Storytellers' Camp Day 2

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Storytellers' Camp Day 2
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Thu 26 March 2020
Thursday 26 March 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Storytellers' Camp is an intensive journey deep into the traditions and contemporary expressions of storytelling. The faculty is led by Camp Director Bob Barton and includes many of the 2020 Toronto Storytelling Festival's national and international storytellers.

Please see the Storytellers' Camp Day 2 Schedule below.

Please note: After you have purchased your ticket for Storytellers' Camp Day 2, you will be contacted by email to confirm your Afternoon Workshop choice.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email festivaloperations@storytellingtoronto.org if you have any questions about tickets.

Day 2 Schedule:

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Workshop

Bob Barton opens with "thinking through the narrative". Mairi Campbell (Scotland) offers playful and profound encounters with story, sound, and movement that have inspired her creative work. Mairi leads participants in embodying word and sound, and experiencing musicality in story.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM International Storytalk: Chirine El Ansary (France, Egypt)

Chirine talks about her experiences telling stories in historic places. She was one of the first contemporary artists to perform in ancient buildings in the heart of the old city of Cairo, and in the markets and old palaces of Damascus and Aleppo. Chirine has performed in Sanaa, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Rome, Naples, Rotterdam, Paris, Oslo, Shiraz, Warsaw, Constantine, Beirut, and London. She has also performed in prisons, Palestinian refugee camps, remote mountain villages, train stations, and forests.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Workshops

Campers choose one workshop:

1. Old Ballads and New Stories: David Francis

As one of Scotland's treasured folk musicians, David is steeped in the traditional art of storytelling that has long been preserved in song and ballad in Scotland. He is clever and gifted at moving from story to song and back again in entrancing ways. David will bring ballads for participants to turn into stories. Magical realism, contemporary settings, and maintaining archetypes are some of the things you'll explore.

2. The Importance of Feedback: Paul Aflalo

Join Replay Storytelling's artistic director, Paul Aflalo, for a workshop on the value and importance of feedback in true storytelling. Each attendee needs to bring a short personal true story to work on.

3. Storytelling Gifts: Ron Evans

Carrying the oral traditions of his Métis and Chippewa-Cree ancestries, Ron rarely chooses his stories ahead of time, since the stories he tells are in response to his listeners. This is an opportunity to experience and discuss the stories that unfold, rather than a workshop.

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