JAN ANDREWS



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WORKSHOPS


A START IN STORYTELLING

As the title suggests, this one is for beginners.  Working with traditional folk material, I guide participants through the process of learning a story -- first through taking the events into themselves, next through finding the images, finally through exploring emotional connections.  At the end of a day, everyone will have had the experience of telling a story.  Should we be lucky enough to have two days together, fine tuning will be involved.  Maximum number: 10


GOING DEEPER, BUILDING POWER

For those with some performance experience.  Participants bring a short, traditional story.  Through role play and the development of body awareness, tellers are lead towards a more complete experience of what they have chosen to tell.  The approach is dynamic and group based.  Emphasis is on experimentation, on finding means more fully to bare the story’s heart.  One day is good, two days are better!  Maximum number: 10


MIND, BODY AND SOUL, With Co-facilitator Jennifer Cayley

A chance to go still further in terms of developing performance skills.  Jennifer leads participants through explorations involving voice, movement, energy and awareness.  I concentrate on aspects of text and meaning, helping to plumb the story’s depths.  Again we work as a group but ensure individual attention to all.  The process is exciting and revelatory and almost inevitably brings about organic change.  The best scenario is a three day Master Class but much can also be achieved in one or two days.  Maximum number: 10


MENTORING


UNRAVELLING THE SECRETS, UNLOCKING THE DOORS

Using techniques described above, I work with tellers on an individual basis.  Together, we explore one story, seeking to uncover that which is hidden, to experience that which needs bringing more fully to life.  The aim is allow the teller to be more present to the tale he/she is performing, more ready to respond in the moment to situations and awarenesses, more capable of finding subtle means to offer listeners the full range and scope provided by characters, motivations, actions, results. 


RATES


Contact me and we’ll discuss this.  Remember, I live quite close to Ottawa, Ontario.  If there is travel involved, I will need to ensure that my expenses are covered. 
























jandrews@magma.ca



Photos: Bruce Carmody -- www.thestoryteller.ca