Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sonia Sabri Storytelling through hands

Well, what I just saw...
I suggest you to watch this very beautiful video by Sonia Sabri, Storytelling through hands.

The clip description says briefly “I am a free spirit… either admire me from the ground or fly with me, but don’t every try to cage me...” (Marguerite Corsairs).
In my humble opinion, while the words concisely speak, her hands do the rest, telling the whole story with great passion and mesmerizing the audience.
Who tell live stories or in general do theatre know how hands are important, as the entire body. But hands have a particular role, have a voice, a soul, they are like a dancing couple, as Sonia Sabri perfectly demonstrates.
Abroad many say that in Italy we speak with hands, more than voice.
This video shows that you might also fly with them.

Official website: Sonia Sabri Company




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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

African Storytelling Some Fathers

Well, this clip is more than just beautiful. The video I suggest to watch today, a poem by Ntsiki Mazwai, is simply wonderful.
This great piece of poetry, Fathers, is a powerful song, is a strong storytelling and a fascinating melody all in the same place and time.
Some might say that African voices are all this together too.
Well, in this case they are right.
I liked so much the words of the poem and, as in every great text, there are many ways to read it.
The clever artist spoke about her fathers, but when I think of Africa I feel obliged to see the latter as the father of all.
We are all sons of Africa.
So, this story is for everyone.
From the Youtube Channel description of the project: Africa Story Telling is a way of communication in our culture. This is African Story by Africans. The World has a lot to learn from Africans. WE send our messages through story telling. ENJOY and share.

Official website: http://www.filmafrica.tv



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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Storytelling in Native tradition

I am glad to start this year recommending you a wonderful video from the Boston Children’s Museum.
In the clip you can listen Paulla Dove Jennings, member of the Narragansett tribe and a professional storyteller, educator and children’s book author, telling the story of the bear that lost its tail, do not lose it.
However, what I liked so much is what she says about the true value of storytelling of Native tradition.
She says things so true on the stereotypes we often find around about the latter.
This is why it is so important to pay attention to the true deliverers of a culture telling their personal stories. I am talking about living worlds hidden inside their memory and heart.
As many authors say, you have to write about what you know.
So, we should listen to those who know best what are telling.


About the Boston Children's Museum:
Each year, more than 500,000 people visit Boston Children's Museum because it is the place for children and the adults in their lives to experience the fun of learning. With three floors of exciting exhibits and activities, there is something for every child, from the aspiring artists and actors to the budding engineers and scientists. Museum visitors can scamper up the three-story climb, play on the light-up dance floor, and create their own artwork. The Museum also holds special events throughout the year that focus on different cultures, the environment, science, and other topics. As an early museum experience for children, Boston Children's Museum wants to encourage imagination, curiosity, questioning, and realism.




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