StoryFest 2018: Adapting Novels for Performance - by Maimouna Jallow

Recommended for:

  • Teachers & Educators
  • Artists
  • Storytellers
  • Writers
  • Spoken Word

This workshop draws on the belief that there can be a symbiotic relationship between written fiction and performance storytelling. Whilst there has been a renaissance in African literature in the past decade, the tradition of oral storytelling is on the decline. Maïmouna has developed a body of work based on the adaptation of novels by African women for the stage, using performance to give non-reading audiences access to literature – 183 million African adults are illiterate. Meanwhile, the project aims to revive oral traditions by incorporating song, dance and music, and creating a direct relationship with audiences using call and response.

Areas addressed:
This workshop will take participants through the step-by-step process of adapting novels into performance including

  • What types of literary works are ideal for storytelling.
  • How do you turn a book into a performance script.
  • How do you maintain the spontaneity of storytelling in scripted performances.
  • How do you make your show come alive with music, dance, and song.
  • How to navigate permissions and rights.

Highlights:

  • This workshop will be hands on, giving participants ample opportunity to test the theory.
  • In addition, Maïmouna will demonstrate her work with literary fiction adaptation through short performances.
  • Develop key skills to aid in how to adapt novels that you love into performances.
Buy Link: https://adaptingnovelsforperformance.peatix.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_content=364454&utm_source=related%3A364453&utm_campaign=related
Event price: $20
Event CTA:
  • Download the full programme booklet, images/programmes/storyfest/2018/StoryFest-2018-a-Programme-Booklet.pdf, Y
Event start date: 2018-06-01 06:00
Event end date: 2018-06-01 08:00
Custom Event Date(s): 1 JUN 2018, FRI
Custom Event Time(s): 2PM – 4PM
Additional information:

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING RULES
Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/performance is permitted within reason.

ADMITTANCE RULES
All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased at the entrance.

Presenters(s):
  • MAÏMOUNA JALLOW
Presenter information:

ABOUT MAÏMOUNA JALLOW

Maïmouna is a Nairobi-based storyteller, journalist and communications consultant. She is co-founder and director of Positively African, an organisation that brings together a Pan-African network of activists, artists and academics working at the intersection between art and social justice. In 2015, Positively African launched The Nairobi Storytelling Festival.

Most recently, Maïmouna has adapted and performed novels by African women for the stage as part of a series called ‘Re-Imagined’. She has performed her adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s acclaimed novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives on several stages: Storymoja Festival (Ghana); the Writivism Festival (Uganda); Stories of the Anthropocene Festival (Sweden); Africa Writes (UK); the Cairo International Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre (Egypt); The Scottish International Storytelling Festival and at the Ake Arts and Book Festival (Nigeria).

She is currently a fellow of the inaugural Ford Foundation African No Filterinitiative, and is working on the ‘Re-Imagined Folktales’ children’s book with writers from across Africa and the diaspora. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Forbes Woman Africa, and The East African, amongst others.

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StoryFest 2018: Story House with The Storytelling Centre Limited

Recommended for ages 3 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout.

The perfect place for storytelling for all ages! Story House is a cosy, intimate space sponsored by 
Big Tiny for StoryFest 2018. Come explore selected storytelling books, puppets and resources as you gather with friends and family inside this special space. Reconnect with the power of listening as you hear stories told. Discover sharing your own stories through simple story games and story cards. Story House is a free public activity that encourages everyone, both big and small and young and old to sit down, gather as a community and share the beauty and wonder of storytelling. Ignite your imaginations and #BeLegendary!

This event is supported by BIG Tiny

Event venue: Front Yard
Registration Link: https://storyhouse.peatix.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_content=365431&utm_source=related%3A364451&utm_campaign=related
Event price: Free
Event CTA:
  • Download the full programme booklet, images/programmes/storyfest/2018/StoryFest-2018-a-Programme-Booklet.pdf, Y
Event start date: 2018-06-01 03:00
Event end date: 2018-06-03 12:00
Custom Event Date(s): 1 – 3 JUN 2018, FRI – SUN
Custom Event Time(s): 11AM – 8PM
Additional information:

ADMITTANCE TERMS

  • Story House can only accept small groups of people for each session – 12 - 15pax depending on ages.
  • All visitors must queue in an orderly manner and wait for their turn to enter the Story House.
  • Footwear, bags and bulky items must be removed and placed outside the Story House.
  • Food and beverage is not permitted inside the Story House.
  • Each facilitated session (storytelling, games, craft etc.) is limited to 20-mins.
  • Safety is priority – patrons who pose a threat to others safety or to the structure, will be asked to leave the Story House.
  • StoryFest is not responsible for any loss or damages of belongings.
  • StoryFest is not responsible for any accident or personal injury occurring in or around the Story House.

Find out more at www.storyfestsg.com

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StoryFest 2018: Master Class #1 by Dr Nicola Grove

Recommended for:

  • Special Needs Sector
  • Teachers & Educators
  • Counselling & Therapy
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Community Facilitators
  • Storytellers

This workshop will explore effective ways of using traditional stories with children and adults who have language and communication difficulties. Multi-sensory storytelling involves awareness of the many modalities through which a story is communicated that go beyond words, including: use of voice and music, expressive movement and gestures, images, physical props, touch and smell.

The workshops addresses those with the most severe needs at the centre of the work, considering what a story means and how it can be told with authenticity and respect. When we go deeply into the story, solutions often present themselves. As well as pure enjoyment, stories can also promote empowerment, resilience, healing and inclusion.

All cultures have a resource of stories that address issues of exclusion and discrimination, and which can be used to strengthen the voices of those who are often left out. Participants will work with selected stories, introducing multi-sensory elements, and considering how they can be used to develop confidence and a positive sense of identity.

Highlights:

  • Participants can expect to enjoy stimulating discussion that probes our practice.
  • Collaborate in creating your own adaptations of stories to take away and use in your work settings.
  • Use will be made of drama, props and sensory exploration.
  • Be ready to take part, play seriously, but don't feel under pressure.

Skills: 

  • Participants will understand the critical role of stories in shaping how we think about each other and the world.
  • Learn how to adapt a traditional story so that it can be enjoyed by everyone across the range of ability.
  • Discover how to employ multi-sensory tools selectively and appropriately to convey a story.
  • Understand the significance of how disability is represented in traditional tales in different cultures.
  • Develop ideas for using traditional stories to empower people who are marginalised through disability.
  • Take away a fun story ready to use in your practice.
  • The workshop will appeal to anyone working with individuals who have communication difficulties, including intellectual disabilities - moderate,severe or profound; specific language difficulties; autistic spectrum disorders; those with severe hearing or visual impairments - in educational, health, social care or community settings. Some knowledge and experience is recommended, either in special needs or in storytelling practice.
Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: https://storytellingdisability1.peatix.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_content=364451&utm_source=related%3A364453&utm_campaign=related
Event price: $200
Event CTA:
  • Download the full programme booklet, images/programmes/storyfest/2018/StoryFest-2018-a-Programme-Booklet.pdf, Y
Event duration:

1 HOUR

Event start date: 2018-06-01 02:00
Event end date: 2018-06-01 09:00
Custom Event Date(s): 1 JUN 2018, FRI
Custom Event Time(s): 10AM - 5PM
Additional information:

ADMITTANCE RULES

All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.

There are links with the second Master Class Storytelling & Disability 2 (4th June, Monday), dealing with personal storytelling, but each workshop can be attended independently.


For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com

Presenters(s):
  • DR NICOLA GROVE
Presenter information:

ABOUT DR NICOLA GROVE

Nicola Grove trained as a teacher and speech therapist, specialising in intellectual disability, special educational needs, and sign language. Her doctoral research explored the linguistic and creative status of the manual signing of children with disabilities. She pioneered the use of literature and story in special schools, winning an award for her book on the topic. She has worked as a consultant on curriculum, narrative and communication, most recently for the Story Museum in Oxford. Currently she holds an honorary lectureship at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.

She left her university post in London to set up Openstorytellers, an award winning charity which promotes voice and community empowerment for people with intellectual and communication difficulties. Working in partnership, the members tell legends, historical and personal stories, in schools and day services, at conferences and festivals and at training courses. Story is also used to support self-advocacy and citizenship, using an innovative collaborative approach which has transformed the ability of young people to speak up for themselves.

Nicola has given presentations and workshops all over the world. She has researched the representation of people with disabilities in myth and legend, collecting stories in South Africa, Canada, Australia and Japan, where she developed a project to challenge stigma through celebrating ‘Heroes with a Difference’. Her books include: Odyssey Now (1996),Ways into Literature (2005), Learning to Tell (2009),Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs (2013) and The Big Book of Storysharing (2014).

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StoryFest 2018: Story Cloth Making with Mslatenightjam

Recommended for ages 4 and above.

Paying tribute to the festival theme #BeLegendary, visual artist Mslatenightjam creates illustrations inspired by the key stories told during StoryFest 2018. Taking elements from characters, landscapes and motifs, she paints a series of Story Cloths reminiscent of the traditional pieces of illustrated fabrics used by bards and storytellers.
Commissioned by The Storytelling Centre Ltd, the Story Cloth is a free community engagement activity suitable for all ages. Pick up a brush, be guided by Mslatenightjam, and take your time as you bring life to visual stories through colour. Watch as the legends and myths are slowly revealed over the span of the festival. Ignite your imaginations and #BeLegendary!

Event venue: Front Porch
Registration Link: https://storycloth.peatix.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_content=365429&utm_source=related%3A365431&utm_campaign=related
Event price: Free
Event CTA:
  • Download the full programme booklet, images/programmes/storyfest/2018/StoryFest-2018-a-Programme-Booklet.pdf, Y
Event start date: 2018-06-01 03:00
Event end date: 2018-06-03 10:00
Custom Event Date(s): 1 - 3 JUN 2018, FRI - SUN
Custom Event Time(s): 11AM - 6PM
Presenters(s):
  • MSLATENIGHTJAM
Presenter information:

ABOUT MSLATENIGHTJAM

Joy is an artist and illustrator who enjoys exploring creative applications for her drawing and acquires inspiration through sharing with others. Her previous work experiences include working as a graphic designer and an art educator in secondary level. She has worked on projects, specially commissioned by Food Republic, All Things N'ice, Passion Arts, and Community Clubs to produce artworks and murals. 

Her recent graduation from LASALLE’s Fine Arts Faculty provided her with an artistic edge over her former Visual Communication Diploma from Temasek Polytechnic, which formulates her multi-disciplinary approach in her creative sensibilities. An honest simple aesthetic with a tinge of delightful sunshine is what she appreciates the most.

Find out more at www.storyfestsg.com

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பேனாச்சுடர் - A Tamil Creative Writing Workshop

Join us for this special edition of பேனாச்சுடர் - A Tamil Creative Writing Workshop as poet Harini V and actor Sivakumar Palakrishnan, explore historical sites in the civil district area through prose and poetry. Most of these buildings, including The Arts House's Chamber, The National Gallery, the Asian Civilisations Museum and Central Fire Station, which hold great legacy, have also been reinvented to be modern artistic hotspots. Come in this walking and writing tour that will explore the spaces that hold many of Singapore’s valued stories and myths and the intersection with our daily lives.

This session is conducted in Tamil.

Meeting Point: Council Room

Production: Presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Council Room
Registration Link: https://tamilcreativewriting.peatix.com/
Event CTA:
  • LumiNation 2019, /programmes-details/the-arts-house-presents/lumination-2019, N
Event start date: 2019-08-17 01:10
Event end date: 2019-08-17 01:10
Custom Event Date(s): 17 Aug 2019, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 5pm - 7pm
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