STRENGTHENING THE STORYTELLING VOICE
By Deepa Kiran
Storytelling as a profession invites those who love to communicate creatively with their listeners. The content is an integral part of the storytelling performance: the story. However the medium, which is one’s own voice and speech, is no less significant.
While some of us are naturally gifted with a radio-genic voice, clear utterance, and or musicality in speech, others are not. These qualities benefit a professional storyteller and are worth acquiring and strengthening.
This webinar is an attempt to share some of the voice and speech related learnings acquired over 40 odd years of Deepa Kiran's work and life experiences in : All India Radio, English language teaching, theatre & television projects, narrating in dance ballets, recording voice-overs for films and learning yoga.
This is an interactive webinar, with exercises plucked from theatre, yoga, radio voice-work, chanting, poetry-reading, and music. These ecxercises will help strengthen your voice, improve clear utterance, and build musicality in speech. Together we will work on:
- voice culture exercises - Improving tonality, range and strength.
- Speech - Articulation and intonation.
- Sound effects - What might work well ? Why and how? The need for balancing sound and speech.
ABOUT DEEPA KIRAN
Deepa is the founder of the Story Arts Foundation, a storyteller, educationalist and festival organizer from Hyderabad, India. She is known for her multi-lingual storytelling, inspired by Indian oral traditions with music and movement. She has trained over 50,000 educators and worked with 1,00.000 children. Deepa has represented India in numerous international festivals, including the Austrian International Storytelling Festival, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and the Indonesia International Storytelling Festival.
She has given a TEDx talk titled The Role of Storytelling in Our Lives, and won an national award for the best e-content programme of the year in 2015-2016 for her video titled Storytelling Pedagogical Perspectives. She also received a British Council English Language Teacher research grant for a research protect entitled The Scope for Teacher Development Through Employing Storytelling in the Language Classroom.
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