Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tell Well Storytelling INCUBATOR

Outreach College Event ID: P12160 * Info: Jun 19-Jul 10 • 4 Tues classes • 6:30-9:30pm • UH Manoa, Kuykendal #302  • $100 * With: Jeff Gere
Learn the art of telling tales in gripping, dynamic, inspiring ways. Instructor Jeff Gere uses his time-tested "Tell Well" method of easy step-by-step exercises, plenty of examples, discussions, and small-group practice, to exercise your imagination, expand expressive awareness, and integrate voice, face, and body, with sound effects, audience participation, and "surfing" a narrative to TELL TALES WELL. Yep! Read that again.Participants come to understand and practice how to capture and exercise a listener's imagination. Personal tales and short folktales/fables are used to consider characterization, story structure, pacing, dialogue, and dynamics. This creative exploration unfolds in a lively context of sharing while building performance skills.Come: join in, lend an ear, and talk some story! Gere says, "after two years of this class (and a zillion other workshops), I've got some new tricks to bring new zest and punch to storytelling for beginners and more advanced students. We're gonna work out: tell, tell and tell more. This is an 'incubator' because I really want it to grow the students' power to understand and deliver story wonderfully."
This spring, Jeff's student at the Florida Storytelling Camp (3 day retreat) commented, "you were the best thing that happened. Your workshop absolutely changed the way I see and do storytelling." Another student at the Sharing the Fire Conference (New York) commented, "Jeff's hilarious and inviting teaching totally disarmed me. He got me doing things I never thought I would try- I loved it. Bravo!" Come see for yourself.
After the class, participants may wish to performing at the Mid- Summer Night's Gleam (Foster Botanical Gardens, July 14 as the 'Passing Wind' Storytellers) and at the Talk Story Camp, Kualoa Park July 20-22.
Jeff Gere, directs Honolulu's annual Talk Story Festival and Talk Story Radio, is the Drama Specialist for theCity's Parks and Recreation Department, with international tour credits. He will do a solo spooky show with Honolulu Theater for Youth in October.  For more information, see

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