By Špela Frlic
(Performance storyteller and artistic pedagog)
28 October 2020
Many famous storytelling traditions in the world developed storytelling forms that combine words and pictures (e.g., Kamishibai in Japan, Kalamkari in India) or words with simple drawing or animation (e.g., in sand in African and Australian deserts and in snow in Antarctica). Contemporary storytellers can learn from these traditions and use the advantages of modern technology to successfully invite listeners into their stories. We know that the combination of storytelling and live projection of (perhaps simply animated) illustrations is a great way of promoting picture books or reading. In this masterclass, Špela Frlic will focus on various forms of life storytelling.
Špela Frlic (performance storyteller and artistic pedagog)
Špela Frlic (1982) studied Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and has a Master of Science degree in the field of Folkloristics. Her research topic was contemporary storytelling in Slovenia. She has been working in the field of storytelling and literature for more than ten years as a performance storyteller, storytelling teacher, and artistic pedagogy. In her artistic work, she collaborates with various musicians, illustrators, and animators in order to develop new forms of stage storytelling. Since 2017, she is the head of the children’s program in literature house Vodnikova domačija in Ljubljana. Her work is focused mainly on developing new ways of promoting children books and family reading. Since 2018 she is an artistic director of the Slovenian national storytelling festival (www.pripovedovalskifestival.si).