ABOUT THE KAHAANI FESTIVAL
Kahaani sunao!’ has a magical cadence in our memory – it is that wonderful hour when grandparents would finally retire for the day and lay bare to us a treasure trove of stories – our imagination would wander freely through a maze of tales of war and love, of demons and sorcerers, of distant countries and unheard of feats. Kahaani aims to be a throwback to those unhurried times when stories were told and looked forward to with impatience and excitement.
Taking off from the ancient oral tradition of storytelling which is how old civilizations have passed on myths, legends and values from generation to generation, Kahaani is a reinvention of the art form through the excitement of music, art, craftwork, theatre, dance and puppetry.
Children are empowered by their imagination and openness to new ideas, untainted by straightjacketed adult thoughts.
Building on the concept of learning beyond the classroom, Kahaani attempts to create -through workshops, performances and storytelling – Kahaani will create an atmosphere for children to think out of the box and experience a sense of creative freedom unshackled by routine.
Produced by Teamwork Arts, the Kahaani festival travels across India with stories and storytellers from all around the world. Beyond the conventional forms of storytelling, the festival also features artists with unique styles providing them with a platform to showcase their art.