StoryFest workshop:Storytelling through Found Objects- Incorporating audience participation and props within storytelling


Xanthe Gresham-Knight (UK)


Date: Fri, 2 June 2017

Time: 4.30 - 6pm

Venue: Living Room, The Arts House

Ticket price: $20

(Suitable for adult participants 16 years and above)

Recommended for:

  • professional and aspiring storytellers
  • teachers and educators
  • anyone who is looking for a platform for community dialogue

All arts are brothers, each is a light to the other.

We use stories when we recount our day, tell a joke or describe a new friend, but sometimes, professional or not, it can be daunting to tell to an audience.

A story tells the teller. You are part of the audience. Participation, letting children or adults enact bits of the story, breaks down the fourth wall so carefully erected in theatre, releasing humour and humanity. It is a chance for the unexpected, keeping each telling playful and unique. Preparing props can be a great panacea for nerves and also refreshes a story you have told a thousand times.

The workshop will explore participation in all types of story; call and response moments, rhythmic cumulative stories, dressing up in folktales and epics. There will be a chance to use found objects to meditate on a story you love, to see it from a new angle.

About Xanthe Gresham-Knight

Xanthe Gresham Knight has been telling stories for over twenty years. She studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, co-founded the Big Wheel Theatre Company and worked as an actress and teacher before discovering storytelling. She has toured Shahnameh for 15 years, recently working with Adverse Camber production company. A regular performer at the British Museum and the Smithsonian, she is also Storyteller in Residence for Psychologies magazine and has had Residencies at Harvard University, The Chelsea Physic Garden and Stoke and Staffordshire Libraires.

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House

With the support of National Arts Council Singapore

For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com

Fri Jun 2, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Living Room (The Arts House, Singapore)
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StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore