Art enthusiasts, artistes. First timers, old timers. Wordsmiths and the ones too awkward to speak.
Once a year, storytellers, songwriters, poets and performers from across the globe, gather to share their art with you. At a festival where afternoons are spent sitting down, all cosy and cross legged, swapping stories at a workshop. Or listening to your favourite poet share the secrets of their craft. Where day melts into night as you tune into guitar jams and sing-alongs under fairy lights. Two days to cherish and discover all things beautiful in the universe of performing arts.
Kommune brings to you Spoken - India's biggest celebration of words, voices and stories.
Sit back and enjoy a gathering of personalities, people and passions! Experience workshops with master wordsmiths, sets with busking musicians, and the words of poets & storytellers, on stages scattered across the garden. Take in the sight of a bazaar curated to peak your interests and food stalls lined up to help you refuel. As the sun sets on the city of dreams, watch the main stage play host to a wide range of headlining performances.
Poignant truths, comedic insights, lyrical ballads and far-out fiction in languages as varied as English, Hindi, Urdu and Kannada. Pure creative self-expression. From protest poetry to legendary love songs, you will hear the rallying cries of the heart and the thud of mics dropping.
Lessons in letting your creative juices flow. Come discover your own voice and register for afternoon classes in ancient folklore to new-age spoken word, theatrical performance to lyric-writing and much more. You’ll learn tips and tricks, words of advice and words-to-the-wise from masters in their craft.
Inspired, entertained, captivated, heartened, enlivened, awakened, stirred, motivated, gripped, charmed, joyful, turned on and tuned-in. That inner spark, igniting. Come, be still and be moved.
Hailed as one of India’s most exciting performance arts forums, Kommune goes the extra mile to bring you the best of spoken word in the country. Kommune specialises in Storytelling and Poetry through workshops, performances and now, its new artist road-trips. Etc. Co-founded by Roshan Abbas, Ankur Tewari & Gaurav Kapoor and with artists like Tess Joseph, Rabia Kapoor, Kubbra Sait, Mohammed Sadriwala, Mohammed Muneem, Mehak Mirza Prabhu, Amandeep Singh, and more among its ranks, Kommune is always on the lookout for the next spellbinding performance.