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Narrative arts workshop proves intimate storytelling fun

category dublin | arts and media | news report author Tuesday December 02, 2008 21:19author by The Oh-Aissieux - Narrative Arts Club Report this post to the editors

What's a story? - for all comers

Argentinian, Spanish and Italian as well as Irish participants provided a warm, international flavour at the latest innovative storytelling workshop in the Narrative Arts Club in Dublin on Sunday.

Blanca shows her storyboard
Blanca shows her storyboard

Eight keen international storytellers jumped in to take part in a series of taboo-breaking exercises in eye contact, storyboarding and finally live storytelling performance at the latest workshop in the narrative arts, led by the original Oh-Aissieux in the Library Bar Extension.

Having warmed up with a bout of soft sniggering, lion roaring and cock-a-snoot laughter, the participants lined up for an exercise in intimate eye contact, where ultimately none could keep a straight face.

Having posed that oh-so-easy and yet so tricky question – “What's a story?” – The Oh-Aissieux rolled up his sleeves to demonstrate a simple storyboarding technique to “defrost” the stories that we might find in print, ready to be “cooked up” in a live storytelling show.

After a break for lunch, participants got down to cooking up stories such as Sun and Moon, Even Evil and The Cold of Mayday Morning.

Finally, each stood alone under the overhead lights of this beautiful Victorian venue – the “people’s palace” in the Central Hotel on Exchequer Street – to perform, to submit to the intense listening of a dedicated audience, and to bask in enthusiastic applause, well earned.

The group was lively and diverse, including a scattering of development workers, computer scientists and even a trained dancer who herself runs improvisation workshops for groups in business, the arts and charitable organisations. But, in the end, it was difficult to know who had most fun: the complete newcomers, or the most experienced performer.

The Oh-Aissieux looks forward to hosting another free workshop again any time such a lively group presents itself.

author by The Oh-Aissieuxpublication date Tue Dec 02, 2008 21:28author email narrativearts at gmail dot comauthor phone 086 060 3818Report this post to the editors

The soft lighting of the Library Bar Extension provided the perfect atmosphere for intimate presentations of storyboards.

Kay and Marco review Blanca's storyboard
Kay and Marco review Blanca's storyboard

Miguel presents his storyboard
Miguel presents his storyboard

Marco sketches out his story to Kay
Marco sketches out his story to Kay

author by The Oh-Aissieuxpublication date Tue Dec 02, 2008 21:41author email narrativearts at gmail dot comReport this post to the editors

Each participant performed solo in a distinctive style for the group.

Blanca performs her piece
Blanca performs her piece

Sara tells her story
Sara tells her story

Kristina tells us about the Cailleach
Kristina tells us about the Cailleach

Brian's flight of fancy
Brian's flight of fancy

The intimacy of the narrative arts with Brian
The intimacy of the narrative arts with Brian

author by The Oh-Aissieuxpublication date Tue Dec 02, 2008 21:45author email narrativearts at gmail dot comReport this post to the editors

Ni bhíonn scéal maith gan éisteoiri maithe.

Good listeners make good stories
Good listeners make good stories

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