Meseszó Egyesület (Word of Tale Hungarian Association of Storytelling and Oral Folklore) cordially invites you to participate in a 90-minute storytelling workshop offered by international storyteller Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen. This is an explorative workshop best suited for those with some experience in oral storytelling, where the participants will experiment with different storytelling styles.
Between 1915 and 1933 the folklore researcher Richard Berge (1881 - 1969) researched and published articles on traditional Norwegian oral storytelling. Berge claimed that there were three styles that the Norwegian folktale was told within. With this as a background, Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen conducted qualitative study of a selection of storytellers in spring 2017. The material led to the development of a practical explorative method where the storytellers reflect on their own artistic practice.
In the workshop the storytellers work on their own material, following different strategies given by Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen. For the workshop, the participants need to have a small place close to the computer, where they can work in a physical space. They also need to bring a story which they can work on.
Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen is the associate professor in oral storytelling at Oslomet – Oslo Metropolitan University, and the member of the executive committee of the Federation of European Storytelling (FEST). She has worked as a storyteller since 1996 both in Norway and abroad. She has participated in a number of international festivals and in two EU projects that deal with oral storytelling. She has sold performances to the cultural rucksack and toured internationally. Her focus is on letting traditional narratives shed light on contemporary themes. She is currently participating in her third EU project: Common future, common ground - a project that looks at how narratives are used to stigmatize and polarize and how narrative can be used in conflicts. She is a member of the research group «Art in society» and co-owner of Skaldskur AS.
The registration for this workshop will open in 2 weeks. If you plan to participate, please let us know here, and we will send you more information about the registration and participation fees: