Bonsoir  !!

Une Soirée pleine d’histoires – An Evening of Stories , is an yearly storytelling event which has been jointly organized by Alliance française du Bengale and Culture Monks since 2016.

This year, the theme is Emergence.

The virtual sessions will be held on September 25 & 26, 2021.

September 25, 2021

Open Performance session from 5 pm – 7:30 pm (IST)

Program Schedule

Story & performers

Turn on the Camera please unmute : a performance by Mayo College Girls’ School midterm theatre outreach, 2021, directed by Parnab M

Journey of the sun & the moon : a Slavic tale performed by Vrinda Gupta

Extract from the Always Giving Tree : extract from a play written by Parnab M adapted from original text by Shel Silverstein performed by Priyangshu Mitra

Conversations between a gaming addict & a dummy : performed by Srijato Das

Freedom : story & performance by Ritika Mahajan

There will be more stories in this segment

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Round table of Storytelling moderated by Dr. Janardan Ghosh from 7 pm – 8:30 pm (IST)

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September 26, 2021

Performance session from 6 pm – 8 pm (IST)

Story & performers

Kusum : story & performance by Francis Lalaeman

Creation from the Sea – The story of Sedna from the Arctic : story & performance by Maya Ross

A story by Gauri Raje

Finding Pataliputra : based on the text from Kathāsaritsāgara, performed by Averi Guha Thakurta

Overcoming – Strivings for Freedom : story & performance by Indraneel Roy

When the Divine emerges as a Mother – The Story of a female Saint from India : story & performance by Arkamitra Ghatak

A story by Parnab M

Hey God, Hey John: What Happens When God Writes Back : Text by John Roedel,Performed by Ava Loiacono

Missing – a story work – piece looking at caste atrocity by Varun

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Anxieties hung in the air like an unfinished bridge over an abyss , whose depth we tried to fathom. The body convulsed with undefined sensations, mind reflected on notions and premonitions and we stepped into the unknown.

Each step took us further away from the authentic and we emerged as hybrid beings. Gone were the icebergs, forests, species – in it’s stead were tiny devices which where insignias of our conquests and the tools for future invasions.

What were the collateral damages of this fight with the demons of our epics ?

What emerged ?

As always, humans tells stories.

“In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence occurs when an entity is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own, properties or behaviors which emerge only when the parts interact in a wider whole.”

In this edition we explore this “Emergence” .

So this year

We have for you

  1. Curated & open storytelling sessions
  2. A Round table

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Sahakārīkathāmālā is like performers and non-performers playing together, jointly (sahakari) stringing story-beads (katha) on a thread (mala), bringing together their experiences, feelings, and emotions of life-including-work, in a community-bound narrative.


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