Storytelling with Roger Jenkins

Culture Monks is delighted to host Roger Jenkins – a master storyteller from Singapore, in Kolkata. Roger Jenkins, will be conducting  series of performances and workshops during his stay from October 22-24, 2016.

The details are as below :

About Roger Jenkins

Roger Jenkins is a professional Singaporean storyteller who has performed and run training courses for teachers and students in schools in Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing,
Chennai, Saigon, Sandakan, Hong Kong and Jakarta. In 2013 he won the Best Storyteller Award at the prestigious 16th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival held in Iran.
The National Library has commissioned him to conduct over 150 storytelling sessions plus 80 hours of workshops in FY 2014, as well as to video record 200 titles in their KidsRead
programme, demonstrating to volunteers how to read aloud more expressively/effectively. His books, Stories for Moral Education (Juniors and Teens) have both sold over 12000 copies each, to parents and teachers.

His workshops are marked by their highly practical, participatory content/delivery, and Mr Jenkins warm, engaging and often humorous style of presentation.

www.rogerjenkins.com.sg

More about Roger Jenkins

Bringing ‘belly of the carp’ to life

‘Roger offers a fresh perspective and brings stories to life.”And I like the way he uses his facial expressions and puts in a lot of emotions in his characters. I used to think that telling a story is all about words, but now I see there is also body language and interaction with the audience involved.’

http://www.scmp.com/article/713611/theyre-all-eyes-and-ears

http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SI…

Schedule of engagement in Kolkata

Date : October 22, 2016

Venue : Kinderdance Kolkata, 32/1 New Alipore. Block J, Near Kotak Bank, Kolkata

Storytelling Performances for Children

Enjoy traditional stories told by one of Singapore’s most popular and entertaining professional storytellers.
Storytelling is NOT reading! It’s a very dynamic interaction with the audience, involving a lively voice, expressive face and a lot of body language/gesture to really engage the children’s imagination
The show will be highly participatory in nature of the performance and will generate much fun (and for!) the children.

Available Sessions

1 0 : 30 am – 11 :30 am : Storytelling performance for children of age group 3 – 5

12 pm – 1 pm : Storytelling performance for children of age group 6 – 12

Storytelling Workshop for Parents

BONDING THROUGH STORYTELLING – Storytelling workshop for parents
It’s bedtime and the lights are low (or off!) and your child says, ‘Tell me a story!” Do you feel lost for words? Afraid you’ll forget the story half way through? That you need to turn the lights up and get a book to read aloud?
If you’d like to make your child happy and tell them a story, but aren’t sure how, then let storyteller ROGER JENKINS show you. You’ll find his highly participatory session encouraging, entertaining and above all – practical.
Why you should try to tell stories to your kids:
· To bond with them;
· To pass on cultural values, family history;
· To set a good example, so that when you ask, ‘ What did you do in school today?’
they’ll be able to tell you in an interesting way!
· To help your kid ‘grow right’ – let stories show him what is honesty, kindness, sharing,
responsibility;
· To encourage a reading habit (you’ve heard the story now read the book) and to foster
language skills.
In the workshop I aim to cover:
· the difference between reading and telling (and why both are recommended)
· different ways of telling a story that build rapport and allow your child to participate
· giving you an opportunity to practice your storytelling skills and become more expressive
and spontaneous in the process!
· how to adapt or create a story for your child
· how to find a personal story to share.

Available Sessions

2  pm – 5 pm : Storytelling Workshop for Parents


Date : October 23, 2016

Venue : The Old House, Alexandra Court, Chowringhee (next to Exide crossing), Kolkata

Interactive Storytelling Performance Workshop for Children

” Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all “.- Hans Christian Andersen

It will be an interactive storytelling session where kids can listen to stories, actively participate in storytelling and reinforce their understanding by making related crafts, which will be an enriching and rewarding experience they will treasure throughout their lives. This is a wonderful gift which you can give to your child.

The child in the process of the performance workshop gets several opportunities to be involved in the drama and this is hugely enjoyable for the kids as a result. They will also learn the art of making new crafts in course of the workshop.

Available Sessions

10  am – 1 pm : Interactive Storytelling Performance Workshop for children

2 pm – 5 pm : Interactive Storytelling Performance Workshop for children


Date : October 24, 2016

Venue : The Old House, Alexandra Court, Chowringhee (next to Exide crossing), Kolkata

Storyteller’s Workshop : for teachers, storytellers, or people interested in storytelling

This workshop is designed to take the participants through the path of storytelling techniques to make them more efficient in conducting sessions, performances and will be enriching and add to the communicative skills of the participants.

In this workshop, the following will be covered:-

the difference between reading and telling (and why both are recommended)
different ways of telling a story that build rapport and allow children to participate
giving you an opportunity to practice your storytelling skills and become more expressive and spontaneous in the process!
how to adapt or create a story for children
how to find a personal story to share
how to pick up a story that connects
how to find an appropriate storytelling techniques to represent it for each particular audience (Storytelling techniques noted below)

Available Sessions

11  pm – 5 pm : Storyteller’s Workshop


To register, email sudipta@culturemonks.in or call 8697919308 / 9830472605

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