The purpose of a story teller is not to tell you how to think,
But to give you questions to think upon.
To understand the importance and intricacies of storytelling, the teachers of DPSGI attended THEATRE FEST – “Kathakar” International Storytellers Festival in collaboration with Nivesh at IGNCA. It was a three day international storytellers festival in which storytellers from United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy India participated in Storytelling, riddles, Nautanki, Shadow Puppet etc. It was a blessed opportunity to be a part of the sessions by Joe Baele who feels akin to the fabulatori, the travelling storytellers of old who recounted tales of the Rich and Poor, Kings and Fools, God and the Devil. True to this tradition, his stories were full of humour and passion, fear and disaster, hopes and fading glories. Peter Chand was next with an energetic, totally engaging performance who narrated the stories with warmth and great relish. Bruno Leone, a Neapolitan artist, considered one of the last great interpreter of Pulcinella’s classical canovacci was the next to present a puppet show wherein he brought to the fore the ancient canovacci of street theater, discovering the ancient wisdom of the world of masks and presenting it in a modern context. Other presenters were Shaguna Gahilote with the story of Deen Dayal Upadhay and Nanaji Deshmukh along with some curious tales of the Himalayas and a Nautanki by Chaudhary Sajjan Singh and group. It was a pleasant experience for us.