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Deconstructing the story: different techniques for connecting with your story.

I attended on Saturday at workshop at the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The workshop was called "Connecting with stories". It was an interesting workshop conducted with Sarah Perceval. Throughout the workshop we were presented with different ways of connecting with the story which we had chosen to tell.



I have often been puzzled by the constant tugg of war between learning by heart every minte detail of the story or the opposite approach, which is to determine the basics of the… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 5:16am

The legend of the Agave or... the love of Ehecatl and Mayaguel

I have just finished researching matierial to adapt an ancient Aztec story about the god of the wind Ehecatl, (one of the transformations of Quetzalcoatl) and his love for Mayaguel. out of their love, the agave, or maguey was born.... and out of the agave... some of the most famous drinks of Mexico. It is a lovely tragic story with love, envy and the help of the god of the rain, Tlaloc. read all about it in the Stories of the Americas… Continue

Posted on March 28, 2009 at 3:04pm

Use of Storyboards

I have have just uploaded a video on our use of storyboards at Digistory. We have tried different ways of getting children from 5-12 to sequence elements within their stories. We have found that storyboards work better than blank sheets of paper. We have also experimenting with groups developing a joint map... the advantages of individual work within a storyboard and group work within the development of a map, or though collective story developing are different. I shall be exploring these… Continue

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 10:49am

The mate tea

I love mate tea. I first started drinking it when I was in Argentina. It was prepared by some fiends of mine from Bahia Blanca and I soon became addicted. I was delighted when I found a story about the mate tree. This story comes from the Guarani Indians. I have just translated it and can be found in Stories from the Americas . It is a magical story about a child, the rainforest and the search for the moon. Please share it with others!

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 7:57pm

The legend of the Vanilla

I have been researching a number of stories concerning the legend of the Vanilla, as told by the Totonac people. I settled finally on a story that marries both botanical facts with magic and a wonderful love story. If you are interested in finding out about the problems in pollinating vanilla plants by the early Spanish conquistadores go to Digistory. If, however, you want to read the full legend of the vanilla, go to… Continue

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 7:59am

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