The Storytelling Intensive
A special storytelling course targeted at Performance Storytelling
Students of performance arts
Storytellers ready to explore public performance
Anyone who is ready to learn the skills of a storyteller
36 - 72 hours of course-based training leading to public performance
No. of Participants:
Maximum of 20 pax
Fluency in the English Language is required
Bring along stories you may possibly want to develop
Notes for Organisers:
A room large enough for movement work and group work
Whiteboard and writing implements
Tables and chairs for group written work
This intensive storytelling course was first conceptualized 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.