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The Kathalaya Story …

Our Quarterly Newsletter covering all the exciting events at Kathalaya, June - Sept 2019. We hope you enjoy reading it!

 

A STORY FOR YOU

THE LITTLE WATER DROP,  folk tale from South India

Pattu wore beautiful black earrings a gift from her mother for eighth birthday. Amma these black pearls are so beautiful. Do they come from the sea she asked and her mother said “Well let me tell you a story of this black pearl. Once not too long ago it rained heavily and all the water drops merged into the Indian ocean. One tiny drop felt ashamed to see that it was so small compared to the huge ocean and would soon dissolve in it. Just as it touched the waters the tiny water drop held itself and travelled down to the bottom of the ocean. An Oyster had his mouth open and quickly caught the little droplet and closed it within itself. The Oyster shaped that little water drop into a beautiful black pearl. That is the pearl that is now decorating your ears.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

 

EVENTS - PAST RECALL JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2019

3rd – 5th June, 3 days Teachers workshop at Mahatma Montessori School, Madurai

 

24th - 30th June, Kathotsava 2019 Storytelling festival in SSVM World School, Coimbatore and Bangalore - Special performances and workshop by International teller Usifu Jalloh and the Master Storyteller Geeta Ramanujam

 

 

6th July 2019 - Talk on Storytelling as a powerful tool in creative teaching and in brand building for 150 Members of RV Group of institutions as part their annual event

 

22nd July 2019 - Talk on 'Revival of the art of storytelling...why we need it' for the members of the  Rotary club of Bangalore

 

4th August - Guest speaker at  Early Childhood Conference 2019 organised by the Brain Feed conference in Ahmedabad

 

Launch of the Academy in Chennai

 

 

OUR WORKSHOP CORNER

  • 4th & 5th September - Literature workshop for college Students at Christ University organised by RAABTA team
  • Ongoing sessions at The Cambridge International School, Sarjapur Road - Stroytelling as a part of the Club activity

 

7th September - Workshop for Primary and high school Teachers at Trio World School, Bangalore

 

Warli workshop by Manjusha at our centre

 

 

KEY PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS

The Indian Music Experience - JP Nagar A monthly Storytelling SPECTACLE, Performance of Storytelling with shadows by Prahlad Acharya and chitra kathas by Geeta Ramanujam, Kathasangama @ our centre

 

EVENTS BREWING FROM SEPTEMBER –DECEMBER

THE 3 DAY BEGINNERS CERTIFIED STORYTELLING COURSES

 28th - 30th   September             Delhi

1st - 3rd       November                 Mumbai

20th - 22nd   December               Pune

 

5 days Intensive Residential Beginners & Diploma course at Fireflies Ashram, Off Kanakapura road, 16th – 19th November 2019

WATCH OUT FOR OUR SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

19th & 20th October - A special voice over workshop by Mr. Anmol Vellani

November - Ken Shapely from Scotland who will offer to teach Celtic, Cherokee and the Aboriginal dances accompanied by Stories on his Didgiridoo with painting and magic for adults and children in Bangalore and Pune.