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Rudy Kuhn


Story Telling Performances

Introduction

"By his masterfully dramatic and humoristic ways of story telling, and his art of teaching through beautiful stories, Harish Johari has inspired me to become a story teller", says Rudi. He is also glad that Dada has transformed some of the many hundreds of stories he told, into his books "The Monkeys in the Mango Tree" and "The Birth of The Ganga", maintaining the art of painting pictures with his words.

From 1979 till 1986 Rudi has performed daily on TV in the Dutch version of Sesamy Street as a story teller and actor. Since 1991 his art and performance skills as a story teller have further been developed by training, workshops and performances with the story-tellers collective "O'Rare", of which he is a co-founder.

On stage Rudi performs solo or together with some or all members of O'Rare, for audiences of all ages, adjusting the stories to the situation at hand.

 

Hindu Stories

 

Time: Performing each of these stories will take 20 to 35 minutes

For young children Rudi will sing songs and play his guitar as part of the perfomance, and will invite the children to partake as actors, playing the story

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Afro Carribean Stories

Introduction to Anansi the Spider

Anansi stories originated in West Africa, where they were part of the oral cultural heritage of the Fanti and Ashanti tribes. He is the magical spider and messenger of the God Nyankupon, who descends from heaven to deliver His message and goes back up by his own devise.

The spider's morphology is a solar symbol. His eight legs, symetrically spread around a central body, are like the symbols used worldwide to depict the omnipresent and omnidirectional energy of the Sun (God ). In Hindu religious art this can be seen as the eight lotus petals in many yantras and mandalas. The eight main directions of the compass card also show the same form.

During the more than three hundred years of slave hunt and slave trade, when many millions of African people were taken to other parts of the world, their stories travelled with them. And so the stories of Anansi the Spider became part of the oral tradition of Rudi's native country Surinam.

As the white slave owners prohibited any expression of the slaves' culture, these descendants of different African tribes created new tales and stories, using the old personages in new ways. In the Anansi stories from Surinam, Ba Tigri or Brother Tiger stood for the slave owner. Later on, Tiger generally represented the one in power, be it the government, the police, the employer or the parents.

To the present day, new characters appear in Anansi stories to spread the news and give advise in matters where indiscretion can be deadly. One example is Ba (Brother) Uzi (the brand name of the Israeli machinegun used by the army), who stands for the Surinamese army in general, and the dictatorial army leader Desi Bouterse in particular.

 

Anansi Stories

Time: Performing each of these stories will take 15 to 25 minutes

For young children Rudi will sing songs and play his guitar as part of the perfomance, and will invite the children to partake as actors, playing the story.


 
 
 

 

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