Kamini Ramachandran (1)

Kamini Ramachandran co-founded MoonShadow Stories more than a decade ago to revive the lost art of the oral narrative tradition. MoonShadow Stories focuses on adult audiences because she believes that once the beauty and wonder of the spoken word is reintroduced to adults, then children will benefit. MoonShadow Stories were the first contemporary storytellers in Singapore to spearhead storytelling for adults.

She is a curator and storyteller with enormous stage presence and respect for the traditions of oral literature. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of stories and the storytelling craft, Kamini has provided customized storytelling consultancy services for festivals, museums, educational institutions etc. She has been commissioned to research and create storytelling content for animation projects, folklore publications and curated museum exhibitions. Her work involves collaborations with visual and performance artists, counsellors, writers, local communities and explorations in faith. Recent festival commissions are “Forest Fables” for The Esplanade; and “Night Walk With The Storyteller” for The Arts House’s 10th anniversary.

She has been a featured storyteller at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, the inaugural Chennai Storytelling Festival, the Rome International Storytelling Festival, Festival at the Edge U.K., Alden Biesen International Storytelling Festival Belgium, The Cooler Lumpur Festival Malaysia and participated in the Sydney International Storytelling Conference. A regular artiste at the Singapore Writers Festival and The Esplanade’s Octoburst Children’s Day Festival, Kamini also participated in the Federation for European Storytelling annual conference.

A founding member and four-term president (2008-2012) of the Storytelling Association (Singapore) and current Vice-President (2012-present), she is also Artistic Director for the Singapore International Storytelling Festival. Kamini teaches The Storytelling Intensive to performance arts students at college level and has produced World Storytelling Day in Singapore since 2005.

Kamini is currently pursuing her MA Artist Educator degree with Goldsmith’s University UK–LASALLE.

 

Website: http://moonshadowstories.com/

Telephone: +65-91163935