The Storytelling Intensive

A special storytelling course targeted at Performance Storytelling

Target Participants:

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

Pre-Workshop Preparation:

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.

Areas Covered:

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



Non-Verbal Communication

Story Mapping

Key Word Analysis

Reconstructing a deconstructed story

Incorporation of Props

Incorporation of Music and Instruments

Tandem Telling

Ensemble Telling

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.