Usha Venkatraman

 

Member profile details

Membership level
1 PROFESSIONAL
First name
Usha
Last name
Venkatraman
Photo
Professional:
Storyteller
Country of Residence
India
City/Town of Residence
Mumbai
Preferred Audience
  • Preschool
  • Primary
  • Teenage
  • Adult
  • Seniors
  • Special Needs
  • Corporate/Organisation
Preferred Audience Size
  • Pp to 100
Languages I tell in
English, Tamil, Hindi
My first paid performance was in (year)
1997
Performing Experience
1) Bookaroo International Children's Literature Festival. 2012, 2014, 2017.
2) Kathakar International Children's Storytelling Festival New Delhi, 2016.
3) Anjali International Children's Festival Bhubaneswar, 2015, 2017.
4) Kahani Festival, Jaipur 2014.
5) AWIC Festival at IHC New Delhi, 2012, 2014.
International Experience
1) Storywood Conference, Gotenburg, Sweden 2010. Uddevella Museum Sweden in 2010.
2)AFCC Singapore, 2014.
3) Under the Hans Christian Anderson Statue, Central Park New York, 2013.
4) Manhattan School, New York 2013. Workshop on Indian culture for 3rd & 7th graders.
5) Sydney International Storytelling Conference, Sydney, Australia 2014.
6) Kala Ghoda Festival Mumbai India, 2005, 2012, 2013.
7) Performance in Hawaii for a story gathering in 2013.
8) At Jonesborough, Tennessee 2014. Open Mike.
9) The Story Space, Boston in September 2018.
10) PINKS Festival 2018.
11) Penang Science Cluster 2018. STEAM Workshop.
12) The International School of Kuala Lumpur ISKL 2018.
My Style
I am a Spoken Word Artist, keeping the oral tradition of storytelling alive. I use puppets & props while telling. I am a classical vocalist and hence into musical storytelling. I use drama & voice modulations while telling. I fuse folk form with classical form while telling.
My Repertoire
  • Stories from my culture
  • Asian folktales
  • World stories
  • Stories I have created
  • Myths & legends
  • Historical stories
Area(s) of Focus
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Healing
  • Heritage
  • Organisational
  • Peace
3 favourite workshops that I conduct
1) Storytelling in Education.
2) Corporate Storytelling. Hybrid method.
3) How to be a Talespinner.
4) STEAM Storytelling workshop.
Publicity Headshot
Photo 2: You Telling
Photo 3: You Telling

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in Singapore in June 2018.

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