Folktales Of India

By master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran

As part of CultureFest programming for the Indian Heritage Centre launch

Date: 23 May 2015



Location: Special Exhibitions Room,
Level 2,
Indian Heritage Centre,
5 Campbell Lane,
Singapore 209924



Folktales Of India

Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran takes you on a colourful journey into the world of Indian gods and ancient animal tales that will delight both young and old. Kamini shares some her favourite stories from her Indian repertoire handed down to her by her grandfather. When was the last time you listened to a story? Come to the Indian Heritage Centre and sit by the storyteller, and listen.

Suitable for ages 4 - 8 years old.


Kamini Ramachandran has played an instrumental role in the revival of storytelling in Singapore and around the world. She grew up with a storyteller grandfather and is one of few contemporary storytellers who experienced a master-and-apprentice process of inheriting her repertoire of tales. Renowned for her vast repertoire of Indian folktales, she continues to champion the awareness of the Asian oral tradition. MoonShadow Stories, Singapore’s first storytelling entity focusing on adult audiences and performance storytelling was founded in 2004 with the aim of promoting the lost art of the oral narrative tradition.

She has taught her course The Storytelling Intensive to performing arts students at LASALLE College of the Arts for the last four years. A founding member and past-President (2008 – 2012) and current Vice President (2012 – present) of the Storytelling Association (Singapore), she is also Artistic Director for the Singapore International Storytelling Festival (2012 - 2014). A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, MoonShadow Stories has produced World Storytelling Day in Singapore since 2005. Kamini is one of today’s most unique voices in storytelling.


IHC will launch its inaugural IHC CultureFest, on 8 May 2015. Themed "Kaleidoscope", the three-week long IHC CultureFest will celebrate the richness and diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage, and feature performances, street fairs, workshops, lectures and film screenings at the centre and around Little India. The IHC CultureFest 2015 consists of a 3 week long calendar of events from May 8 to May 31 2015 and is presented as the Indian community's gift to the nation in celebration of SG50.