January 07, 2024: The enchanting ‘City of Lakes,’ Udaipur, invites travelers to embark on a journey into the art of storytelling with the 5th edition of Udaipur Tales, an international storytelling festival set to captivate audiences with spoken words, live music, and dance performances. From January 12 to January 14, 2024, the Park Exotica Resort in Udaipur, Rajasthan, will transform into a haven for those eager to explore the lost art of storytelling.
Diverse Narratives and Performances
This immersive 3-day event boasts a rich tapestry of storytelling genres, featuring Contemporary, Romance, Dastangoi, Historical, Mystery, Thriller, Kavad (Ancient Rajasthani Storytelling), and Folk tales. Renowned storytellers such as Mita Vashisht, Rebecca Lemaire, Gautam Agarwal, Syed Sahil Agha, Gautam Mukerjee, and Adhaar Khurana will weave narratives that transport audiences to diverse realms, captivating their imaginations.
Beyond Words: A Multifaceted Festival
Udaipur Tales transcends traditional storytelling, incorporating dance and music into its narrative tapestry. Dancer Zia Nath and musicians Rahgir, YUGAM, and more will grace the stage, elevating the festival’s immersive experience.
- When: January 12-14, 2024
- Where: Park Exotica Resort, Udaipur, Rajasthan
- Price: Free for all
Tickets are available on Udaipur Tales, Paytm Insider, and BookMyShow.
Traditions of Storytelling in Asia
Udaipur Tales has emerged as a prominent storytelling event in India, celebrating the rich traditions of storytelling from various Asian regions. From Iran, the festival introduces Naghali, an art form narrating stories in verse or prose with tone, feelings, and expression. In Central Asia, the festival explores dastans (Turkic epics), which serve as oral histories and integral parts of Turkic literature. Korean P’Ansori, a form of sung folk narrative, shares tales from Korea, adding a global dimension to the festival’s cultural tapestry.
A Lively Extravaganza
Building on the success of previous editions, Udaipur Tales 2024 promises a vibrant celebration of storytelling, with an array of genres, including history, romance, mystic, mystery, and an exclusive children’s segment. The festival also embraces a diverse mix of folk art performances and fusion musical forms, ensuring that every attendee leaves with a richer understanding of storytelling traditions from around the world.
As Udaipur becomes the epicenter of cultural exchange, Udaipur Tales 2024 invites you to join this cultural odyssey, where stories transcend boundaries and unite us in the shared joy of narrative exploration. Book your tickets now and immerse yourself in the magic of Udaipur Tales.