Monday, March 5, 2018

Sign language storytelling for Pune audiences


PUNE: Ever thought the concept of storytelling depicting its own tale? The evening of Pune on February 25 saw team of Sutradhar put up a dance based drama show ‘I story, Mi gosht, Mai Kahani’ through Kathak.

The emotions behind putting up a story together from the scratch and its importance in today’s life, was beautifully depicted by the team by their act. The show started off with artists Toshal Gandhi, Natasha Poonawalla, Vallarie Apte, Moushmi Jaju and Utkarsha Dagade performing Kathak on how a story is formed, what emotions a writer goes through while creating a plot of the story which was in the form of dance drama.

Going ahead, they also showcased the way a story can take various forms of narration, poetry, dance and so on. The dance drama was accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired communitiestoo. It had a live Indian sign language interpretation for them which were done by Janhavi Joshi and Nupura Kirloskar. The show attained an overwhelming response from the audiences from all groups.


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