u3a - Storytelling


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Why do we tell stories?

Storytelling is our world’s oldest oral art form.
In ancient times it was the only way of education and spreading news.
It is from the ancient Storytellers we have learnt our history.
When we speak of storytelling, we acknowledge a vast heritage of myths, folktales, and stories.
All the traditional legends around the world are from stories that have been told, retold and enhanced by the teller, making each version unique.

Let us help to promote and encourage this ancient magical oral art form

The language of storytelling Is spoken with our body & in words:

1. The Language of the Mind: Information - facts - names - elements - times – places
2. The Language of the Eye: Colour - depth - shade - shape - light - darkness
3. The Language of the Ear: Volume - tone - rhythm - sounds –- pitch - beat
4. The Language of the Heart: Sensation - intensity - force - passion - feelings - regret
5. The Language of the Soul: SILENCE

 Stories have their roots in:

MYTHS are old stories that tell of our creation, and ancestors, of Earth the Heavens and Gods.
LEDGENDS are based on historical figures, heroes, warriors, leaders, Kings and Queens.
FOLKTALES are about ordinary people who with magic and enchantment, have exceled and grow into extraordinary people.

What is a storyteller?

A Storyteller is someone who tells a story.
Not read from a book or a script they`ve learnt.
A storyteller tells each story in a different way, drawing in the listener and making the story just for them
Each telling highlights a feature or topic.
Storytelling can be learnt with time and patience, until you witness it for yourself you simply don`t know what you`re missing

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