The much loved fairy tale (also known as ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’) finds its origin in the 12th century Germany.
Legend tells of a piper dressed in pied clothing who was hired by a small village plagued with rats to get rid of the vermin using a magical flute. After leading the rats with his enchanted flute, the villagers refused to pay the piper, prompting him toplay his flute leading all their children away.
Students from the Nehru Word School will perform the play ‘Der Rattenfänger von Hameln’ with a cast of over 100 actors, dancers, narrators and musicians. The hour long play will transport the audience back to the medieval ages to observe the legend of the piper. This will be followed by a fusion dance bringing us back to the present day, performed by a dance group from one of Delhi’s Kendriya Vidayala Schools.