STORIES FROM INDIA
Welcome to Stories from India, a new project dedicated to sharing stories, ancient and modern, from the Indian subcontinent.
Each week, we will publish a new story. In sharing these stories with you, our hope is that you will be inspired to tell and perform your own stories. In challenging times stories can bring us together and build empathy—as they always have, since the beginning of time.
Preeti Vasudevan (Artistic Director, Thresh) performs the stories using "abhinaya"—the term in Indian traditional dance for "expression." She does this by using special facial movements and hand gestures (called "mudras") to create the mood of the story.
Our first series comprises three well-known stories that derive originally from India's Buddhist tradition, called the JATAKA TALES. Each of the stories shows clever animals outwitting their human enemies!
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