© Cat Gerrard

illustrations by Nanna Koekoek

Last updated Feb 2018

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PANDVANI 108

Pandvani 108 clattered noisily onto the storytelling scene in 2011, creating and performing high energy performances of short sections of myth and epic using a technique that combines a storyteller, a ‘Ragi’ (whose interjections – both serious and comedic – spur the narrative ever onwards), and a deceptively ad hoc backing band. Energy, immediacy and a passion for the stories we tell is at the heart of what we do, which has been described by audiences as…

‘inspirationally brilliant’, ‘an unquestionable highlight’, ‘stunning’, and ‘totally addictive’

‘playful, powerful, dynamic…a highlight of this year’s festival’  ~ Director, Beyond the Border Festival

‘one of the most exciting things to emerge in contemporary performance storytelling’ ~The Crick Crack Club

Pandvani108 perform in festivals, theatres, art centres, castles, caves, sea-shores and palaces…in fact – pretty much anywhere… We set out to make global myth and epic accessible and entertaining for contemporary audiences of all ages, without relying on any prior experience of storytelling or knowledge of the material we tell.  We’ve devised a unique style and ensemble approach which can accommodate and enhance the individuality of the performers involved, and support structured improvisation.