Telling it Like a Dastaan – Cancelled

The Lost Art of Urdu Language Storytelling
Featuring Ameen Haque
Telling it Like a Dastaan – Cancelled
Date:5 September 2014 (Fri), 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Target:Parents & Caregivers, Teachers & Educators, Librarians, Storytellers and Spoken Word Practitioners, Librarians, Storytellers & Spoken Word Practitioners
Level:Introductory, General

Due to a death in the family Ameen Haque is unable to join us at the SISF. The Festival extends our condolences to Ameen and family.

This workshop introduces the ancient Dastaan traditional form of storytelling.

  1. Introduction to Dastaan: brief history, style, texts and its relevance today
  2. A short demonstration of a Dastaan in the traditional form
  3. Learning how to tell it like a Dastaan: Participants will learn the key principles and techniques used by a Dastaan practitioner to breathe life into stories and keep audiences enthralled and keep coming back for more. The session will start with body and voice awareness exercises
What to expect:
Part of Asian Congress of Storytellers