"Stories from here and there, about us and someone else, about kings and soldiers, about then and now".
The importance and relevance of stories remain unchanged through the years; it is the way we move forward. It was with this aim and the extraordinary circumstances we found ourselves in that made us take our signature storytelling programme, "Little Cloud" (under AHA! - Theatre for Children) onto a digital platform. All the videos were shot during the COVID-19 lockdown with just phone cameras! 15 of the country's best theatre artists came together to share 21 stories in 6 languages in the Series 1; Series 2 went even bigger with our friends from the United States, Switzerland, Austria and Germany joining our Indian artistes, resulting in 16 storytellers, 16 stories, 4 languages and 2 Indian classical art forms.
As our Artistic Advisor, Arundhati Nag, puts it, "Today, more than ever before, as we look into the way we have conducted our lives and the kind of world we are going to bequeath to the little ones, we need to share with them stories. Stories that will enlarge their sense of self-sufficiency, respect for others, sense of justice, sharing, caring and many more ways to negotiate and shape the different world ahead."