DISC Online Storytelling Cafe - 'Stars of Change'
Time & Location
About the Event
June 26th (Sat) 19h-20h CEST (Dutch Time)
Come sit with us in our Storytelling Cafe lounge and meet some of our best Storytellers from all across the world! To join on Zoom, log in HERE (in case you log in via your own zoom account, you might be needing this: Meeting ID: 929 1200 5031 & Password: 014295 )
Get ready for 1 hour filled with 3 Storytellers from across the globe! Just log in, get comfortable and enjoy our Community!
"Once upon a time there was a girl who got some old fairytale books from her grandmother ..."
It seems like all stories start with something similar, and that's exactly where it started for our first Storyteller Janneke Tanja – with old books on Grimm, Andersen, One Thousand and One Nights and later Ovid, Homer…
Years later - and no longer a little girl - Janneke could not imagine a life without stories. She continued to learn from the best storytellers ancient myths, crazy fairytales, stories that just seem to float in the air. All showing us adults that behind those familiar tales, there are stories with raw edges and deep layers.
She is pure story joy and certainly knows how to take you on a journey, starting with those old familiar words: "Once upon a time ...".
Our second Storyteller is full of wit & wisdom: Gauri Raje! A storyteller, educator and workshop facilitator, working with adolescents and adults from multilingual, multicultural and disadvantaged backgrounds. Born and grown up in India, Gauri arrived in the UK as an adult and more recently moved to Scotland.
Her first memories of storytelling are of sitting wrapped up in the sari of her great grand-mother reading stories to her and her father telling her and her sister stories of Marilyn Monroe, Tarzan and the adventures of the British royalty. It sparked her fascination with myths, stories and their power to hold community memories and transform hearts & minds. This became her focuss point during her doctoral fieldwork among indigenous and displaced communities in western India.
She has designed and taught courses to migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers relating to building up their expression skills through storytelling work in English. Gauri herself was formally trained in telling stories with the School of Storytelling UK and then with Jan Blake. She believes storytelling to be a community art form, which enables all - even those with no performance background - to tell their story.
The third Storyteller is Marike Verschoor. She is an educator and storyteller and just loves telling and listening to stories. Her stories can be very gentle and sensitive, and sometimes they are wild with a twist. Marike is a strong believer in the importance of sharing stories, particularly in these strange times. We are looking forward to her story, and to the starlight she is going to spread into the world!
Note. As you know, we are putting our Storytelling Cafe's in the world for free; because we find it important that everyone can join and stay connected. If you would like to partner up with us and help putting this into the world for all to enjoy; consider a donation. You can find all the donation info HERE
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