Arts Discovery Week: Plop Storytelling

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Date(s) - Tue. Aug. 08, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm



Class Description: This class will guide students in exploring “Plop!,” a Tibetan Jataka tale. These stories concern early incarnations of Buddha, who took the form of humans or animals that displayed specific virtues. The first half of the workshop will be spent practicing gesture, facial expression and non-vocal forms of communication, through interactive movement activities. Then we will move on to a closer look at the story itself, discussing character motivation, plot points, narrative structure, and especially the moral at the story’s center. Finally, we will combine our movement work with our narrative analysis to create a group telling Plop.

About the Facilitator: Doria Hughes is a storyteller and teacher, co-founder of MassmouthReadBoston Corps Teller, In-house Storyteller at Porter Square Books, founder of the Adult Folktale Telling Series.