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What is the name of the language (in English) *
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"Throw a language party!" *
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STORYTELLING *
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"HOST A MULTI-LANGUAGE STORYTELLING SHOW TO CELEBRATE // UN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES 2019" *
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"Indigenous Communities • Libraries • Arts Festivals • High Schools // Refugee Organisations • Multicultural Centres • Art Galleries // Youth Centres • Town Councils • Storytelling Programs" *
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"What do events look like?" *
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"The host welcomes everyone, and invites people to "listen-to-appreciate". This is language as art, music, spoken soul." *
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"Storytellers greet the audience in their mother tongue, and the audience responds in the language. Then storytellers share a story in the original language. Finally, they interpret it into the common language and the audience asks questions." *
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"At the end of the show, storytellers return to the stage, the audience rises, and everyone performs a gesture of gratitude." *
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"What stories do people tell?" *
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"They tell stories learnt from their parents, stories of spirits and ancestors, stories of beasts and tricksters, stories of displacement and new beginnings. They tell their stories by heart, from the heart, with no notes and no words projected on screens." *
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"Their expressions and gestures bring the story alive. We "listen-to-appreciate" the rhythms and melodies while picking up the emotions." *
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"Then we "listen-to-understand" the individual words and phrases as they are interpreted into the common language." *
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Speech does not consist of words alone... it consists of utterance – an uttering-forth of one's whole meaning with one's whole being – the understanding of which involves infinitely more than mere word-recognition. With an emotionally-laden utterance the meaning may be fully grasped​even when every word is missed. –Oliver Sacks *
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"How does each event work?"
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"1. You create a production team and pick a space for 50-100 story-listeners. // 2. You recruit local storytellers, reaching outthrough community organisations and events. // 3. You help them select a story that suits this format. // 4. Storytellers attend a rehearsal with a supporter,meet other storytellers, and practice telling their story. // 5. Storytellers continue practicing, with their families where possible. // 6. You promote and stage the event and support storytellers through the show.​ // 7. You record the show and upload audio or video.​" *
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"What is the next step?" *
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"Are you a community organizer who can make the necessary connections? We would love to hear from you." *
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"We will share guidelines on: developing a team, finding partners, raising funds, choosing a venue, promoting, emceeing, rehearsing, recording, editing, and debriefing. In addition, we have activities and games for schools." *
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"EXPRESS INTEREST" *
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