Storytelling Arena

March 19, 2024

The company achieves its purpose in particular through storytelling projects as well as multilingual intercultural and interdisciplinary projects that combine storytelling with other forms of art and dialogue. It involves running storytelling workshops and education in the art of storytelling, as well as organising storytelling events, event series or festivals, including guest performances in other cities in Germany and Europe.

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SPIRITUAL DEGENERATION – DIGGING DEEP IN UNTOLD TALES

November 24, 2021

Welcome to an online storytelling performance for those of you who are up for a good laugh at the absurdity of tradition.

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Goldmund Erzählakademie

February 23, 2021

“Goldmund, a non-profit association for the promotion of narrative art and research in Europe e.V.”

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INTO THE NET: The Long Night of Stories and Fairy Tales

August 6, 2020

The German Association of Professional Storytellers (VEE e.V.) invites you to INTO THE NET On Saturday, 22nd August 2020, professional storytellers are waiting to enter your home, to catch you in the net of their imagination as they tell over 20 stories (most in German, some in English) between 7 p.m. and midnight.

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Summer Course: What Are You Talking About – Oral Storytelling in Contemporary Society

December 11, 2019

What Are You Talking About – Oral Storytelling in Contemporary Society
In this course, oral storytellers are invited to explore their repertoire of traditional folktales with a focus on racism, gender and hetero-normativity. Through hands-on exercises, the workshop supports the development of narrative and performing strategies to creatively overcome ethical problems.

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Summer Course: What Are You Talking About – Oral Storytelling in Contemporary Society

December 11, 2019

What Are You Talking About – Oral Storytelling in Contemporary Society
In this course, oral storytellers are invited to explore their repertoire of traditional folktales with a focus on racism, gender and hetero-normativity. Through hands-on exercises, the workshop supports the development of narrative and performing strategies to creatively overcome ethical problems.

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Ars Narrandi

July 1, 2019

Der Verein Ars Narrandi e.V. …wenn Worte wandern… setzt sich für die Förderung und Erneuerung der mündlichen Erzählkunst (mündliche Narrativität) und Erzählkultur und deren Verankerung in der Gesellschaft  ein, sowohl als Kunstform auf der Bühne, als auch soziale Kompetenz  für den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.

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Verband der Erzählerinnen und Erzähler

VERBAND DER ERZÄHLERINNEN UND ERZÄHLER

May 19, 2019

Professional storytellers live from the uniqueness, irretrievability and inimitability of what they tell and above all how they tell it. The VEE is an association of freelance storytellers; its purpose is to represent their interests and to promote and cultivate art and culture, primarily oral storytelling. Our aim is to create recognition and long-term security for the professional image of the narrator. Professional Storyteller The profession of storyteller seemed to be almost extinct due to written literature and only in some native cultures does it live on until today. Oral storytelling passes on the culture, values and rules of society through the oral transmission of traditional stories. For more than two decades this art of oral storytelling has been experiencing a renaissance. More and more people find it important to keep narrative material alive not only in written form but also through oral narration. Through own interpretation Storytellers bring literary texts back into oral communication. Storytellers revive historical events. Storytellers shed light on the most diverse biographies. Storytellers create their own stories, true, invented or off the cuff. Storytellers pass on what they have heard and experienced. Storytellers combine storytelling with other arts. Storytellers create business stories. Storytellers explain stories about complicated scientific phenomena or point out social and historical contexts. Without books or scripts, solely through language, expression and gestures, the storyteller gives the stories a unique liveliness and individual interpretation. Guardian of the tradition As storytellers, we preserve old stories and the truths they contain and/or rediscover them. We find new stories of our own or interpret handed-down stories in an individual way. Whatever the background or perspective from which we tell stories, we are grateful and full of esteem for our predecessors and see ourselves as guardians of the tradition of storytelling and the associated transmission of oral knowledge. Narrative Art The Verband der Erzählerinnen und Erzähler e.V. distinguishes between narrative culture, storytelling in families, among friends and the art of storytelling. Narrative art means the performing narration on stages, the salutary narration as well as the applied narration in one’s own profession as well as in the social environment. Educational storytelling is becoming increasingly important in kindergartens, schools and socio-cultural institutions through storytelling projects, storytelling workshops, intercultural encounters, etc. Also in the business world, storytelling, e.g. of company stories or as a marketing method “storytelling” is becoming more and more popular.

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Erzählwerk

May 19, 2019

Wir sind acht Frauen um Suse Weisse, die von und mit ihr seit sieben Jahren die lebendige Sprache des Erzählens lernen: Meggie, Karin, Doris, Deniza, Nina, Annette, Christiane und Kerstin Unsere Geschichten reichen von den Grimmschen Märchen, wahren Begebenheiten und Biografischem bis hin zu den rauhen Sagen des Nordens zu Orientalisch Asiatisch Exotischem und zurück zur Antiken Mythologie und Brandenburger und Preussischer Geschichte. Wir singen im Kanon, erzählen allein, zu zweit oder acht und erfreuen mit kleinen Anekdötchen, Charme, Witz und Vielseitigkeit. Uns gibt es auch im Doppelpack, vielmehr in aufeinander eingestimmten Duos…

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