(5-10 years old)
NEXT: 23rd August 2015 at 3.30 pm by Italian Cultural Institute – Edinburgh
A tale from the book Storie di avatar e altri dei by Carola Benedetto, that will be presented on 22nd August 2015 at 3.3. pm by Italian Cultural Institute – Edinburgh
Ganesha is one of the best-known deities in the Hindu pantheon: his elephant- head makes him very easy to identify. Glutton and strong, he is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and protector of intellect and wisdom. As the god of all the beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and explain his distinct iconography.
It’s starting from those stories that we created this performance: a chilly show that tells a mythical legend in a modern and enchanting way, through the narration theatre’s techniques, dances, mudra (codified hand gestures) and coloured costumes from North India. Therefore, the performance includes short Bollywood and traditional dances and children will be taught the elephant dance step.
At the end of the story children will also learn the Indian dancers’ greeting!
Text and direction: Carola Benedetto
English version: Luciana Ciliento
Storyteller: Susanna Paisio - dancer: Samar