(via an email sent by Rangashankara)
The Goethe-Institut and Ranga Shankara’s AHA! celebrate World Theatre for Children Day with an exciting event for the young and young at heart. Experienced and talented storytellers draw upon a sackful of best-loved German and Indian stories for children, transporting the audience to hidden places, through adventure, mystery and magic, filling the air with excitement! Look forward to a mesmerising experience!
Stories by the following performers:
Padmavati Rao (English) or Pinty Akka as the kids fondly refer to her is a storyteller, theatre practitioner and educationist and has worked extensively in Theatre for Children. She has written/directed various plays for children like First Leaf, Robinson and Crusoe and Devil’s Tree to name a few.
S. Surendranath (Kannada) has worked extensively on Indian mime. He is also trained in the GRIPS Theatre module of Germany, a movement that fosters theatre for children. He is one of the founding members of Sanket Trust and the Sanket group which has plays like Naa Tukaram Alla, Neenaanaadrenaaneenena? in its repertory.
Arati Punwani-Sunawala (English) founded the Tarantismo Creative Dance Company. She has been dancing professionally for the last 10 years. Arati has also acted in several plays and has chreographed musicals in the city.
Sundar (Kannada) is a well known Kannada actor and has been seen in Kannada plays like Heegadre Hege and Ratnan Prapancha.