'Anekdotes - many stories' is the Storytelling wing of 'A Flower Child'
Storytelling based on Indian Classical Dance music, body language and gestures helps in reviving the dying tradition of traditional classical dramatic storytelling.
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The Capture of Golconda
The Madman of Naranath
The Cow of Plenty
The journey so far
Classical Dramatic Storytelling has been a part of the Indian tradition and culture and it is slowly becoming a dying art. Neha started storytelling for in its simplest form for Schools and NGOS.
Neha, being a Classical Dancer, included elements of Classical Dance, abhinaya or expressions and, mudras or hand gestures and the Indian Classical dance body language, into snippets of her stories. Under constant encouragement and guidance of her Guru this gradually blossomed into something completely different from where she had started. She named this storytelling initiative ‘Anekdotes – many stories’ and she has a Youtube Channel by the same name where she posts new stories every other Saturday.
She started worked with highly accomplished musicians like Sri Sai Kolanka and Dr. R Srikanth. Sri Sai composes various music and jathi or rhythmic patterns to which Neha choreographs snippets of her stories. And she saw this beautiful metamorphosis of Anekdotes from a simple ance based storytelling session – to a stream of stories replete with dance sequences set to classical music, and the biggest discovery for her was that she saw this as a revival of the slowly fading rich tradition of classical dramatic storytelling.