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A Story of Wood's first stop was Bohuslän Museum .

Geeta Ramanujam from Bangalore in India is one of the storytellers and describes the Indian folk tales of empathy. She thinks that fabled wisdom needs to be disseminated.

A Story of Wood's first stop was Bohuslän Museum . Geeta Ramanujam from Bangalore in India is one of the storytellers and describes the Indian folk tales of empathy. She thinks that fabled wisdom needs to be disseminated.

She offers a centuries-old wisdom

Geeta from India tells tales that are retold for children and adults for centuries. Now she's on tour keep spreading fairy wisdom on .

In Bohuslän Museum curious visitors sneak into one of the museum's many public rooms. The spotlight is Geeta Ramanujam from India and tells of the Indian narrative tradition that has followed generation after generation of folk tales and developed by the passage of time.

For ten days she goes along with two other storytellers to spread knowledge of international stories and not least to let the stories live on in more.

- I want to give you stories that you can tell me further, she explains to the audience in English.

Storytelling Night at the Museum is part of the Indian festival tells Story Wood Västra Götaland has started and one of the first stations of each Tuesday night in Uddevalla.



Intertwine


Geeta Ramanujam sing an Indian song and explained that it signals that storytelling has begun. The audience follows her descriptive gestures and the theatrical elements are evident. Body movements illustrate what the words declare. Geeta voice mode to let the fairy tale characters become clearer, just as the storytellers do.

She tells the story of the storyteller. He who travels around in various villages to tell stories from the past, but who himself caught in the middle of the fabled event. She tells of King's less talented sons who must learn to manage the UK and who are trained by fairy tales.

All the stories intertwine and Geeta explains that it is typical for the Indian peoples stories. Eventually, they become eternal tales that can last as long as the listeners.



Raises questions


After telling the evening talking we're talking about the storytelling tradition that is in people stories. Geeta declares that it is on the verge of extinction. As in much of the world are taking the technology of human life but she thinks that the stories make us start to ask questions and be curious.

- Children do not talk anymore. They do not pose questions and have stopped thinking, "she says.

She believes the world will be better if we get kids to start thinking. And then she sees the fairy opportunity to be part of education.

- There is much wisdom in the stories. I do not think we have any real sense anymore, "she says and laughs out loud.


Footnotes: Woods Story telling session with Geeta Ramanunjam may include experienced on World Culture in Gothenburg on Friday at 12-15 and on Saturday at 15-17. There is free admission.

 

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