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The Mariner’s Song (KinkyFish)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

Traditional storytelling is difficult: in a world dominated by screens and special effects, it’s no easy task for one man and his words to captivate an entire audience’s attention, yet Rajan Sharma does so beautifully in this spoken word piece. Slowly but surely winding a story of love, adventure and the sea, Sharma creates an intimate atmosphere that aids him in his minimalist storytelling. In taking themes from classical mythology and lyrical poetry, as well as using his family history as an influence, Sharma explores the ancient traditions and tropes that surround this art, as well as weaving commentary on the storytellers themselves, in a style that is both beautiful and hypnotic.

Paradise In The Vault, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucy Caradog]