- When: Sunday, 07 November 2021
to Fri 12 Nov 2021
Times: Sunday 7.30-9.30pm;
Where: Emerson College
Tuition Fee: sliding scale £395, £350, £300 according to your circumstances
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An investigation into the nature of our time with Ashley Ramsden and Stella Kassimati.
There is an African story about a princess who refused to marry: no suitor was good enough for her. But one day in the marketplace she saw a man that was perfect in every way. Her father and mother were delighted and quickly agreed to the marriage. After the wedding the man took his bride home. On the way he stopped off at Hyena's house and said to his wife " Wait here, I just have to return something that I borrowed from my friend." When he came back to her one of his arms was missing. They travelled on. At Baboon's place he stopped too. There he handed back his other arm. They journeyed on stopping at other houses. By the time they reached his home by the river there was nothing left of him but an empty skull.
We are living in tricky times; some might even say treacherous. What is true? What are we marrying into without our knowledge, our informed consent? How shall we hold on to who we are and not lose our integrity, our wholeness?
It is more important than ever that we get to know trickster energy and what's behind it.
In this workshop we'll have a hard look at what's facing us personally, collectively, globally and we'll give you some stories to work with, to craft and make your own, trickster stories, as meditations, as medicine, as a compass for the shifting sands on the road ahead.
Ashley Ramsden is the founding director of the School of Storytelling at Emerson College (UK) the longest running centre of its kind. For over thirty years he has given courses and workshops and performed at countless venues and storytelling festivals throughout the world. www.ashleyramsden.com
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
Course photo courtesy of Mitch Catanzaro