Rishi Srinivasan’s (Year 8) star is on the rise after a spectacular performance at the National Sustainable Living Festival.
Rishi was selected by the festival and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) as one of eight storytellers for a special event in late February.
Performing to a sold out crowd, Rishi told the Indian myth about a boy named Prahlad and his encounter with the divine God, Vishnu. In the story, Vishnu transforms himself into a half man-half lion creature in order to protect the boy from danger.
Rishi linked this story with his own personal experiences of feeling “in-between” things, such as homes, countries and cultures. In his performance Rishi found ways to combine drama, comedy and music into one, incorporating his training in classical Indian music.
Performing alongside well known storytellers such asKate Lawrence, Dave Davies and Adolfo Aranjuez, Rishi was the youngest of the group.