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Ludhiana, December 06, 2014 (Online News India): Teamwork Arts presented Kahaani Festival at Delhi Public School, Village Jhammat in Ludhiana.

Cat Weatherill telling story Cat’s tales during Kahaani Festival by Teamwork Arts at Delhi Public School in Ludhiana
Cat Weatherill telling story Cat’s tales during Kahaani Festival by Teamwork Arts at Delhi Public School in Ludhiana

Highlights from Day 2 of the festival were Hocus Pocus The Magic Show by Rahul Kharbanda which was for all ages at Entertainment Amphi theatre. Workshops included Origami Workshop by Nalini Das, Quill Art Workshop Greeting Cards, Nagada Fun Workshop on the Indian Kettle Drums by Nathoo Lal Solanki. Children danced to Bollywood tunes with Gilles Chuyen who has been trained in France in folk, modern jazz, ballet and contemporary. Art Corner showcased Fun with Cartoons by famous illustrator and cartoonist Ajit Narayan. Puppet Making with paper and sock by puppeteer Umesh Kumar. The following stories were enacted and narrated at story Hall, Shekh Chilli ke Karname, Money Honey and Jungle Callingby Jaishree Sethi, Brave Trains and Scared Pahalwans by Big Mo. The festival ended up with Swaagat a Traditional Rajasthani Puppets by Aakaar Theatre, Story Cat’s tales by Cat Weatherill, one of Europe’s leading performance storytellers at Story Hall.

Delhi Public School made special arrangements to invite children’s from various NGO’s and Government schools by picking them in their own school busses and getting them to the venue.

Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director Teamwork Arts adds, “Kahaani Festival enchant and empower audiences of all ages as it explores a multitude of traditional and contemporary narratives from India and around the world. It has given us great pleasure to bring the festival to Ludhiana after having successful editions in New Delhi and Jaipur.”

Audiences got the opportunity to create and share their stories and explore the various tools of story-telling; narration, writing, animation and traditional forms of illustration. Personal stories explored and shared through festival workshops of Nagada (India kettle drums and Dance, Quilling and Origami, Cartooning and Puppet Making and a variety of craft workshops.

Kahaani festival is a path breaking initiative by Teamwork Arts, producers of The Jaipur Literature Festival, to revive the dying art of Story Telling. It provides a platform for children to give voice to their imagination and hopefully evolve to become the future story – tellers. The recent edition of the festival was held in Jaipur on 10th and 11th November’14 at Step by Step School (Chitrakoot) after previous successful editions in New Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Jaipur.

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