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BAT STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS. (article first published : 2003-06-9)

Despite the rich legacy of traditional storytelling that exists in many parts of South Africa, the technique and practise of storytelling is in danger of dying out. This powerful medium of communication is particularly effective for education purposes, allowing teachers and community leaders to effectively disseminate messages that might otherwise be difficult to convey.

To promote the use of storytelling, and broaden the base of trained storytellers in KZN, a series of Storytelling Techniques Workshops will be held in Durban from June 23 to June 27.

The workshops, under the auspices of Zanendaba Storytellers, (founded by the legendary storyteller Gcina Mhlope), will be co-ordinated by dynamic local poet/storyteller, Ayanda (‘Moon’) Mabija. Ayanda is a self-taught expert in her field, and has appeared at the Awesome Africa and National Women’s Day Festivals, as well as conducting a popular ongoing schools education programme in the greater Durban area.

The workshop series is geared at empowering teachers, youth and community leaders and librarians to utilise storytelling as a communication tool and teaching aid in schools, community centres and development organisations. It is also hoped that the training participants receive will help foster a new respect of African culture and folk-lore among teachers and students alike.

Each workshop will be limited to 30 participants, so early application is advisable. The dates to diarise are June 23 and 24: Youth Storytelling Workshop (BAT Centre); June 25 and 26: Teachers’ Storytelling Workshop (Durban Documentation Centre); June 27: Zanendaba Storytelling Performance (BAT Centre). The workshops run from 10h00 to 16h00 and the performance event starts at 10h00 and runs for an hour.

Both the workshops and concert are free of charge. To reserve a place or for further details, call the BAT Centre on 031 332 0451 during office hours.




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