27 July - 1 August | Kato Drys, Cyprus
Marina Katsari returns to Fengaros Music Village with a comprehensive storytelling workshop, which incorporates learning-by-doing and full participation. The instructor invites her participants to traverse and practise the theory of the narrative art in action; she challenges them to track down and analyse the ineffable strength of oral ability and delve deeply into the techniques of narration. This year, Marina Katsari will trace back the boundaries between personal and collective narration; boundaries between the “I” and the “we” of people’s stories, making good use of docudrama. Additionally, a real-time connection between narration as such and other figurative arts is attempted (music, dance etc). The workshop is addressed to aspiring narrators, educators of all levels, motivators, all kinds of team leaders, professionals and amateurs from the Arts and all creative occupations.
Marina Katsari - Bio
Marina Katsari is a professional storyteller and child-theater educator. She teaches Creative Drama at the University of Cyprus and Creative Storytelling at European University. She has led seminars and experiential workshops for performing artists, teachers, parents and children in both Cyprus and Greece. She has taken part in various performances, collaborating with many different artists and teams. She presents personal and collective educational programs in museums (CVAR, Hatsigeorgakis Kornesiou Ethnological Museum etc). She gained a lot of experience in pre-school education, working at various institutions in England (Royal Shakespeare Company Nursery School) and in Cyprus (both in the public and private sectors). As a musician (clarinettist) she has performed with the Cyprus Youth Orchestra and THEPAK. She holds a degree from the Νursery Governesses Department at the University of Cyprus, and a Master of Arts in Drama and Theater Education from the University of Warwick (England). She has attended countless educational seminars regarding storytelling, educational theater and drama, puppet-theatre and music.