Stories in Motion
Contradiction Dance and Story Tapestries will team up to
bring this event to your venue as a workshop or residency.
Discover new techniques that you can use in the future to
give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play or a
dance concert. Learn how to integrate creative writing, story-telling,
and dance skills into one cohesive experience. Students perform
their own "Story in Motion" as a final presentation event.
Play and Tell
your favorite stories while dancing, singing, and playing
instruments from around the world. Through the art of play,
deepen your children or your own understanding of story sequencing;
increase their language development; knowledge of other cultures;
their ability to work as a team.
A Taste of Storytelling
what it takes to perform a story from memory. Learn specific
storytelling techniques that you can use in the future to
give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play. Create
the beginning of and structure for an entire story that you
can share with a friend, a child, or at a performance venue.
Discovering the Power of the Written Word
beginning of time written words have had the ability to change
the way a person thinks or feels. Through a series of creative
writing exercises, students discover the power of their own
words to create an imaginary place, to tell a story, to persuade
someone, to teach, etc. The end result of the residency can
be a newspaper article or a short story.
Explaining Science through Story
times, people explained a scientific phenomenon with a story.
Through process drama exercises and storytelling, your family
will discover the how's and why's of science. They could explore
either a specific scientific process or answer an overarching
question such as "Why the Desert is expanding?"
new ways to tell stories. Turn off the words and discover
how sounds can carry the images. How can you create the picture
of a young girl lost in the desert without showing it with
your body or specific vocabulary? Turn the words back on and
reveal how much more powerful your story can become with the
combination of music, dance and spoken word.
Indian Folk Forms, a lecture demonstration
instruments and touch artifacts from small villages all over
India. Listen to a short story, watch a documentary film and
participate in a dance demonstration on different types of
Traditional Indian Art Forms. Walk away with a new familiarity
with a culture perhaps different than your own.
Laughter as a Healer
helps people to overcome personal difficulties. We will discover
the art of the "Smart Clown" and create our own personal physical
comedies. This work is based on my years with Bansi Kaul's
renowned theatre troupe, Rang Vidushak, in Bhopal, India.
listen to a storm or walk through the forest, you can hear
nature's special symphony. How can you re-create the musical
story of nature? Discover how many different rhythms you can
create using instruments from Brazil, Africa, India and Ireland.
ever torn out pages from a magazine and made a collage? Learn
new techniques for creating a collage out of a wide- variety
of mediums: paint, photographs, magazines, tissue paper, ink
... Depending on the age group we would use different advanced
techniques for creating a large-scale mural. Remember: our
mural will tell a story!