Thursday, November 26, 2015

Deaf Poetry and Storytelling Performances

Well, this video by Sorenson Communications is wonderful.
A true lesson of what telling stories means.
Some people think that is mainly about voice and costumes, make up and scenography.
That the best diction gives the best results.
And if you have a good story, you should have all you need.
That is incredibly wrong and this precious clip is the proof.
The true essence of a storyteller are passions and emotions, strong willing to give and share yourself, all no verbal energy and each hidden light coming from inside.
Sometimes we should shut up the sound to watch things and get their real value…




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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Common Ground - Building global bridge

Well, I am very glad to share this, more than all today.
I just watched the video that in a few minutes told about the important and notable work made by Vilostrada.
As the official website explains, it is a lifestyle brand, a social enterprise that sell fair-traded Moroccan artisan goods in a webshop, stores in Sweden and market sales on Costa Del Sol. Developing sustainable business models and run projects for community benefit.
"Building bridges with education, entrepreneurship and storytelling", in northern Morocco, is their community project named Common Ground, realized together with local and global partners.
I like that, this is the answer, before and moreover now.
Good job, follow this road, guys.
Because this is the only possible and sustainable one.



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Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Jataka Tales: The Merchant of Seri

Today I am very happy to share with you a “storytelling through art” video, The Merchant of Seri, from The Jataka Tales, a wonderful “storytelling through art” video by SEAMEO SPAFA.
From the Youtube Channel description: SEAMEO SPAFA is the regional coordinator for professionals and educationalists in the fields of Southeast Asian Archaeology and Fine Arts. It is under the aegis of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and is hosted by the Government of Thailand. SEAMEO SPAFA aims to: 1) Cultivate awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage through collaboration in information dissemination and other relevant programs; 2) Promote and help enrich archaeological and cultural activities in the region; 3) Further professional competence in the fields of Archaeology and Fine Arts through the sharing of resources, experience and skills within the framework of regional programs and activities; and 4) Advance mutual knowledge and understanding among the countries of SE Asia through regional programs in the aim to raise awareness of cultural diversity and regional identity and to meet the changes and needs associated with the social and economic integration of SE Asia.
The clip was produced by MVK SALLEC (Self-Access Language Learning Centre), Mahavajiralongkornrajavithayalai Buddhist College, Sri Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
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About the story, Jataka tales have appeared in the Buddhist scripture (Tripitaka) and “The Merchant of Seri” teaches honesty is the best way to live.
One of the most important reason that moved me to create this website was to explore and share storytelling in all his expressions all over the world, in order to learn other cultures and traditions just listening stories.
The video I spoke of today is a perfect example of it.
Enjoy the tale and the moral inside.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Night of the Spoken Word

Well, what can I say, this video and others I found on this channel are very beautiful.
I confess, I did not know anything about this wonderful event, AbujaNSW5, Night of the Spoken Word (NSW), presented by Dike-Ogu Chukwumerije, writer and poet.
But let’s go back to the clip.
The show by Michael Ogah is, in my humble opinion, a very good example of how a live storytelling should be.
First of all, it is original.
You do not expect that the storyteller will start singing and with such ability too.
Then you have the story, the words and every game of the latter.
It works, it works a lot.
The last, but not the least, you need a talented storyteller and you have him in mister Ogah, yes you have.
My sincere compliments to all of you, guys.

Dike-Ogu Chukwumerije's blog: http://dikechukwumerije.blogspot.com


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