Performers

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Kalpana, The Storyteller

(Storytelling)

 

Born and raised in India, this storyteller bring centuries-old myths, legends, humorous incidents, and anecdotal stories from her homeland. "Storytelling has always been an integral part of my life and heritage because the oral tradition has been and still is strong and alive in India." Ever since she was a child, her greatest entertainment was listening to stories told by the elders in the family. 

It is her belief that stories teach us to be compassionate and humane. While providing entertainment for us, stories impart wisdom, ideals, and values which are precious commodities in this day and age. Kalpana believes, "For me, a story is like a magic casement opening the doors and windows to magical experiences and places. When I transport my listeners to all these exotic and faraway lands and people, I feel my storytelling has served a purpose...and so have I.”