- When: Friday, 21 May 2021
to Sun 23 May 2021
Fri 19.30 to 21.30
Sat 9.30 to 17.00
Sun 9.30 to 12.30
Where: Emerson College, Forest Row
Tuition Fee: £185*
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An exploration of the Power of the Divine, overlaps and differences, and the relationship between Gods and humans in Greek and Indian myths with Stella Kassimati and Gauri Raje.
In this workshop, we will explore divinity, power and the relationship of the divine to the human world through Indian and Greek myths that are rarely told. What can we learn from exploring this ancient wisdom and is it still relevant today? At a time when we are all being asked to examine our relationship to this planet and the many different beings we share it with, how can these two great ancient cultures highlight what it is to be human?
This is a weekend of immersion into two of the great myth traditions of the contemporary world. There will be storytelling games, discussion and exercises to discover the potential of the Power of the Divine.
No storytelling experience necessary.
Stella Kassimati is an experienced workshop leader and storyteller. She teaches around the world in both Greek and English, including at Emerson College and Schumacher College, UK. Stella loves Greek myths and offers workshops on how relevant they are to us today. She has a deep passion for biographical storytelling and for enabling adults to craft and publicly perform their own or family tales with the goal of reconnecting with what it is to be human, increasing empathy and creating community. She loves teaching the craft of the storyteller because it gives people a voice and empowers them to bring more of themselves into the world and make a difference.
Stella is the founding director of Friends of Amari, an international association developing a Storytelling Centre in Amari, Crete, Greece www.friends-of-amari.org
Gauri Raje is a storyteller and anthropologist who lives and works both in India and the UK. In her life journey as a migrant, she has begun to realise that her birthplace may not always be where she is 'from'. She works extensively in storytelling with migrants in the UK. She works multilingually with personal stories, folk and fairy tales and epics. She also facilitates multilingual workshops on storytelling and narrative work, and loves to collaborate with artists from different disciplines. Her book ‘Making Lives, Making Communities: Scottish Asians in Glasgow’ was launched with Nicola Sturgeon in 2018.
Details of her work can be found on LinkedIn at Gauri Raje.