All people are potential storytellers. In this introductory workshop we will talk about the folk tale and we will confront its weight and lightness. Also, we will explore orality and connect with the storyteller within us – the homo narrans, the man who has learned to inhabit spiritual worlds involving times that are not present and places that are the stuff of dreams.
Daily, and for 4 days, we interact in a three-hour workshop, where we will discuss the folktale and its genres, orality, the difference between reading aloud and oral storytelling, and we will work practically in the following areas:
How do I access my material?
How do I use my imagination?
How do I appropriate a fairy tale?
Mnemonic and fairy-tale motifs
Extralinguistic and paralinguistic elements in oral narration
The symbolism of fairy tales and our personal meaning
The narrator’s body and breath
The 5th day will be followed by a presentation of the participants’ work (narration to the audience).
Within the framework of the workshop, specific work material will be provided (folk tales from various countries), while the participants can also bring a folk tale of their choice on which to work.
The workshop is aimed at storytellers, group animators, educators, parents, as well as anyone who wants to walk in the world of fairy tales and storytelling.