Art Arattai Aarpattam

My posts on Art Arattai Aarpattam 2010 (AAA-2010).

Art Arattai Aarpattam – A prelude

AAA-2010 At Dakshin Chitra

A good and A not so good one…


Come and know about Haruk

TUIDA presents Tale of Haruk

Do you know The Green Ogre ???

NalandaWay’s Art Arattai Aarpattam 2010 – Children’s Festival

NalandaWay’s Art, Arattai, Aarpattam (AAA) is an annual children’s art, music, and theatre festival. The festival provides a space for children, families and teachers to have new experiences of the arts, to experiment, to challenge, to be inspired and have fun together. The festival is conducted every year in partnership with UNICEF. The festival will be conducted in 32 districts and over 3000 cities, towns and villages across Tamil Nadu.

Event: Arts Carnival

Date: July 16th , 17th , 18th

Venue: Dakshin Chitra

This will be a three-day carnival which will be held at Dakshin Chitra, a cultural heritage centre in Chennai. Workshops on storytelling, book-reading, pottery, clay modeling, Kalamkari etc., will be conducted by professionals, for children between 6-16. The workshop will encourage children to creatively express, experience, and entertain using various art forms.

Event: Sing Along by Krishna Iyer and Jeeva

Date: July 24th

Venue: Museum Theatre

Krishna Iyer and Jeeva [story tellers] will present stories and songs for children. Jeeva will entertain with her stories and her mime; and Krishna and her lively team will present some foot-tapping numbers.

Event: Korean Musical – TUIDA’s “Tale of Haruk”

Date: July 24th

Venue: Sri Muthu Venkatasubba Rao Auditorium

For the first time in India, TUIDA, a performance group from South Korea will be performing “The Tale of Haruk”. This play has won the Best Play, Acting, Playwright, Art Directing Prize at 2002 Seoul Children’s Theatre Award, and received rave reviews for its experimental spirit, elaborate and creative set-designs.

Event: Super Singer Juniors-LIVE

Date: July 25th

Venue: Sri Muthu Venkatasubba Rao Auditorium

Vijay TV’s super singer juniors will be performing popular numbers from Tamil Cinema.

Event: “Adventures of the Green Ogre” [based on the character by William Steig]

Date: July 30th

Venue: Sri Muthu Venkatasubba Rao Auditorium

This is an English musical based on the movie Shrek. The play is directed by popular theatre personality Michael Muthu. He founded BoardWalkers in 1991 which consistently picks and promotes young talent from the city colleges. His famous productions include Biloxi Blues, God, Sleuth, The Hairy Ape, Jesus Christ Superstar

and The Pied Piper of Hamlin.

Event: Kattai Koothu – “Kuruvanj”[by a troupe from Kancheepuram]

Date: July 31st

Venue: Pitty Thyagaraya Hall

This will be a street-theatre type performance in Tamil by Kattai Koothu a troupe in Kancheepuram.

Event: Alibaba and Forty Police [by Nalandaway Children Theatre Group]

Date: August 1st

Venue: Sri Muthu Venkatasubba Rao Auditorium

Ali Baba and the Forty Police is an adaptation of the age old Arabian tales “Ali baba and the forty thieves”. This will be performed by children from  various government homes across Tamil Nadu.

Event Genres

Event Genre
Arts Carnival Arts and Craft
Sing along Music- Kids musical
Tuida’s- Tale of  Haruk Play- Children’s Play
SuperSenior Juniors- LIVE Concert- Light music by child stars
Adventures of the Green Ogre Play-Children’s Play
Kattai Koothu – Kurvanj Play- Tamil folk art
AliBaba and Forty Police Play-Children’s play

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