Bhaashaa to organise Kathayatra

Bhaashaa, a city-based organisation working for the preservation and enhancement of regional languages, is organising Kathayatra for the second time in the city at Balgandharva Rangamandir from December 7 to December 9.

The event will commence with the story of Gangavataran, a mythological tale, through a fusion of santoor and kathak performances. It will be followed by story reading session of master writers by theatre artist Chadrakant Kale. The second day will be marked by a story telling competition for grandparents, followed by a comic play for children.

On the first day of the event, kids can participate in Weave Your Own Story competition and a workshop in the afternoon. The evening will see a folktale which will be told with the help of Yakshagana, a traditional folk form of Karnataka by International story-teller Geeta Ramanujam and by well-known artist Radhakrishna Urala Kota. Actor, writer and theatre artiste, Girish Karnad will also converse with the audience.

On the second day, 'About Ram', a dramatic interpretation of Ramayana will be presented through puppetry animation and dance by the internationally-known famous puppeteer Anuroopa Roy. The Third day will begin by a giant-puppet show followed by a multilingual story workshop for children.

In the afternoon, film director Soumitra Ranade will give an audio-visual presentation on 'Story behind Cinema'. The evening would have a reading session by Madhyam group from the city which will be followed by 'Kargil Ki Kahaani' by Retd Col Lalit Roy.

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