Berlin, Germany

Oral Storytelling - An Introduction Part 2

when 26 June 2023 - 28 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 360

Once we are familiar with oral storytelling and the transmission of inner imagery, it is time to dive deeper into the performative strength of the storyteller. We look in detail at which techniques support us in enriching the stories we tell.

Once we have grasped the principles of oral storytelling and the transmission of inner imagery to an audience – what is the next step? How can we effectively shape a story and feel comfortable with space, audience interaction and language improvisation? Which performance rules apply to the oral storyteller in comparison to the art of reciting or acting?


Traditional, biographical, improvised stories and poetry
Exercises on teller perspective and personal positioning
Introduction to narrative structure
Constructive audience feedback
Reflexion and discussions

Course leader

Ragnhild A. Moerch

Target group

This course is open to anyone who has participated in the Introduction to Storytelling - Part 1 and/or has had some experience in oral storytelling.

Course aim

In this add-on course we will dive deeper into the world of orality and look at which techniques can support us in enriching the stories we tell. We will look at different narrative structures and their function and consequences for timing. The workshop contains exercises for working with autobiographical as well as traditional tales.

Fee info

EUR 360: course fee