In May and June 2017 I began working with storytellers and singers who were searching for new ways to embody character voices in stories and songs. I led a 2 part workshop at The Scottish Storytelling Centre where we explored a range of physical theatre skills which can be applied to oral storytelling and folk song.
I worked with a courageous group of storytellers and singers, who each found a greater joy in their craft through working with the body.
Hi Alice – thank you so much for today – I absolutely loved it! I can see myself sometime in the future being able to relax more into storytelling, but I realize I need lots more involvement with other storytellers. Kate Walker lives local to me and is mentoring me a bit. I have also met Sylvia Troon and she was really encouraging. I heard you mention things the ‘apprentices’ did – how do I get more involved? Once again, thanks for all the prep and hard work you must have put into today, and I look forward to your next workshop. Meanwhile I’m going to enjoy browsing your site! All the very best Anita Peggie – ( the outwardly colourful but inwardly stiff one)!!!
Thank you from me, too, Alice! It was a fun, no-stress and highly useful session on an aspect of storytelling I find very challenging. Many thanks!
Anita, here you go: http://www.tracscotland.org/traditional-arts/storytelling/directory-of-storytellers/storytelling-apprenticeship
I hope to see you there!
It was great to have you at the workshop.
With any luck The Storytelling Centre will be interested in programming the course again so you’ll be able to participate in a part 2.
Thanks for passing on the details about the Apprenticeship Programme.
I’m sure I’ll see you around the Storytelling Centre.
All the best,
Thanks Anita, It’s great to hear you got so much from the workshop. It was a real pleasure to work with you. Looks like Linda has pointed you in the right direction with regard to the storyteller’s apprenticeship programme. It’s a great way to connect with other storytellers and gather ideas and inspiration. You may also be interested to link up with Burgh Bletherers, a group who meet once a month to share stories and talk about storytelling.
I look forward to seeing you for part 2 of ‘Characterisation through Story and Song’, and feel free to contact me in the meantime if you have any questions about preparing for session 2.
All the best, Alice