Traditional stories may be old, but if told with passion, flair, and skill, they can engage and resonate with modern audiences. In this introductory workshop, Emily Hennessey shares some of the most fundamental principles of contemporary oral storytelling. Participants will discover their inner storyteller and be inspired to try out their new skills!
Through stories, discussion, and exercises, you will explore:
- taking a story off the page and into the realm of the spoken word
- the process of visualisation
- connection with the listener
- voice, gesture, and expression
EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
- This session will be conducted online via Zoom. A link to the event will be emailed to registered participants.
- Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023
- Time: 5.00 PM to 6.15 PM
- Ages: This session is for participants who are 18 years and older
- No prior experience in storytelling is required.
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About the workshop provider:
Emily Hennessey is a dynamic workshop leader and performance storyteller, often found wielding a stick and stamping her feet as she shares epics, myths, wonder tales and folktales from across the world. She came to storytelling while studying Drama & Theatre Studies at the University of Kent where she met storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu with whom she went on to complete a storytelling apprenticeship. Emily has performed at international festivals and venues including the British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark, Nordic House in Iceland and Kathakar Storytelling Festival in India. Emily has performed at international festivals and venues including the British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark, Nordic House in Iceland, and Kathakar Storytelling Festival in India. Emily is also a key member of the Pandvani108 ensemble. She lives with her family in the Lake District.
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