Storytelling For Beginners
Storytelling is an entertainment, a shared experience and a spur to the imagination. Through myths, folktales, epics and fairy tales we find a means to a deeper understanding of each other and ourselves. This course will be taught through practical, on-your-feet and participative workshops...
Taught by: Nell Phoenix.
Storytelling is an entertainment, a shared experience and a spur to the imagination. Through myths, folktales, epics and fairy tales we find a means to a deeper understanding of each other and ourselves. This course will be taught through practical, on-your-feet and participative workshops. The work and progress of the students will be encouraged by tutor's feedback and direction, controlled group-feedback and by audience reaction! You will be required to work on a variety of exercises as a whole group, in small groups, in partners and individually.
Who should take this course?
This course is for anyone with a love of stories and an interest in understanding and developing the skills needed to tell traditional tales.
The course will cover the storyteller's foundation skills-set: selecting repertoire (folk, fairy and fable), crafting stories and storytelling performance techniques.
The techniques will be taught and played with through improvisational games and practical exercises with occasional pen-on-paper activities.
You will be encouraged to practice your storytelling (describing images or telling whole short stories) outside of the classroom, to any one who will listen (family, friends and neighbours).
There will also be the opportunity to tell at StoryNight at Torriano in Kentish Town (monthly adult storytelling club run by Nell Phoenix) for any student who wishes to take the opportunity.
The students will also be encouraged to go to some of the many storytelling events in London. A recommended list will be provided. All activities outside the classroom recommended but totally optional and not a pre-requisite for participating in the course.
- Students need to be comfortable with spoken and written English.
- No prior experience of storytelling or performance is required.
Please bring to the first session:
- A pen and paper if you wish to make workshop notes
- All other materials will be provided
Details for booking
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