Stories Through The Mind’s Eye: Tales From The Native Tongue
Storytelling Performance By Lasalle College of the Arts Students
Graduate performances by students of The Storytelling Intensive 2016 Course
|Date:||18 – 20 Feb 2016|
LASALLE College of the Arts
No:1 McNally Street
Stories Through The Mind's Eye: Tales from the Native Tongue
Three nights of storytelling by master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran’s students from her course The Storytelling Intensive 2016. This performance features 7-8 different stories from Asia performed each night by students from Level 1 Diploma in Performance from LASALLE College of the Arts. Come listen to tales from India, Japan, Arabia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bali. Stories of gods, mythical creatures, magic, foolishness, trickery, wisdom, romance, heartbreak, love, death and more.
Kamini Ramachandran facilitates her annual The Storytelling Intensive course at La Salle College of the Arts.
This 3-night performance is the culmination of 4 weeks of intensive storytelling performance training.
Each night, 7-8 graduate students of this course share different stories from various parts of Asia.
This intensive storytelling course was first conceptualized in 2012 for La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore, for their Level 1 Diploma in Performance students from the Faculty of Performing Arts.
Participants will be prepared for performance standard storytelling and the course will culminate in a public performance targeted at adult audiences. The course is carried out over a series of consecutive days, of 3 - 6 hours per day.
A highly participative course that involves all participants in storytelling exercises, activites and practice opportunities in telling to a live audience. Individual feedback and listener's observation are core elements of this course. Participants will be exposed to a variety of ways of performing their story and encouraged to find their own individual style as a storyteller. Memorization of text is discouraged and internalization of the story is encouraged. Only stories from the oral tradition will be used during this course (legends, myths, epics, folktales, fables, fairy tales and traditional oral narrative stories).
Use of space and levels
Key Word Analysis
Reconstructing a deconstructed story
Incorporation of Props
Incorporation of Music and Instruments
Telling in Public
Audience involvement, interaction and participation
Listener's Observation and Feedback
Elements of Crafting and Creating a Story
Elements of Telling a Story to a live Audience
About the Facilitator
Kamini Ramachandran has been instrumental in the revival of the art of storytelling in Singapore through her work in MoonShadow Stories which she co-founded in 2004. She is a founder member as well as the President of the Storytelling Association (Singapore) from 2008 – 2012. She brings a wealth of story-crafting expertise with her through her customized storytelling content creation and storytelling consultancy experience.