Stellar Storytelling: An Evening of Love Stories for Adults by Storywallahs
Storytelling is a tradition almost as old as human existence, which began with gesture and expression and later verbal storytelling, but with the sands of time this tradition lost its quintessence. Years ago in every home granny used to tell stories of a princess and a prince, of love, of life. But in this new age of nuclear families that bliss no longer exists.
Ira Glass once said, “Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” Well some people really love storytelling and they are determined to bring back the tradition of storytelling and they do it like none other. Meet the Storywallahs - A Bangalore-based company specializing in storytelling. They work with Organizations, Start-ups, Educators and Cultural & Learning spaces, among others to help them discover and use the power of stories in their personal and professional lives.
They have organized multiple storytelling sessions previously, but this one was unique as the session was themed on love stories for adults, with stories from all around the world.
With the melody of harmonica, perfectly chosen to set the mood, the storytelling began with a tuneful note. The stories told by Mr. Haque were very intriguing. There was joy, wisdom and tragedy in them. Some stories were set far from home, like in Africa and some were written by Mr. Haque himself but each of them complimented one another because the theme of stories was universal i.e. Love. Love sees no boundaries; love has no reason, for what happens with reason is not love, summed up all the stories. The storytelling went on to dwell on every aspect of love with each set of stories.
The session was themed on love stories for adult but the approach was so unique and effortless that even a child would understand and enjoy the stories.
With every story the curiosity of audiences was growing and they couldn’t help themselves but clap with joy after each tale. The session came to end after an hour but the thirst of audience for storytelling was rising more and more. The audience didn’t let go of Mr. Haque until he promised to return soon with another session of storytelling.
Storywallahs will be back in action with a Storytelling session for children at Atta Galatta on Saturday, September 24th. Mark your calendar, for if you and your little one love stories you don’t wanna miss this one!
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