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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15 Nov 2011
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location
Open Space


The Storytellers!

Facilitated by Craig Jenkins (Vayu Naidu Company)

How do we tell a story? What stories do we tell? And to whom? Craig Jenkins led a group of about 14 participants through a four day storytelling experience.

The workshop involved looking at the characters from the Ramayana — particularly the ‘negative’ ones – in a new light. What were Ravana’s thoughts as he watched Sita alone in his fortress…what went through the demon’s mind as he transformed into the golden deer…how did Laxmana feel about always being the ‘supporting actor’…and did Surpankkha ever forgive her mutilation? These were some of the questions that participants tried to resolve by evolving personal narratives and learning to use voice and body to communicate. The workshop ended with a small performance at the lovely little outdoor stage at CGC off Prabhat Road.

Master storyteller Craig Jenkins (international ambassador of Vayu Naidu Company, UK) explored the theme ‘Other Voices: Exploring the Rakshas in the Ramayana Epic’. Craig was assisted by Thilagavathi Palani a professional Kattaikkuttu dancer and actress of the Kattaikkuttu Young Professionals Company,