AKT FESTIVAL 2020
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AK Theatre has been creating awareness about Indian performing arts and Tamil language through various art enrichment programs. AKT Festival 2020 is our annual storytelling event honoring our love for stories in multiple languages. Stepping into its 5th year of celebration that bonds people through stories in four different languages of Chinese, Malay, English and Tamil, this is an effort to involve the multi-lingual diaspora of Singapore.
Storython is the star event of AKT Festival, which is the first-ever continuous story telling session of Singapore, started in 2016. Stories will be narrated by our professional story tellers, upcoming young tellers and new tellers who are making a foray into the field. Stories in tune with music, actions, mime and imagination can be quite appealing. Puppets will also be used to bring life into stories and spark the imagination of the audience.
On a different note, Covid—19 cloud has been hanging over us darkly and it is literally impossible to forget what we have all gone through. We are dedicating a slot for our covid warriors, frontliners and persistent fighters. Once diagnosed with the deadly virus, fighting the battle in isolation is not an easy task and neither is it easy to help people sail through it. We will be inviting the medics, patrollers, recovered patients or volunteers to share their real-life story with the audience on ‘how I survived covid-19’. This open event can be a platform to share a story as well as to spread the message of hope, love and survival.
INTERNATIONAL TAMIL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
we will host the Tamil International Festival featuring a series exclusively of Tamil stories by professional storytellers from around the world.
AK Theatre celebrates traditional art forms of theatre and storytelling as an integral part of building a multi-community base. AKT Festival is held every year to revive and promote the ancient art form of Storytelling and Theatre.
Our tradition of storytelling facilitates the transfer of knowledge from the past generations transmitting a sense of pride and happiness, even while enhancing our communal knowledge pool. This traditional art form will empower our very young to learn from the older generation.