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Bitesize: Secrets of a Storyteller


Sun May 17 2015, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Esplanade - Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Bitesize: Secrets of a Storyteller: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: lollipopper1507


Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms that has influenced how we communicate as human beings. It is as relevant in the 21st century as it was during the early periods of orality, cave-drawings, and animated speech. How does a storyteller weave a web of magic over her audience that lasts for hours? What role do gestures and expression play as non-verbal communication? How does she remember a repertoire of stories without memorization? These are just some of the secrets of a storyteller.

Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran will share practical storytelling techniques that anybody can apply and learn from. These specific performative skills are fundamental components of the Art of Storytelling. Participants will learn through demonstrations by a highly experienced performance storyteller and artist educator with international experience. The workshop will be interactive with storytelling exercises on understanding the power of the voice, body and breath. The workshop will also introduce participants to various non-verbal communication techniques to enhance their storytelling. At the end of this session, you will have an inside view of the storyteller's secret bag of tricks for memorable performances and engaged audiences.

Kamini Ramachandran has played a vital role in the revival of storytelling in Singapore and around the world. She was mentored by a storyteller grandfather during her childhood and is one of few contemporary storytellers who experienced a master-and-apprentice process of inheriting her repertoire of stories. MoonShadow Stories, Singapore’s first storytelling entity focusing on adult audiences and performance storytelling was founded in 2004 with the aim of promoting the lost art of the oral narrative. She has taught her course The Storytelling Intensive to performing arts students at LASALLE College of the Arts for the last four years. Her course, with a strong focus on Asian oral content, is the only kind taught at an institution of higher arts education. A founding member and past-President (2008 – 2012) and current Vice President (2012 – present) of the Storytelling Association (Singapore), she is also Artistic Director for the Singapore International Storytelling Festival. A highly sought after artist educator, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, associate member of the National Society for Education in Art & Design and International Society for Education through Art. Kamini has been a featured storyteller at international festivals in Scotland, England, Rome, Chennai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Belgium. MoonShadow Stories has produced World Storytelling Day in Singapore since 2005.

She is one of today’s most unique voices in storytelling.