April 28th (Sun) DISCxTALK by Anje Robertson
- Symbolism in Fairy Tales -
For whom: teachers, parents, grandparents, public speakers, storytellers, writers, policy makers, politicians, gouvernment workers, care givers, day care workers or anyone who would just like to learn more on how The Craft of Storytelling is being used in professional fields.
Many of our Folk and Fairy Tales, Myths and Sages are many, many.... many centuries old.
They are ancient stories, handed over through thousands of generations. They can be so old, we are not able to trace back their origines anymore.
These oldest of oldest stories, bring us the oldest of oldest wisdom and are filled with subtle symbolism, helping us listeners to understand this wisdom at our deepest level.
Master Storyteller Anje Robertson has studied the origines, the keepers and the symbolism over the years and will share her wisdom on this with us.
Where: To be announced, The Hague. Tickets: €18,-
reserve a seat: send an email to: info@DISCstorytelling.com
We all are made of stories -we consist of the stories we heard and tell ourselves.
Personal story is a such an effective and profound craft that storytelling can cover.
It is about You, not about something that happened to someone else once upon a time.
The words woven by the person who experienced the incident can have the power to penetrate straight to the audience's heart and pin them down.
How wonderful if you can get in touch with the power of personal story and are able to share your insight/wisdom with others?
In this course, DISC Director Terra will unfold a fun and exciting journey of getting in touch with personal story(=true life tale).
He will take your hand to let you grasp the basic craft of personal storytelling.
No preparation needed, it is suitable for beginners and people with little experience in storytelling.
And it is also suitable for public speakers, performers, poets and word lovers.
Contents of the course:
-Stretching your storytelling muscles
-Structure of the story
-Authenticity of the teller (being transparent)
Dates: April 13-14(Sat-Sun) 10h00-17h00
Location: "DISC" at Oude Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague
- Storytelling and the Systemic Approach -
March. 3rd (Sun) DISCxTALK by Nancy Wiltink
Nancy Wiltink from Tuin
aan Zee will explore the combination of systemic work and storytelling as a tool for transformation.
For whom: therapists, coaches, teachers, trainers, storytellers, everyone with personal interest in transformation processes, storytelling and systemic work and anyone who wants to discover how techniques of the craft of storytelling is being used in different professional fields.
In this TALK, Nancy will show us the use of the combination of systemic work and narrative approaches (storytelling), focussed on transformational processes.
With systemic, phenomenological work you learn to open up for the big picture first, in order to get deeper insights on a specific question. Which dynamics are visible? Which patterns are
we entangled with? What wants to get moving? Systemic works allows one to physically experience patterns that influence your current reality at a deeper level. The undercurrent of reality.
Nancy will open up and share her knowledge and experience in this field with us.
Where: To be announced, The Hague. Tickets: €18,-
To reserve a seat: send an email to: info@DISCstorytelling.com
Raise Our Voice - Storytelling & gender empowerment
Gender bias is still deeply embedded in every facet of our society: socially, culturally, economically, politically and professionally. Women and girls face unacceptable levels of discrimination and abuse, even in developed countries.
Empowerment enables women to play an inclusive role in society and reach their full potential. Storytelling is a powerful method to help trigger change and is an effective way to (re)claim one’s voice, one’s sense of identity.
Storytelling - whether humorous or serious reflections - inspires, forms connections and can lead to change. Stories about women empowerment revolve around insights on role models, self-esteem, courage, opportunities, ambitions, being authentic and so much more!
In this 1-afternoon course you will work in an intimate group with people from all walks of life, all ages and all parts of the world. Through a series of small, gentle exercises, we will step into eachothers cultures, challenges and inspirations. We experience echothers hopes, fears and dreams.
Who were our role models when we were growing up? When did we feel we were held back? When were we stimulated to grow and shine? And where do we stand now? Who do we inspire and who do we stimultate to grow and shine?
May this afternoon be the start of many Stories of Empowerment; for you, for us and for everybody.
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Time: 15.00 – 17:45 hours
Location: Polak building, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Employees of Erasmus: €7,00
Brought to you in collaboration with:
Lustrum Celebration Team – EUR 105 years, Science meets City
DISC (Dutch International Storytelling Centre)
Mansi Jasuja Consulting, The Hague
This workshop-series is about the other side of story-telling, about Creative Writing, and aims to dive into the craft of creative writing.
In six sessions, you will explore six different elements to writing creatively, which are essential to good writing and which are great to explore and try for yourself.
All of this will be done in the spirit of exploring what material already lives inside you, inspiring you to write freely and in an uninhibited way, and looking into ways you can use that creative headspace in other areas as well, whether professionally or just for fun.
In this workshop-series, you will also sometimes look into (fragments from) original texts: poems, plays, prose or philosophy, in relation to the exercises.
Every session will focus on one specific theme. We will look into;
• Writing from the senses and choosing perspective:
• Developing characters
• Working with tension: structuring text and informing your reader or audience
• Writing dialogue, exploring conflict and subtext
• Writing poetry
• Exploring themes, concerns, interests; finding your voice
None of this will be dry, or purely technical. What we will do, is discovering how you can work with these techniques in a playful way, exploring possibilities of the language as we go along.
You are going to work with short, easily accessible writing exercises, that set you off on a creative path right away, making the next steps in your writing process clear to you as well.
You do not have to have any experience in writing, nor do you have to be working in a creative field. All you need to bring is your pen, a willingness to write, and an open mind.
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The
Hague. Some of her work was performed at STET The English Theatre.
She writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).
Date and Time: Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and Febr. 7th & 14th.
Location: "DISC" at Old Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague
Fee: €160,- /Student
discount for Taster Workshop participants