Forest Fables @ Esplanade
India’s myriad folk tales are filled with interesting stories of enchanted creatures, such as the one about the jackal that fell into a vat of indigo dye, who discovered the power of his new appearance and declared himself leader of all animals. Then there’s the ruler of all birds, the proud and selfish Hornbill who was disliked by his people and tricked into giving his precious crown to the Bulbul.
From the treasure trove of India’s much loved fables comes these two fascinating tales of mischief and trickery, each with some lessons to teach. In this production for children, join renowned storyteller Kamini Ramachandran as she tells the enchanting stories of The Indigo Jackal and The Hornbill and the Bulbul, taken from the Panchatantra and Jataka collections of fables respectively. Enter a captivating world of colour and imagination as sand artist Lawrence Koh breathes life to these magical stories through a combination of technicoloured sand art and light while Raghavendran, Kumaran and Serene bring the sounds of the forest right to you with their unique musical compositions and soundscapes.