Events

  • Story Ghar

Story Performances

Date: November 19, 2018 Author: admin Categories: Events

workshop

Storytelling is an entertaining way to make children aware of Indian culture, festivals, Values and to impart life skills. Story Ghar designs and directs stage productions (Storytelling shows and children plays) for a dedicated audience.

Storytelling @ChandigarhLiteratiFestival | 18th November, 2018

Storywali Jaishree enthralled the young and the adult audience by her interactive session and creative workshop.

IMG_4545

Stories #GardenTourismFestival | February, 2018

28061529_1726129397450257_3841444886389202373_o

Stories @New Delhi World Book Fair | January 2018

26731091_1689334277796436_1233277285303173452_n

Story Utsav 2016 | 15th November, 2016

Delhi Story Utsav  2016 was held in association with Directorate of Education, Delhi. A festival of  dramatic story presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, singing and music for children studying in grades 1 to 7 of five DOE schools in South West B District on 15thNovember, 2016 as part of our thought leadership initiatives (CSR).

Objective was  to introduce children to the vibrant art form that makes learning a fun and collaborative activity. To mark Children’s Day,  we hosted the  festival at 2 locations in Sarvodaya Co-ed Vidyalaya, where approximately 1000 children  participated.Ms. Atishi Marlena, Advisor to Deputy CM was the guest of honour.

Children sang and laughed along as we told them stories garnished with music. There were Craft and theatre workshops too.

DSC01897

 

 

 

 

 

Play ‘Aladin’|1st October, 2016

 Story Ghar wrote, produced and presented Aladin to mark  International Day of Older Persons in collaboration with HelpAge India at Stein Auditorium,India Habitat Centre.

DSC01848

Play Chacha Chakkan | July, 2016

Story Ghar produced and presented Chacha Chakkan for school children at Epicentre, Gurgaon.

IMG_3125

 

Musical Storytelling for the elderly |14th June, 2016

Story Ghar told stories to  senior citizens and staged the comedy play  ” Check and Mate”  at the launch of SOS App by HelpAge India  at India International Centre, New Delhi

13475120_1051521634883801_6479521189581487283_o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories at Taj Mahotsav, Agra |21st February, 2016

For the first time in 25 years of Taj Mahotsav, audience got to see musical storytelling. Story Ghar presented the beautiful history and composite culture of Agra .

DSC01446

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets of zynpagua at World Book Fair-2016 (17th January, 2016)

The last day of The World Book Fair, 2016 saw Story Ghar perform  the mono play “Secrets of Zynpagua”. The play captures the soul of the novel using dramatized narration, sound effects, music and singing.

IMG_0452

 

 

 

 

 

Story Utsav, 2015 at Manav Rachna International School, Faridabad

Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive, Story Ghar  ended the year 2015 with a bang. We presented our second annual Story Utsav on  30th December 2015 at Manav Rachna International School, Faridabad.

six

 

 

 

 

 

Stories at Kahaani, Shiv Nadar School Gurgaon (17th Oct, 2015)

Jaishree along with singer Tulja had a spell bound audience  on a sunny afternoon at Kahaani , Shiv Nadar School. Children sang along when the folk tale of Bundelkhan unfolded. They imagined  simpleton Chironjilal meeting his fate because of his folly . Riddles , interaction and drama kept the mood upbeat.

IMG_9181

Musical Stories at Qutub Tiffin, Mehrauli, New Delhi | September & October, 2015

Visit to The  Qutub Minar in the months of September and October  became more exciting as  The Qutub Tiffin  organized  musical storytelling show for kids by Story Ghar. Storywali Jaishree and her team  sparked  giggles and laughter with fun packed and charming tales.The Events were  supported by Archeological Survey of India and INTACH

IMG_8632

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Storytelling hosted by Nandan Lok, Hindustan  | September, 2015

Story Ghar carried it’s bag and Baraat to Indirapuram, Delhi NCR to promote a children magazine called Nandan Lok . The magazine is published by the national daily, Hindustan. Children listened, laughed and participated to the fullest.

SubstandardFullSizeRender

 

 

 

 

IMG_6042

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories of Devotion at Lalit Kala Akademi

Keeping the spirit of devotion in heart, Story Ghar presented Indian folktales at the Art Exhibition titled “Forms of Devotion” held at Lalit Kala Akademi on 25th & 26th April, 2015. Specifically chosen stories suggested  that in the larger scheme of things, God always has our best interest at heart.Children from Salaam Balak Trust, enjoyed, laughed along and carried a beautiful message home.

webBhiwani Children’s literature Festival (31st January, 2015)

Story Ghar marked its presence at Bhiwani Children’s literature Festival (BCLF),which was held in Vidyantriksh School in Bhiwani, Haryana on 30th and 31st January, 2015. The scintillating stories of kings and animals, of valor and fooleries took children into a world of fantasy and imagination. The storytelling sessions not only enthralled the kids but also stimulated their cognitive growth.

 

IMG_4694Secrets of Zynpagua : A Monoplay at Ahamdabad,Pune and Mumbai on 16th, 17th and 18th January, 2015

To spread the magic of The Secrets of Zynpagua- Return of the princess, a fantasy and adventure novel for children and young adults, the author, Ilika Ranjan along with Jaishree Sethi, the director of Story Ghar in a combined effort launched an innovative promotional plan for her fiction. A musical mono-play was designed by the team of Story Ghar. While the enchanting theatrical representation of the story by Jaishree Sethi with expressions, gestures and voice modulation mesmerized the audience, the lyrical prophesies of the novel which were composed and sung by the music team of Story Ghar- Vibhor Mathur (Flutist), Tulja Sharma (vocalist) and Abhinav Goel (Guitarist) left the audience enticed. This         Mono-play reached out to cities like Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, covering DPS School and crosswords, respectively. Kids took a joy ride into the fantasy world of Zynpagua- a cursed land and were so bewitched by its strong narrative and distinct characters that they enthusiastically bought the novel. Moreover, children also got the opportunity to meet the author and were thrilled to receive her autograph. The mono-play stimulated young minds and churned the desire of becoming a story writer-teller in future. Both, Ilika Ranjan and Story Ghar are overwhelmed to receive such a warm response from children and further hope to prolong the joy of the secret land with its sequel that is to be released soon.

IMG_4422Celebrating X-mas with Stories at Epicenter (25th December, 2014)

To make the Christmas day even merrier, Story Ghar brought an exuberant and frolic storytelling adventure for kids on 25th December, 2014 at Epicenter, Gurgaon. The day’s   program was divided into two shows namely “Aladdin Aur Kuch Qisse” and “Karname Sheikh Chilli Ke”. With a unique style of her own, Jaishree Sethi, the director of Story Ghar gave a theatrical presentation of the two fables. Bhawana Anand through her interactive anchoring and comic one-liners warmed up the audience and paved the way for the storytelling sessions. While the former show covered the classic Middle Eastern ‘rags to riches’ tale of Aladdin, a poor young hero, his beautiful princess and a wicked sorcerer. The latter show presented the chronicles of a young simpleton, a daydreamer, a fakir called Sheikh Chilli who was notorious for his follies. His accounts were full of jest and funny punch lines that tickled little hearts and filled them with zest and laughter.   The entire narration of the stories was done in an exotic manner. The light and sound effects which were controlled by Mr. Salem created an aura of mystique and added a healthy dose of magic to the storytelling event.

 

IMG_4344Kahaani Festival at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon (21st-24th December, 2015)

Story Ghar in company with Kahaani Festival team celebrated White X-mas Fiesta at Ambience Mall,        Gurgaon. The festival was full of  vivacious programs comprising    Puppet Show, Magic Show, Storytelling, Dance, Music and Drama. Story Ghar delivered 11 sessions over the length of four days. The event covered stories like Raja Muccho Sing that highlighted the significance of a smile in one’s life, Poor Rat & his Tail that lit up the faces of young audience with its hilarity and other tales including Chirounjilal Bechara, Kings & their whims, etc. As always, the narrative was interactive and dramatic accompanied by music and fun activities that attracted and fascinated the crowd.

 

IMG_4091Stories at North Delhi Book Fair (15th December, 2014)

When the affair is of book fair, how can stories be left behind? And stories become more vibrant and chipper when re-told orally using gestures, expressions and intonation. Jaishree Sethi, the storyteller along with her music team presented a dramatic and musical     representation of the Story- Sheikh Chilli at the North Delhi Book Fair. This Pustak Utsav was      organized by North Delhi Municipal Corporation and with National Book Trust, India at Mahila Haat, Asaf Ali Road, Delhi. The         Inauguration of the Book Fair was done by Sh. Manoj Tiwari. The audience usually consisted of school kids and teachers who actively      participated during the   session.

 

IMG_3696Storytelling at Kahaani Festival, Ludhiana (5th-6th December, 2014)

The Kahaani Festival that aims to enchant and empower families through a multitude of activities like oral and written storytelling, theatre, music, puppet shows, and workshops extended a warm invitation to Story Ghar to become a part of their creative     process. The Festival was organized at Delhi Public School in Jhammat Village,  Ludhiana where Story Ghar presented nine story-sessions spread over the span of two days.  Storytellers, Jaishree Sethi & Mr. Shamir enacted out tales like ‘Money Honey’, ‘Alibaba is back’, and ‘Person without name and Bear without tale ’, ‘Sheikh Chilli ke Karname’, ‘Jungle Calling’, etc. The response from the audience was overwhelming; Children thoroughly enjoyed the sparkling round of dynamic activities, games and mind ticklers.

 

IMG_3645

Stories: Today & Forever at Chandigarh Sahitya Academy (22nd November, 2014)

Story Ghar believes that stories, the   oldest means of communication can   connect and bring people together. To elucidate the thought the invitee of Chandigarh Sahitya Academy, Miss. Sethi, widely talked about the magic of stories in an interactive session held at UT Guest House, Chandigarh. The session broadly covered the aspects of stories and how they can influence us in our day to day lives.

 

IMG_3594

Children’s Day Special at Epicenter, Gurgaon (14th November, 2014)

This year, children took a joyride into the fantasy world of stories. A musical and   theatrical storytelling        program was offered by Story Ghar on 14th November, 2014 at Epicenter, Gurgaon. The intriguing recital of ‘The    Secrets of Zynpagua’ by Jaishree Sethi saw the young ones unveil the secrets of a cursed land and trek into a world full of magic, mystery and drama. Moreover, the frolicsome dramatization of ‘Alibaba & Challis Chor’ by Salem & Miss. Jaishree,     titillated audience and gave them a hearty laugh. The   stories of prince-princesses and of the forty notorious thieves backed by music filled the audience with joie de vivre and made Children’s Day special for youngsters

 

IMG_3548School’s Annual Function Design (14th November, 2014)

Story Ghar accepted the offer from Sneh  International School to design and direct the Annual Function of junior section.A program design was planned out for the two plays, namely, Jungle Book and   Sleeping Beauty that included scripting, Acting Direction and Production Design.

 

IMG_3251

Mono-Play Act in DPS, Bangalore (29th October, 2014)

Ilika Ranjan, the author of “Puppet on the Fast Track” released her second novel “Secrets of Zynpagua: Return of the Princess” in July 2014 which falls under the genre of fantasy & adventure. Written extensively for Children & Young Adults, Ilika Ranjan wanted her novel to reach out to kids for which she with the Story Ghar team went to DPS, Bangalore. Jaishree Sethi, the director of Story Ghar personally enacted the story in a fun & interactive manner that not only enthralled youngsters but also the teachers present there.The music team of Story Ghar composed & sang the lyrical prophesies of the novel. Subsequently, some innovative activities like creative writing & inter-school debate competition were held to ignite children’s imagination & to bring them into action.

 

IMG_1570

 

 

 

 

Independence Day Celebrations at Epicentre, Gurgaon ( 15th August, 2014)

Children listened , sang along,  and dances as  stories unfolded.  Storyteller Manisha Grover charmed them all with her action-packed stories

 

IMG_4862An Evening of Stories at Epicentre, Gurgaon (27th May, 2014)

Keeping the  tradition  of Storytelling alive , Story Ghar   organized  “An Evening of Stories”  , a theatrical presentation of four stories ranging from the Animal Kingdom to the World of Kings and Dragons to Indian Folk lore. The stories will ignite your imagination, enhancing language and visualization skills.

DSC00346Stories at Gurugram Public School, Gurgaon (12th May, 2014)

“You feel happy when you give something dear to someone who needs it more than you do”

Guru Gram Public School was abuzz with queries about trees and prod-ucts that we derive from them. Children aged between 6-12  learned about preserving trees and realized how humans have been exploiting natural resources through  the  story “The Giving Tree”. Idea was to make children understand how each of us impacts the habitats of plants and animals. The lesson was how to be environment friendly . Children learned the value of giving by acting and feeling like a tree. They started with being seeds and then played along till they stood up and swung from side to side like a full grown tree.

 

 

web-3

 

 

 

 

Story Utsav 2014 (8th May to 11th May, 2014)

2014 proved to be a landmark year as  Story Ghar organized its first Storytelling Festival, (from 8th May to 11th May, 2014 ) and titled it Story Utsav.

Story Utsav is going to be an  annual feature that aims :

  • to introduce people to the art form
  • to promote various artist in the field
  • to exhibit the application of storytelling in education, parenting and other professional areas
  • to bring children closer to Indian traditional art forms and literature

Highlights:

  •  Story Ghar  took the artists, musicians and tellers to various venues in the city before the finale event  on 11th May, 2014
  •  The festival  had dramatic story presentations, workshops, displays, interactive sessions, singing and music.
  •  There  was a mix of contemporary and traditional styles of Storytelling. Workshops will focus on skills like music appreciation, voice modulation, puppet and mask making, sketching and craft.

 Partners:

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts, National Book Trust , AOV International, Radio City 91.1 FM, Manav Rachna  International School, APJ Swarn Global School and Sneh International School.

 

 IMG_0658

 

 

 

Stories at Children’s Art Festival (17th January, 2014)

Delhi Children’s  Academy organized Delhi Children’s Art Festival at Central Park, Rajeev Chowk, New Delhi on 17th January, 2014, where National Book Trust invited Story Ghar to present musical stories filled with drama, fun and surprises. The chilly morning got  warmed up by children’s enthusiasm , active listening and participation.

resized for website

 

 

 

 

An Evening of Stories at Epicentre, Gurgaon (25th December, 2013)

Story Ghar organized ‘An Evening of Stories’ at Epicentre, Gurgaon  to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The event saw parents and children engrossed in the live stage performance by Jaishree Sethi, who was accompanied by musicians and co-actors. The minimalistic  set, colourful properties, face masks,   and head gears created visuals  whereas  sound effects and music added zing to the whole show. Children responded enthusiastically to  riddles and questions and were rewarded if they answered correctly

 

 

IMG_5110

 

 

 

 

 

Stories at Comic Fest, Dilli Haat, Pitampura (30th November, 2013)

Comic Fest at Dilli Haat, Pitampura drew young  and adult audience  to the starry  world of super heroes and villains. Amidst the huge cutouts of super girls, demons and powerful aliens, Story Ghar threw open its  JHOLA of stories and made children listen, think and answer mathematical teasers.

   

Kahani Fest Resized

 

 

 

 

An Evening of Stories at Epicentre, Gurgaon (14th November, 2013)

This fourteenth November, children took a fun-filled ride into the lives of pretty princesses, shrewd villains, brave kings and funny characters. The beautiful imagery of vibrant stories made the audience relive their childhood. It was a theatrical presentation of stories accompanied by music and interactive games. Storyteller Jaishree   performed   intriguing stories with her team and challenged young audience with mind ticklers.

On one hand  stories sparked quick responses, on the other they captivated them making them sit quietly and listen. The show brought cheers making children Day special for young ones.

 

 

IMG_1002

 

 

 

 

Stories at Kahaani Festival  (7th November, 2013)

Raja Muchcho Singh’s moustache tickled little hearts of Rishabh Public School , Mayur vihar and the charming little ones of  N P Girls’ Middle School, Moti Bagh, New Delhi. Pratham Books, the outreach partner of Kahani Festival organized these sessions. As always the narrative was interactive and dramatic accompanied by music and fun activities. The Idea was to highlight the importance of  a smile and how it can bring people closer.

 

IMG_0256

 

 

 

 

Diwali Celebration at Gymkhana Delhi- (26th  October, 2013)

Diwali brings sparkles of hope   and crackers of happiness. Story Ghar kindled fireworks of laughter at Diwali Mela Organized by Gymkhana Club , New Delhi  on 26th October, 2013. The storytelling show had interactive games that involved children and adults alike.

 

DSC_0031

 

 

 

 

Celebration of  100 years of India Cinema  (7th  August ,2013)

Milan Club of Delhi invited Story Ghar to enliven their annual party on 7th August 2013. The theme of the party was “Celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema”. Story Ghar told stories of Bollywood stalwarts and played fun games. The audience danced and laughed with the team.

 

mango fest reduced

 

 

 

 

Stories at The  Mango Festival (29th June, 2013)

 It is only the ‘King of Fruits’, Mango that makes summers extremely succulent. And there are numerous wonderful summer mango stories that add spice to its taste . STORY GHAR made this season of mango tasteful and  joyful by becoming part of  The MANGO FESTIVAL 2013 AT DILLI HAAT , PITAMPURA, Delhi. The Event was organized by Delhi Tourism. We  presented  the royalty of this celebrated fruit through Storytelling. The event had story presentation through drama, interactive sessions, singing and music.

 

reduced TMB

 

 

 

 

Storytelling at Teen Murti Bhawan ( 26th and 27th June, 2013)

STORY GHAR enthralled children at Nehru Learning Centre For Children & Youth, TEEN MURTI BHAWAN , Delhi  to encourage them to work towards better environment and society. Stories were around the themes of  Love, Justice, Challenge of morality (right or wrong), Neighbors, Dreams. Idea was to entertain   and educate with a forward looking approach through stories.

 

 

DSC_0521

 

 

 

 

An Evening of Stories  ( 23rd and  20th ,June 2013)

Stories form bridges between people and create memories to cherish. STORY GHAR became the part of  “Stories to Change The World”   an initiative by International Storytelling Network by organizing a dramatized and rhythmical storytelling event on the Eve of 21st  June  at Amaltas, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi . The celebration continued and saw great audience at Epicentre Gurgaon on 23rd June, 2013.Our aim was to make people aware of this vibrant art form that not only enhances personality skills but also brings people, friends, colleagues and family closer.

 

gardenfestStorytelling Show at Garden Festival (February 16, 2013)

Story Ghar enthralled audience by heartwarming stories at Garden of Five Senses, located at Said-Ul-Azaib village during the Garden Festival organized by Delhi Tourism on 16th February, 2013.

bookfairStory Performance at New Delhi World Book Fair (February 9, 2013)

Story Ghar presented a storytelling show at New Delhi World Book Fair organized at Pragati Maidan by National Book Trust on 9th February, 2013.  The ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration.  Hence no special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to create artistic images. Our stories entertained and enlightened young audience.

eveingAn Evening of Stories (January 19, 2013)

Storyteller Jaishree performed her funny, touching, and odd stories. It was an interactive story presentation through drama, role play, riddles and singing at Epicentre, Gurgaon.

evening-of-storiesEvening of stories (November 14, 2012)

Story Ghar celebrated childhood and relived childhood memories on 14th November at Epicenter Gurgaon. It was a fun filled evening of stories served with great love, drama and music.

KathakariKathakari (June 21, 2012)

Kathakari a fun filled evening of stories that showcased the power of this traditional art form. The evening saw story presentation through drama, puppetry and singing.  The event took place in Casuarina, India Habitat Centre, Delhi .