Storytellers come in all shapes and sizes. We interview them in this podcast. They tell myths, legends, fairy-tales, tall tales and personal stories. They tell us about the challenge that goes with meeting audiences with only a story. They tell us what it’s like to be a storyteller, the magic in that meeting, how they develop this ancient craft and why storytelling is growing today. Join us!
Heli Aaltonen - Anti-extinction Storytelling, Finnish Runo-Singing Tradition, the Rowan Tree and How the Elk Clan came to be
Heli teaches drama and theatre at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, at Department og Arts and Media Studies. Georgiana Keable meets Heli to speak about storytelling, the environment and traditional Finnish runo-singing.
Heli’s research has focused on drama and theatre where relations between Humans and Nature are seen from a post-humanistic perspective. In 2015 she was a co-editor in Nordic Drama Magazine, where the topic was Green Drama. This year she has co-edited a new issue, 2/2020 of Nordic Drama Magazine. The magazine will be published in October with focus on sustainability.
HUGH LUPTON : THE SKELETON OF A STORY, THE WOMEN IN THE ODYSSEY AND THE RESTORYING OF LANDSCAPE
In this podcast Georgiana Keable interviews award-winning storyteller Hugh Lupton. His repertoire ranges from Greek epic to Grimms Fairy Tales, from Norse and Celtic myth to East Anglian folk-tales, from the Great War to nature poet John Clare. His As well as people he explores our relationships with forest, animals and landscape. In this podcast Hugh discusses the prosess of preparing a story and reflects on how story can impact on our time.
Sally-Pomme Clayton: Female archetypes, the Frog Princess punked and Socrates' argumentative wife
Sally-Pomme Clayton, pioneering storyteller and writer shares part of a huge myth, tells a Greek joke and talks about being a professional storyteller. Sally-Pomme performs stories for everyone from: Soho Theatre to Northern Stage; The London Gypsy Orchestra to The London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Shakespeare Company to The Royal Opera House; Hakaya Storytelling Festival, Jordan to Dhaka Lit Fest. She has published 14 children’s books, her latest is ‘The Phoenix of Persia’ (Tiny Owl Books 2019). With The Company of Storytellers she helped transform storytelling across the UK. She is currently touring 'The Frog Princess Punked' a hybrid collaboration of a feisty feminist fairytale, with a girl-punk band and a crazy collage of live projections.
Dominic Kelly: A fiddler, queens before kings and the wet seat left behind
In this first episode of the Storytelling Radio podcast, Georgiana Keable speaks with Dominic Kelly.
Dominic’s warm, precise and powerful storytelling style has captivated audiences around the world. In the UK he has performed at venues including the Barbican, National Theatre and British Museum. He has directed storytelling performances for Oslo’s Riksscenen and is a guest lecturer in storytelling at Sweden’s Royal College of Music.
Growing up in the relative wilds of England’s Lake District, he has a passionate interest in the links between stories, landscape and the natural world. And when not telling stories he still thinks sitting in a tiny tent on a mountaintop in terrible weather counts as fun.