Interconnected Tales

2024-06-18 13:35:35

Akhshay Gandhi

Interconnected Tales


July 2, 2023    
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Bookings closed


MAP Bengaluru
22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Akhshay Gandhi performing with the traditional Kaavad, courtesy of the artist.

The stories that we create and share capture the wisdom of our lives and our environments. Over thousands of years, many stories and many different traditions of telling them have evolved and disappeared. One such 400-year-old tradition, on the brink of extinction today, is the Kaavad Katha from Rajasthan that brings together storytelling and visual craft to portray religious, mythological, social and contemporary narratives. Traditionally, the form uses a portable wooden box (also called a kaavad) that serves as a visual aid. Each box holds numerous stories that are brought to life by specialised storytellers.    

This month’s Stories at MAP series brings Interconnected Tales – a session that explores this unique storytelling tradition with theatre artist Akhshay Gandhi. Through this session, children get introduced to the fundamental principles of this rich tradition, the craft of story building, and its performative aspects. They also get to make and take back their own kaavads

Stories at MAP is a series that is based on connecting art, storytelling, and our lived realities. 

Suitable for children between the ages 8 to 12 years. This is a paid event with limited seats available.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Akhshay Gandhi

Theatre artist and Facilitator

Akhshay Gandhi is a SITI Company (NYC) ambassador, was an artist-in-residence at Gessnerallee, Zurich (with TENT School), and guest faculty at Lalit Kala Kendra and Drama School Mumbai. He has received his theatre training at SITI Company (New York), Odin Theatre Laboratory, (Denmark), and Indian Ensemble (Bangalore). His work has been performed at prestigious venues including, Stanford University, UCLA, Dixon’s Place (NYC), Odin Teatret(Denmark), and Spoken Fest (Mumbai) to name a few. He is currently engaged in the creation of a ‘Conservatory for arts & artists’, an organisation to support marginalised artists from various traditions in India.

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