the country and the world. This is the only group initiative in India which target adults audience with folk stories. Wari has been showcased more than 30 times at different spaces across India. At Wari Chapter Four we bring on stage, four folk stories from India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh) and Spain. These stories are presented in different formats by various artists.

The stories and storytellers:
1. Neelkanth: This popular folk tale set in the picturesque land of Kerala talks of the love and warmth between an elephant and his mahout. Their experiences together bring forth the value of faith, hope and unconditional love.
Language: Hindustani, Malayalam 
Duration: 20 mins. 
Adapted and performed by Madhavi Menon Madhavi Menon is an aesthetically oriented individual in the pursuit of ever juxtaposing India’s rich cultural traditions onto our daily lives. An avid storyteller, dancer and singer, she is striving to create an environment where freedom of expression, creativity and compassion are paramount. Writing, choreography, costume design and architecture fascinate her .She envisages a world free of cruelty
towards animals.
2. Babban Hajjam - Kuch Nahin Badla Hai Series: When an age old children’s story is narrated with today’s socio-political situation in mind , we do realise how the governments always keep people in fear and how one day the tide turns. This story is found in multiple regions of India and is a popular story full of humour. 
Language: Hindi| Duration: 15 mins Adapted and performed by: Nitin Sukhija
Nitin Sukhija has dabbled in all forms of Media. He comes with a long association with television and films. 
Stage remains his first love, though. A little vagabondish in nature, he is currently based out of Delhi. Nitin loves to travel and explore people and cultures. And yes, he loves to tell a story too.
3. Sadho: This folk tale from Spain takes us through a journey about devotion and traditions. Translated from a Spainish folk tale by the name of “The Hermit and the Fig Tree” from the book Patrañas or Spanish Stories, Legendary and Traditional, authored by R. H. Busk
Translated by Himanshu Singh. Creative inputs by the Valentina Trivedi. Language: Hindustani, Spanish | Duration: 20 mins. Performed by Valentina Trivedi
Valentina Trivedi. A lifelong passion for reading and telling stories motivated Valentina Trivedi to use storytelling in numerous ways: as a scriptwriter for tv shows and films, director of documentaries and a senior copy writer in advertising, and more recently as a Dastango, (performance artist of the recently revived ancient art form of Urdu storytelling, Dastangoi). She enjoys writing in both Hindi and English and holds workshops to facilitate learning through stories.
4. Bhaagya se Takkar: In this folk tale from Tamil Nadu, divine will comes face to face with a man's sharp intellect and is defeated. In a humourous vein, the narrative progresses with a nod towards some societal norms.
Language: Hindi | Duration: 25 mins Adapted by Valentina Trivedi Performed by: Valentina Trivedi and Nitin Sukhija

About the director: Nicky Chandam is an emerging writer, poet, curator, producer and a passionate story-seeker.
She is an avid chronicler of arts through her photographs and words. Originally from Manipur, she is a now a Dehalvi (resident of Delhi) after living in the city for more than a decade. She is the Founder and Director of Octave Foundation. This is her fifth venture of working with Spanish stories. 

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