Storytelling is an art; and storytellers, the sculptors of our psyche. The Udaipur Tales Festival is a celebration of both. The festival aspires to give Indian and International storytellers a platform to enlighten, engage, educate, and entertain the audience through the stories they tell.
Stories are told a million times, retold a billion times and have been the constant stream of consciousness that flowed through generations and helped shape our own personal narratives. Nesting this thought in our mind, Udaipur Tales brings you storytellers whose stories will echo within the walls of Udaipur forever.
This is about Udaipur Tales – An International Story Telling festival.
Udaipur Tales is a story telling festival, where professional story telling artist from around the world are invited to tell stories- Mythological, Historical, fictional, real-life and other diverse stories are performed.
Three days of stories with each ending in music, Udaipur Tales brings to you a unique experience never seen before in India.
Udaipur Tales begins on the 24
th and continues till the 26
th. The three-day international storytelling festival is a participatory project with many avenues for collaboration and association. Followed by a formal inauguration, the event is open to families with special invitation to children and the visually handicapped. Storytelling is an art and keeping this in mind, the platform calls for artists of the trade in gathering together to tell and listen.
Presented by ‘MA’- My Anchor Foundation in association with BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the festival will be ushered by eminent storytellers from both ethnic and international backgrounds. The program will involve a plethora of genres including humour, sentimental, abstract and dark (for the late hours). While there are many that would want to exercise their command over the power of personal narratives, brownie points are awarded for imagination and creativity. More than the story, the way its told makes it endearing. Whether written, performed, or enacted, every story has the power to be interpreted in a different way based on the way it delivered. Let’s meet some of the story tellers at the Udaipur Tales Festival 2017.
- Fauzia Dastango | The First Lady Dastango( story teller in Farsi/ Urdu)
- Venita Coelho | Stories for Children
- Gautam Mukherjee | Historical stories
- Seema Chakravarty | Stories for Children
- Varun Narayan | Stories with life size puppets
- Ajay Singh | Stories in the traditional genre
- Dr Bindeshwar Pathak | Real life stories
- Shantanu Guharoy | Detective stories
- Salil Mukhiya Koitsu | Indigenous stories from Darjeeling
- Subhash and Durga | Stories from Gaond
- Swayam Prakash | Children’s stories
- Russian Story tellers from Moscow
Foundation President Sushmita Shekhar threw light on the fact that stories for all age groups have been included in the fest. History of Mewar has been given priority in the festival.