Wari: Stories from the pages of life
Octave Foundation’s Wari - a storytelling series; started its journey in June 2016.
The word Wari means ‘story’.
Wari is an initiative about celebrating ethnic diversity and showcasing the weft and warp of our social fabric through folktales. Our carefully curated and written stories connect, entertain and make you ponder. Our forte is to provide a platform to the lost art form of live narration of folk stories as a tool to promote cultural insights and unity amongst diverse communities. Translated into Hindustani, these folk tales are from different parts of the country (and the world).
Stories from different Wari chapters have been showcased more than 30 times at different spaces across India.
At this presentation, we bring two Manipuri folktales and a story from Middle East
Loushing Tannaba urf Gupp
Adapted by Ankit Chadha and Nicky Chadam
Duration: 20 mins
Adapted from a Manipuri folk tale by Nicky Chandam.
Duration: 25 mins
Tarique Hameed took on his theatrical endeavor 12 years ago working with 'institutions' of theatre like Salima Raza, Amal Allana, Banwari Taneja, Danish Iqbal, H.S. Shivaprakash, Samkutty Pattomkary, Soumyabrata Choudhury, K.S. Rajendran, Dev Raj Ankur, Mushtak Kak, Suman Kumar, Ajay Kumar and Anoop Trivedi. He has directed Topi Ki Dastaan, The Wave, Sara Ka Sara Aasmaan, Khamosh Adaalat Jaari Hai, Kabira Khada Bazaar Me, Pratibimb, Mahabhoj, Gandhi Park,The Birth of Dreamers and Ladka Hua Hai. He is the
Arpana Fine Arts Gallery
Arpana Fine Arts Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, 4/6 Siri Fort Institutional Area, Opp. Gate No. 2, Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi 110049. Metro Green Park.