The Artground produced this Interactive Storytelling session through Odissi and Puppetry in collaboration with Soumee De, presented by Indian Heritage Centre. In conjunction with the Indian Heritage Centre’s CultureFest 2020, this first digital edition celebrates the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore through the epic literary work Ramayana.
Behind the scenes live stream recording of Storytelling sessions through Odissi and Puppetry
Soumee De conducted two dance-telling sessions via Zoom. She told the story of how Prince Rama tries to save Princess Sita, after she was captured by the demon king Ravana, with the help of some friends by building a stone bridge. With Soumee incorporated some dance creative movement in the sessions for the children to engage in, as well as included an craft activity to decorate and create puppets of the various characters as part of this [blended approach of a digital and physical experience. For the registered participants, The Artground also posted physical craft kits to kids that attended the session.
Characters from the Ramayana story decorated by kids! The characters and craft materials were in our physical craft kits.
For the registered participants, The Artground also posted physical craft kits to kids that attended the session.
Soumee is a dancer, teacher, mother and a management consultant. She is also the founder of a dance collective of Indian Classical dance called, ETHOS: Exploring the Odissi Spirit with the vision of creating awareness and appreciation of traditional dance