Three Tales, तीन Cuentos

An Instituto Cervantes - Octave Foundation Collaboration

The Spanish cultural centre Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi and Octave Foundation collaborated to produce a presentation of three stories, authored by Spanish writer, poet and journalist Ruben Dario.

 

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. As a part of a commemoration month celebrated by the Spanish cultural centre in November of 2016, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of this major author of literature, this performance by Octave Foundation was staged on November 24 at Instituto Cervantes and on November 26 at Oxford Bookstore.

 

Stories performed: 

 

The Reason of Ahasuerus, performed as a dramatised reading: 

An ironical metaphor of the different kinds of government incarnate in animals
 

Birth of the Cabbage
A comic, improvised performance on how the world saw its first cabbage!

 

Thanathopia

A thriller text that deals with the musings of James Leen, and his father's suspicious overbearing presence on him and crime that may or may not have been committed. 

 

Performed by: Anuja Jaiman, Gunjan Gupta, Nicky Chandam, Preeti Agarwal Mehta, Puneet Sikka, Shobhit Tandon, Tanvi Chug