Applause Storytelling festival is an initiative by Applause Vadodara, with it's philosophy of age-no-bar, gender-no-bar, language-no-bar, offering a unique experience for people of all ages.
This will be a 3 city Storytelling Festival with Vikram Sridhar, in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.
There will be workshops, storytelling circles, and storytelling evenings.
Here's something for everyone!
Folktales for Adults - Scrapyard - 18th June
Once upon a time, who doesnt love these magical words and the world of stories. Why should stories be just for children? Relive the world of stories through Folktales from Kashmir to Kerala, Jodhpur to Itanagar. Travel the country and even the world through these carefully selected folktales for adults shared by Vikram Sridhar. Stories of Rajas and Ranis, cobras and tigers, trees and humans. Sit back, rejoice and enter into the world of just Oral stories.
Story Circle - Applause Studio - 20th June
We all have our stories, we all have in us to share it and experience the joy of sharing. Stories are powerful. Storytelling can transform one as much as it can transform the world around oneself. We get to share and listen to each others stories , opening up conversations and discussions. In the process, we create a sense of community that bond over stories. The stories can entertain, inspire and sometimes even influence people to a different way of thinking, living and/ or being. Similar to an open mic, based on the number of participants, each one gets upto 10 minutes to share their stories. If you dont want to share, just come, listen and enjoy the experience of stories.
Zen Storied from India - Retrofit HealthCare -22nd June
Mystics have always been a part of the Indian history and have left with us innumerous stories that connect us with ourselves. Be it Rumi, Kabir, Osho, Amir Khusro, Meera Bai, Purandharadasa. Stories are the thing through which they have connected with common people from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan to the North East. Some have traveled far and wide, some lost, and many being still told across the globe. The evening will explore such stories which connects our spiritual and philosophical self in terms of life, relationships, people, etc.
Midnight Diaries - Apsara's Terrace - 23rd June
As the sunsets and the moon rises high, you shall gather to experience the beauty and power of Oral Stories shared as the clock ticks itself to midnight. Going back to an unplugged times, when stories were the shortest distance 2 humans, they shall share stories from folklore, mythology, history, Indian writings over the one hour. Sit back, gaze at the moon, and dive deep into the ocean of just stories.