$330 – $360

Storytellers' Camp Pass (Includes Festival Pass)

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Centre for Social Innovation - Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Canada

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Storytellers Camp is an intensive journey deep into the traditions and contemporary expressions of storytelling. The faculty, led by Camp Director Bob Barton, includes many of the festival’s national and international storytellers.

The Storytellers' Camp Pass includes three days of workshops from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM on the following dates:

  • Wednesday March 20

  • Thursday March 21

  • Friday March 22.

The Storytellers' Camp Pass also includes a Festival Pass, which gives the holder access to all ticketed events during Festival Week (March 18 - March 24).

Please see below for the Full Camp Schedule and more information about the Festival Pass.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email festivaloperations@storytellingtoronto.org if you have any questions about the Camp Pass.



Full Camp Schedule:

Day 1: Wednesday March 20

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Words and Movement

Camp Director Bob Barton opens with community building through storytelling. Dancer/choreographer Michelle Silagy leads us into a world where spoken word, music, and movement align. Storytellers explore ways to embody and celebrate their stories.

12:00 PM -1:15 PM: International Storytalk - Global Activism and Storytelling

Donald Smith, Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, talks about the Global Gathering of Storytelling Activists working with The Earth Charter, and how traditional stories hold the key to our survival on this planet.

1:30 PM -3:30 PM: Storytellers Camp Afternoon Workshops

Campers choose one workshop:

  1. Ron Evans and Seoras Macpherson - Storytelling Traditions: Two tradition-bearers share the resonance of the stories and traditions they carry. This is an opportunity to experience and discuss the stories that are called forth, rather than a “workshop.”
  2. Marsha Shandur and Sage Tyrtle - Tell Compelling True Stories: How do you tell your own stories, in a way that captivates your audience – and feels comfortable to you? Led by Sage Tyrtle (Plundercats – true stories hijacked by Toronto's best comedians) and Marsha Shandur (True Stories Told Live Toronto).
  3. Sharon Shorty - Honouring the Elders with Humour: Sharon takes us into the world of Gramma Susie, an irrepressible Yukon elder who offers a wry and hilarious commentary on modern life from the perspective of traditional Yukon wisdom.


Day 2: Thursday March 21

9:00 AM -11:30 AM: The Storyteller’s Voice

Description: Camp Director Bob Barton and voice specialist Cathy Nosaty share exercises to connect you to your voice, your imagination, and your sense of your audience.

12:00 PM -1:15 PM: International Storytalk: The Second Sight

Seannachaidh from Skye Seoras Macpherson tells stories of The Second Sight and discusses seers in Celtic and Druidic traditions.

1:30 PM -3:30 PM: Storytellers Camp Afternoon Workshops

Campers choose one workshop.

  1. Jess Smith - Story and Song: Jess will share some traditional Scottish Traveller stories and ballads, and explore with participants how story and song can be intertwined.
  2. Ron Evans - Storytelling Gifts: Carrying the oral traditions of his Metis and Chippewa-Cree ancestries, Ron rarely chooses his stories ahead of time, since the stories he tells are in response to his listeners. This is an opportunity to experience and discuss the stories that unfold, rather than a “workshop.”
  3. Peter Chand and Pavan Chand - "In the Mix" (Part 1 of a two-day workshop): Renowned storyteller Peter Chand and music producer PKCtheFirst share some of the techniques they employed creating their performance piece “Tongue Tied & Twisted,” incorporating live storytelling, music mixing and soundscapes. This exciting and unique workshop will give participants the opportunity to record part of a story live, and then enhance it by using state of the art mixing and DJ techniques. Each participant will leave with a recording of the finished story that they will have helped to create. Suitable for experienced storytellers. If you play a small instrument please bring this with you to the workshop. Limited to 6 participants.


Day 3: Friday March 22

Louise Profeit-LeBlanc gathers the group into the culminating day of community building through storytelling.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: The Elements of Storytelling: Water, Earth, Fire and Air

This workshop brings the four natural elements of the world into our stories to extrapolate these teachings systematically from any story, including the story of our own life. Participants are invited to bring their own story, or one will be provided to work with, to develop new pieces using the four elements to improve a once familiar story.

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: International Storytalk - Who Can Tell?

Ron Evans and Jenny Blackbird, with moderator Dan Yashinsky, discuss who can tell Indigenous stories. Ron Evans carries the oral traditions of his Metis and Chippewa-Cree ancestries. Jenny Blackbird, Nehiyaw/Finnish Canadian (Kehewin Cree Nation, Alberta), was born in Alberta, but raised in Tsi Tkaronto / Dish With One Spoon Territory. Dan Yashinsky is a founder of Storytelling Toronto and the Toronto Storytelling Festival.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Storytellers Camp Afternoon Workshops

Campers choose one workshop:

  1. Peter Chand and Pavan Chand - "In the Mix" (Part 2 of a two-day workshop): Renowned storyteller Peter Chand and music producer PKCtheFirst share some of the techniques they employed creating their performance piece “Tongue Tied & Twisted,” incorporating live storytelling, music mixing and soundscapes. This exciting and unique workshop will give participants the opportunity to record part of a story live, and then enhance it by using state of the art mixing and DJ techniques. Each participant will leave with a recording of the finished story that they will have helped to create. Suitable for experienced storytellers. If you play a small instrument please bring this with you to the workshop. Limited to 6 participants.
  2. Seoras Macpherson - Druidical Ceremony, Traditional Stories, and Environmental Activism: Seoras talks about his recent experiences as a tradition bearer with an environmental advocacy group seeking a marine preservation order.
  3. Donald Smith - We’re Stronger Together: Developing Community, National and International Networks: Storyteller and author Donald Smith has played an important part in the inspiring storytelling renaissance in Scotland. He is a founder of both the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. In this workshop, he will facilitate dialogue about mutuality and creative collaboration amongst storytellers, educators, and artists.


Information about the Festival Pass:

The Festival Pass allows access to all ticketed events (outlined below) during Festival Week (March 18 - 24) at the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival. Seating is general admission and not reserved. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before each performance to secure your seat. Tickets for any remaining seats will go on sale at the door 30 minutes before the performance.

Ticketed events included in the Festival Pass:

Evening Performances:

  • Monday March 18 at 7:30 PM - Tongue Tied and Twisted at Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road
  • Wednesday March 20 at 7:30 PM - Reshaping the World: Stories of Resistance at Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road
  • Thursday March 21 at 7:00 PM - Sgiath: Amazon Queen of Skye at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst Street
  • Friday March 22 at 7:30 PM - 1001 Friday Nights at the Festival at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
  • Saturday March 23 at 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM - Folktales and Personal Stories at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
  • Saturday March 23 at 7:30 PM - 40th Anniversary Gala Concert at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
  • Sunday March 24 at 6:30 PM - Festival Finale: Tongue Tied and Twisted and Masala Mix! at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street

Saturday Morning and Afternoon Performances at Artscape Wychwood Barns:

  • Saturday March 23 at 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Folktales and Personal Stories at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street

All Noon-Hour International Storytalks:

  • Tuesday March 19 at 12:00 PM - A Tinker's Heart at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst Street
  • Wednesday March 20 at 12:00 PM - Global Activism and Storytelling at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst Street
  • Thursday March 21 at 12:00 PM - The Second Sight at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst Street
  • Friday March 22 - Who Can Tell? at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst Street
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720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Canada

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