Join NYC performance director Tatiana Pandiani for this fun and active storytelling & oral history workshop at Lanesboro United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 15th from 10am to 12:30pm. Tatiana will lead participants through 5 creative exercises that will each touch upon different skills and approaches useful for collecting and telling stories. Improvisation, active listening, and a variety storytelling methods and styles will be explored in a way that drives home the importance and universality of storytelling while providing space for insight, discussion and reflection on how, where and when these skills can be used. This workshop is a good fit for historians, business people, community leaders, performers, public speakers, and anyone with a strong interest in learning new communication skills. This is a free workshop. Advance registration is encouraged, but not required.
Story is at the center of performance director Tatiana’s practice, beginning at the personal and traveling towards the political. Tatiana makes large scale interdisciplinary performances that create empathy on the on and off the stage, connect us to the past, and remind us of where we’re going by drawing from 19th & 20th century history, especially as seen through the lens of womanhood, gender politics, media, and fashion. She specifically seeks out stories that empower women, represent diverse communities and protect their legacies. She will be working on NORA, a new documentary musical theatre piece inspired by Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” and the true stories of mothers & wives across the country, April 10-24, 2017 as an artist in residence at Lanesboro Arts. For more on Tatiana and her residency project with musician and composer Jacinta Clusellas, please visit: http://lanesboroarts.org/artist-residency-program/tatiana-jacinta/