Hi, Kevin. I'm a drama director at Childress HIgh School, and we're doing a play called Bridegroom of Blowing Rocking. The main character (Bridegroom) is a storyteller and uses his stories to get a young and innocent blind girl to fall in love with him.
So, far, my actor's storytelling is flat and lazy--way too sing-songy. I thought it might help to him to hear advice on storytelling from a man's point of view. Also, do you have any videos on You Tube featuring your performances?
I visited Espana when I was a kid with my family. I always wanted to go to Andalusia. I am told that my great-grandfather was Basque. I went to Seville, drank Sangria in moderation at a restaurant which had Flamenco dances and Gitano musica. I remember having a wonderful time. I'd like to visit madrid someday if finances allow.
I found Cordova and Malaga but not your village on a map. I found websites about our village but no map that detailed. I did find some promotional material about your village, such as:
Cuevas de San Marcos is a municipality north of Antequera in Málaga with a village by the same name that sits on a hillside not far from the Iznajar River dam. It is just south of the Genil River.
When I was in Spain in 1977 while traveling all over Europe that summer I was in Madrid, La Granga (spelling), Avilla, Toledo and then Barcelona. This trip only for the day in Huelva in the far western part of Andalucia.
I was just looking at some maps trying to find where you live. I am guessing that Andalucia is a region of southern Spain that includes the cities of Huelva and Seville, much like Algarve is a region in southern Portugal with Faro, Alvo and Portimao. Both on the Mediterranean Sea.
What town or city do you live in?
Yes the weather was very nice the week I spent in Algarve.
I was in Portugal and Spain last week. Sorry we missed each other.
I was in the Algarve Region most of the week and drove over to Huelva one day. I spoke for a group of Hotel managers one evening and was one of speakers at a Business Futures and Innovation Conference held at Algarve University in Faro.
Nice to hear from you. I leave for Madrid on Saturday night. I'll be working with Margaret Read MacDonald in bilingual schools. We are sponsored by the US Embassy cultural program. We'll be in Madrid Mon-Wed and Cordoba on Thursday. We have some workshops in the evenings as well as the school gigs. Suppose you are not in the neighborhood but we would be delighted to see you if you are.
So you are now in S. Spain. I know one storyteller there, Tim Bowley. He tells in tandem there with Spanish speaking, translating, tellers. Have you been in Spain very long? Do you have a storytelling translator/partner? What type of stories do you tell? Maybe I will see this on your website, going there now.