StoryFest 2019: Presentation - The Journey of a Young Storyteller by Martina Pisciali (Italy)

Martina Pisciali (Italy)
Presentation - The Journey of a Young Storyteller
Date: Friday, 21 June 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: Living Room, The Arts House
Ticket: Free with Registration

Adult participants above 15 years

All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased at the entrance
Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating
No Refunds, no exchange of tickets

Recommended for:
  • Students
  • Emerging Artists
  • Educators
  • Storytellers & Spoken Word Practitioners
  • Writers
  • Performance Artistes
  • Youth Worker
The Journey of a Young Storyteller

How does one embark upon a journey of becoming of storyteller? Martina Pisciali is a young storyteller from Italy who has toured internationally and received training and guidance under mentorship of established storytellers. She shares her background with us through a presentation of the European young storytellers’ scene; the process of researching and retelling Italian folktales; and her area of speciality in nature and plant storytelling. She will also share her experiences in Dubai, UAE and the role of storytelling in fostering and encouraging cultural understanding.

About Martina Pisciali

Martina Pisciali is a young storyteller and is the apprentice of Paola Balbi and Davide Bardi from Raccontamiunastoria in Italy. Through her mentorship she began to perform regularly at ‘Raccontamiunastoria – International Storytelling Festival in Rome’ and at ‘Storytelling Time/Es war Einmal – International Storytelling Festival Bolzano’.
Her repertoire represents traditional Italian tales as well as folklore from her native mountains, the Dolomites region. She also tells Greek and Roman myths, and global folktales with a focus on the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Her postgraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences resulted in a penchant for stories about nature and magic. Fluent in English, Italian and German, she is also a story translator for bilingual performances.
Recently she has expanded her experience by spending several months each year in the United Arab Emirates working both as performer and as assistant to the festival directors of ‘Tales on the Island – The International Storytelling Festival in Sharjah’.
She is co-founder of Storytelling Torino and has been organizing the monthly Storytelling Café in Piedmont since 2013. Last year she co-designed a storytelling radio programme for RAI (National Radio and Television). She is currently working on two projects - a performance together with accordion player Tommaso Zamboni, inspired by the refugee crisis on the Balkan Route; and a show about a side-story of the Aeneid with Mattia Di Pierro, a fellow young storyteller from Raccontamiunastoria.

Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House
With the support of National Arts Council Singapore
For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com
Fri Jun 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore