AKT FESTIVAL 2019
Marching into its 4th successive year, AK Theatre is back with ‘AKT Festival 2019’ scheduled for the 13th of July at Woodlands Library, Singapore. As always, we commemorate this unique festival as a celebration of story time in multiple languages. Our non-stop storytelling session, ‘Storython’ will have on-going stories narrated by local and international stoirytellers in 4 different languages of English, Chinese, Tamil and Malay for an uninterrupted stretch of 4 hours
Another speciality of the event is the ‘International Tamil Storytelling Vizha’ for multi-lingual audience where storytelling is infused with display of each ethnic group’s traditional art forms. This is another first-of-its kind entry.
One other highlight is the workshop conducted by Ms. Shanthini Venugopal on ‘How to make storytelling interactive.’
Ms. Au Ting Wei from Malaysia, Mr. Ariyo Zidni from Indonesia, Crea-Shakthi from India and Ms. Shanthini Venugopal from Malaysia are the International Tellers who will be engaging the audience with their bountiful stories.
Ms. Rani Kanna, Ms. Kalah Rajesh Kannan, Ms. Jumaini, Ms. Akila Rajagopal and Ms. Krupa Vinayagamoorthi are our local tellers all set to grip the young-at-hearts with their deeply immersive stories.
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (ENGLISH)
14 JULY 2019 (10.00 AM TO 12.00 PM)
AKT ACADEMY, LITTLE INDIA
FEE: $ 25
Workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn the art of interactive storytelling so they can make it come alive and keep the audience captivated; i.e. storytellers who are just starting out, preschool, kindergarten and primary school teachers, parents; you can come with your own story if you have one you would like to work on, however story has to be given at least a week beforehand the workshop to the organizer. At the workshop, participants get to experience practical training.
Shanthini Venugopal is a singer, actor, storyteller, director, and teacher for over 30 years. Her own theatre company The Jumping JellyBeans (JJB), was formed in 2003 specializing in productions for children. JJB’s work with special children was supported by Nestle Malaysia for 12 years. She wrote a children’s storybook “Why JellyBeans are Colourful’ in 2012. She has participated as a storyteller in various festivals.