Engage in a range of activities at the Festival!

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Storytelling

The universal and timeless art of storytelling is a nurturing social activity that remains relevant in our hectic times. Kahaani brings back the leisurely hours spent listening to your grandparents narrating tales from worlds real and imagined. Come by and listen to the stories that fire imaginations, transform, entertain, enrich and connect!

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Music

The soul of the festival. Unforgettable music from best of folk traditions and classical, from India and the world, which will enrich the experience of the story, weave within itself themes to resonate in the children’s minds.

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Dance

Dance is at the very heart of the Kahaani experience. Using the swaying of the body to the rhythm of music is one of most effective ways to tell a story and engaging with audiences. Kahaani has used Indian folk and classical dance forms, to tell tales from Indian mythology and folklore – essential ingredients to heighten a child’s cultural consciousness.

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Theatre

What is a story without actors, sets and props? Performances from all over the world, bringing alive stories through theatre would make audiences feel close to the story and expose children to the art of roleplay.

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Puppetry

True to its commitment to bring alive ancient art forms to enrich and reinforce a story, Kahaani introduces children to the art of puppetry with performances by renowned puppeteers such as Ishara Puppet theatre trust, Aakar Puppet Theatre and Varun Narain among others.

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Art Hub

Come to the Art Hub where books mingle with crafts. Indulge in your passion for stories and engage freely in art and craft activities such as doodling and origami during the festival. Enjoy a curated bookstore in association with leading publishers and authors and a specially designed retail experience of exclusive festival products for you to take something home.

Interactive Workshops

The Kahaani workshops are exciting and pulsating with interactive energy. They aid the process of absorbing stories and knowledge – as children work with their hands, limbs and bodies, their sense experiences are heightened and the memories they make stay in their minds.

A host of innovative workshops awaits them: