WEFT, WEAVE, WAFFLE: THE CRAFT OF STORYTELLING

‘The shortest distance between one human being and another….is a story’
Rabbi Shem Tov

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Date
OCT 2024 tbc
price
£170 | £195 | £225*
Location
DARTINGTON
EVENT TYPE
TRAINING
SUITABILITY
adults

Overview

A Foundation in telling traditional stories
Narrative skills are an increasingly valued part of an educators toolkit, applied to great effect in all sorts of settings and with a diverse range of client-groups. The craft of storytelling can be broken down into some fundamentals which once distinguished can assist the rapid improvement for those wishing to make use of it either as professional storytellers, or to blend in with presentation skills they already have.

Finding the right story at the right time is also a key area that the course will consider as well offering some coaching for individual work. Participants will then emerge from this enlivening and empowering process with tales to tell, and more confidence and understanding of how, why and where to tell stories.

Day 1

-Creating the container for risk and play
-Listening skills
-Claiming space and finding the voice
-Distinctions of the storyteller role
-Mechanics and methods of learning stories
-Extemporising

Day 2

-Reviewing practice
-Spontaneous storytelling
-Memory and breath
-Mapping
-Take-offs and Landings
-Pace and pauses
-Your material – coaching the storyteller

Participants should bring a story to tell. This should be familiar enough to work on, but not a ‘finished piece’. Ideally, this is 4-6 minutes long.

* rates for individuals / voluntary-charitable organisations / businesses

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