Intel: Podcast Series - Episode 6
Topic: Audiences Won't Forget Us
Publishing date: 28 May 2020
- Kamini Ramachandran: Director, MoonShadow Stories.
As a storyteller, Kamini Ramachandran's tools of trade are her voice, her body and her vast knowledge of oral traditions from Southeast Asia. In this strange new world we live in today, she finds that she and her other artists friends have to adapt their practices, but yet, solidarity and support for one another never waver. Kamini talks about how she keeps her audiences engaged and making sure that they don't forget the arts.
Image credit: In Search of the Gelam Tree. Credit: Arts House Limited.
Sound design: Sudeep Lingamneni
Editing and mastering: Jonnine Nokes
About the INTEL: Podcast Series
The Australia Council’s INTEL: PODCAST SERIES is a peer-to-peer market intelligence resource designed to inform and upskill the arts sector on ‘live’, best practice, and innovative approaches to international engagement. The series spotlights guests who are actively forging pathways for the internationalisation of Australian work, and who continue to work within a cross-cultural and cross-border capacity.
Grey Yeoh: International Development Consultant - South & Southeast Asia
Kamini Ramachandran grew up with a grandfather who was a storyteller and inherited his repertoire of traditional tales and family stories. Growing up in the remote jungles of Malaysia, she spent a lot of time reading and also listening to stories from her teachers. Fluent in the Malay language, and with a South Indian ancestry, she is known for her strong Asian repertoire of folklore.
Through Moonshadow Stories, she pioneered storytelling for adult audiences in Singapore. Kamini has been commissioned by The Esplanade, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Arts House Limited to produce storytelling experiences for a diverse range of audiences.
A seasoned storyteller, Kamini has performed at international festivals in Rome, Belgium, Scotland, Wales, England, India, Ireland, Dubai, Malaysia and more. She has performed at The Southbank Centre, inside tents, under banyan trees, on rooftops, concert halls and more places enthralling both children and adults alike. She is also Creative Producer of StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore.
Image credit: Moonshadow Stories