STORYTELLING FEST : Eighth edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ > 5pm-9pm on 16th, 17th & 18th November 2018 - Delhi Events
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STORYTELLING FEST : Eighth edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ > 5pm-9pm on 16th, 17th & 18th November 2018

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Venue : Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 11, Mansingh Road
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Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : Central Lawns, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110001

Venue Info : About | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Central Sectt.' (Yellow Line and Violet Line)
Landmark : Entry Gate of IGNCA from Mansingh Road is opposite Raksha Bhavan

Event Description : 
THEATRE FEST : Eighth edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’

The three-day event, organised by Nivesh and HHACH in partnership with UNESCO, will witness immersive storytelling sessions focusing on India’s rare art forms as well as native tales from Africa, the UK, Greece, Poland, Russia and Iran. One of the highlights of the festival will include well-known spiritual figure Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, turn into a storyteller during a session with musician Mohit Chauhan. Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and musician Mohit Chauhan will come together to relive memories over kisse's of Rockstar and kahani's from childhood. Noted theatre artist Danish Hussain will present an adaptation of ‘Qissa Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab Ka’, originally written by Pakistani poet Ibn-e-Insha. Festival co-director Shaguna Gahilote will dramatise the story of Mahatma Gandhi, through a session on ‘Bapu Ki Kahani’, to mark 150 years of the Indian independence leader’s birth anniversary.

Schedule : 

Friday, 16th November 2018
5:30 pm –Phad performance by Kalyan Joshi (India)
6:15 pm – Polish legends by Michal Malinowski (Poland)
6:30 pm – Tales from England by Xanthe Gresham (UK)
6:45 pm – The King and the Corpse (Vikram & Betal) by Godfrey Duncan, TUUP (UK)
7:00 pm – Inauguration by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
7:15 pm – Kisse, Kahani with the Mystic: Sadhguru in conversation with Mohit Chauhan
8:30 pm – Qissa Urdu ki Aakhri Daastan ka by Danish Hussain (India)

Saturday, 17th November 2018
5:00 pm –Indian Folktales by Navin Pangti (India)
5:30 pm – Tales from the Rain Forest by Gofrey Duncan, TUUP (UK)
6:00 pm –Bapu ki kahani by Shaguna Gahilote (India) 
7:00pm –Powada, tales of Shivaji by Samrat Shri Adinath Vibhute (India)
7:30 pm –Sohrab and Rustom tales from Iran by Xanthe Gresham (UK)
8:00 pm –Reimagining storytelling – panel discussion with storytellers moderated by Rachna Bisht
8:30 pm – Kisse, Kahani aur Rockstars: Imtiaz Ali and Mohit Chauhan in conversation with Prarthana  Gahilote

Sunday, 18th November 2018
5:30 pm – Greek Myths by Xanthe Gresham (UK)
6:00 pm –Dolls Theatre by Sudip Gupta (India)
6:30 pm – Witches and Demons by Michal Malinowski (Poland)
7:00 pm –Pandvani by Ritu Verma (India)
7:30 pm – Ghost stories by Godfrey Duncan, TUUP (UK)
8:00 pm – Kisse, Kahani aur Adakari: In conversation with Pankaj Tripathi

About Kathakar : 'Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival' is an initiative by Shaguna, Prarthana Gahilote and Rachna who are pioneers in reviving multiple forms of storytelling for children and adults alike. Launched in 2010 by NGO Nivesh and the Himalayan Hub for Art, Culture and Heritage (HHACH), the festival has since acquired the reputation of being an important platform to promote, preserve and celebrate the ancient art of storytelling. It is part of the travelling literature festival ‘Ghummakkad Narain’, which is inspired from the life of India’s first Braille editor Thakur Vishva Narain Singh.

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STORYTELLING FEST : Eighth edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ > 5pm-9pm on 16th, 17th & 18th November 2018 STORYTELLING FEST : Eighth edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ > 5pm-9pm on 16th, 17th & 18th November 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Sunday, November 18, 2018 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. On inaugral day 16 Nov 18, events especially session by Sadguru was exceptional. But the venue and the stage management was very poor. For large audience, the view was not clear since the stage was blocked by camera persons and the screen placed were blibloc by trees. The venue needs to be reviewed. Further seating can be improved by some foam seats, as used to be done earlier.k

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