RE-TELLING DISAPPEARING TALES
In Spring 2017, Richa Nagar was joined by Tarun Kumar in the facilitation of ‘Stories, Bodies, Movement,’ a course that conceptualized storytelling as an intense and ongoing conversation with the histories and geographies that each of us have inherited. The course explored the ways in which ethical listening and retelling of stories must approach stories as simultaneously global and intimate and as marked by both love and violence. Such retelling pays attention to the ways that the protagonists may also be antagonists, and the victims may also be victimizers. The course culminated in the staging of a play entitled, ‘Retelling Dis/appearing Tales,’ directed by Tarun Kumar and staged on 8 May 2017.