This is a broad outline of the training I run for storytellers and teachers. There are links to further details, enrollment and payment for courses that are booking up now. Places can book up quickly on open courses so to be sure of getting a place subscribe to my mailing list and you will be the first to hear. The courses in Bleddfa are booking now.
Many usable, precise and effective storytelling techniques lie hidden in plain sight in our social storytelling. In this workshop you will find out what they are and how to use them in order to be more authentic, spontaneous and present in your storytelling.
Storytelling uses rhythm in the way that it is performed as well as its structure but most of us are only dimly aware of how we can directly use this aspect of storytelling in our work. Once you dive into the world of rhythm whole new vistas open up. Taught with the singer, composer and vocal coach Pauline Down.
staging the story
Telling stories in more formal spaces and telling with other storytellers can lead us into the world of cues and blocking which sucks the fun and juice out of our storytelling and gets between us and the audience. In this workshop you will develop ways to work in more 'theatrical' spaces without losing the immediacy of storytelling.
We will use a number of techniques and processes to get inside the mythic world and start to perform it convincingly. This workshop is based on the extensive preparation process that went into the two Welsh mythological shows Hunting the Giant's Daughter and Dreaming the Night Field with Adverse Camber.
Based on our experimentation in preparation for the Shakespeare and storytelling show Angerona, we will explore Shakespeare's own text, his animate view of the world and his many source stories. This course is taught with storyteller and Shakespearean actor Paola Balbi.
creativity in the classroom
With Lead Creative Schools Schemes taking place across Wales and preparations for the implementation of the new curriculum, the emphasis on creative learning is increasing. These workshops focus on teachers' innate creativity and help boost their own confidence as creative facilitators.
Whether derived from the collections of Grimm, Calvino, J.F. Campbell or any of the others who gathered these amazing stories for posterity the wonder tale has become a staple of the storytelling revival. Bring a wonder tale and we will help you find the resonance, power, joy and wonder in it and bring it out in the telling.