Rubén Darío stories adapted to Hindi attract children in India
January 01, 2017
Rubén Dario's universal legacy continued to spread throughout the world, this time in Hindi, one of the official languages of the Republic of India.
New Delhi, Ricardo Alvarado, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Finland, exchanged communications with executives at the Octave Foundation, a cultural organization based in capital of the Asian country, which last November held two theatrical presentations in honor of the Prince of The Castilian Letters.
The non-governmental organization Octave Foundation recreated several stories of the Prince of the Castilian Letters.
Ruben Dario's works as Reasons for Ashavero, The birth of the cabbage and Thanathopia were revived in New Delhi, capital of India, as part of the tributes that are made to the Prince of the Castilian Letters on the centenary of his transit to the immortality.
Tribute to Rubén Darío, who was the leader of the modernismo movement in the literature in Spanish, which flourished at the end of the 19th century. An ironical metaphor of the different kinds of government incarnate in animals (The Reason of Ahasuerus), a comedy ( Birth of The Cabbage), and a thriller story (Thanathopia), performed by Octave Foundation on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of this major author of literature, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, Nueva Delhi.
Delhi has never been easy for Nicky Chandam. A young Manipuri girl when she first reached Delhi, Chandam has been called a “chinki”, pelted stones at by colony kids for looking different, and didn’t feel included at work either. “I think the only reason people accepted me here was because I picked up Hindustani and Urdu,” says Chandam, 31.
A brand new initiative recently staged at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi was ‘Wari, a collection of stories from the pages of life’. It was produced by the Octave Foundation, which aims to connect the Northeast with the rest of India through the medium of art and cultural exchange.
Hindustan Times talked about Wari Chapter One launch held at The Stein Auditorium, New Delhi on 25 June, 2016
Tales from everywhere
June 25, 2016
When artists are busy improvising or developing theatre, it is unimaginable to amuse oneself by a recitation of tales on stage. But, a unique event of storytelling in the capital witnessed a bunch of interested and responsive audiences who chuckled at satirical and pun-intended humour.
The creative act of presenting tales using words and sounds is losing the value and space it deserves in the world of art. Attempting its revival is the upcoming "Wari" event where five artists will perform and narrate folk stories from different time zones.