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Hoo’s Tale is it Anyway!

23 February 2010 1,741 views No Comment

Written by: Rashmi S

Hoo’s Tales is a week long carnival organized by Hippocampus. This past Saturday was their curtain raiser, a day long story telling and puppetry carnival at Cubbon Park. We went for the afternoon session, and the initial thought of the weather being insanely hot got swept over by Richard Martin’s story narration in just few minutes.

Hoo's Tales 2010

Hoo's Tales 2010


Every story teller had their own unique style. While Richard Martin’s narration was interactive with the children from the audience participating in the narration, Jeeva Raghunath’s narration was loud, animated in the form of a song. Craig Jenkins was dude kind, his impulsive style totally appealing to the older kids. The pig(3 pigs and the wolf – Huf and Buf story) taking an auto to his brother’s house was the highlight at home turf.

The musical puppet show – Flying Flower – by Katkatha was mind blowing. Simply amazing. Using very little of technology and resources, they pulled it off flawlessly. Found this youtube video of one of their puppet shows. (Very different from the Flying Flower show).

The session by Jeeva Raghunath(The Story Masala) was my favorite. Man, was she fun! Loud, animated, funny, a complete story telling package using the power of facial expressions, sounds and hands. Here are some youtube videos for those who missed it. This was my personal favorite after the puppet show.
NOTE: The youtube video sounds rehearsed and is simply no match to the live show. You must see the kids jumping and screaming along side with excitement.

More about Richard Martin here.
More about Jeeva Raghunath here.
More about Craig Jenkins here.
More about Hippocampus here.
More about Katkatha here.

!! ;  H A P P Y   &nbsp R E A D I N G ;  !!

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