Ranga Shankara's storytelling program goes digital
Given the circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of namma ooru's favorites theater hubs Ranga Shankara has announced plans to make its signature storytelling programme, The Little Cloud, digital this time. Presenting 22 stories in six languages by 15 of the country’s best theater artistes, the programme will be streamed every day for 10 days on Ranga Shankara ’s YouTube channel April 18 onwards. There will be two stories every morning, at 11 am and 11.20 am. A galaxy of theater artistes will be telling stories for children in the age group three to six years as well as above six years. The six languages are Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and sign language. The storytellers are B Jayashri, Ratna Pathak Shah , Arundhati Nag , Revathy, Sihikahi Chandru, MD Pallavi, Padmavati Rao , Vinay Kumar, Ajeet Singh Palawat, Anurupa Roy, Darius Sunawala and Arti Punwani, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Kavya Srinivasan, Kapila Venu and Sharanya Ramprakash.
In sharing his thoughts on the show online, Arundhati says: Today, more than ever before, in analyzing how we have led our lives and the kind of world we are going to bequeath to little ones, we have to share stories with them. Stories that will increase your sense of self-sufficiency, respect for others, sense of justice, sharing, caring and many more ways to negotiate and shape the different worlds that lie ahead.
Some of the stories are Gandharvasenaru theerikondaru and Tenali Rama, Emperor Akbar receives education, Red Green Blue Yellow Bird and Tunta Tillu, Dum Dum Dum and Jaana Kalla, Sita in the Forest, The Cat's Tale and Tea Party ... for one, Naak ki bani Soond and The Elephant's Nose - Kan and Wonderful Christmas Gift.