December 2nd 10am-12.30pm, Online
Free of charge
As oral storytellers, we work with traditional tales that were fixed in writing at a certain point in history as well as with imported images when telling stories of another cultural background. In our practice of selecting, adapting, and performing traditional folktales for contemporary audiences we may encounter problematic issues concerning racism, gender stereotypes or hetero-normativity in the stories we tell.
This workshop aims to raise awareness of the challenges of stereotypes and forms of discriminatory imagery in traditional folktales. Looking at our own personal positioning as a starting point, the workshop will offer an introduction to issues of stereotypes and cultural appropriation in their relevance to oral storytelling while contextualizing them within historical and present-day power structures.
Florian Fischer is a freelance trainer, consultant, and writer on social justice issues, focusing on (post)colonial heritage, racism/whiteness, masculinities, and gender diversity. He also works as a young storyteller having graduated from the course ‘Storytelling in Art and Education’ at Berlin University of the Arts in 2018.
Places are limited to 15 people and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend.