Stories in Transit IV
Chiesa Santa Chiara, Orto Botanico
16-19 November, 2017
To read the full programme of the workshops please click here.
To view photographs from this workshop series, please click here. A short film by Letizia Gullo with footage of the workshops and performance is on our Youtube channel here.
This workshop focused on the story of Gilgamesh, which we had begun exploring during previous workshops in Palermo. Several key parts of the Babylonian epic poem were selected and prepared for performance, complete with masks and props, music and animation elements. One workshop was led by the young artist collective Giocherenda, whose members specialize in creating tools and games to accompany and inspire storytelling. The high point of the workshop was the public promenade performance of the scenes, first in the Botanical Gardens in Palermo and secondly in Piazza Magione in the square next to the primary school. The performance even attracted even press attention – for the coverage in the local Palermo newspaper click here.
Pictures of the workshop and the performance can be found here.
Clelia Bartoli - Founder of PoliPolis and schoolteacher
Valentina Castagna - Translator and Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Palermo
Roberto Cavosi - Director and playwright
Giocherenda - Artist collective of young refugees building, inventing and animating storytelling games
Claudia Gualtieri - Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Milan
Yousif Latif Jaralla - Storyteller
Kali Jones - Artist
Mercedes Kemp - Writer and Director of Community and Research for WildWorks Theatre Company and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Falmouth University
Alice Oswald - Poet
Peter Oswald - Poet, playwright and performer
Loredana Ottomano - Guide and interpreter
Lee Shearman - Arts educator, illustrator and designer
David Swift - Artist and toymaker
Wafa' Tarnowska - Children's writer, storyteller and translator
Inigo Thomas - Writer, London Review of Books
Philip Terry - Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex
Marina Warner - Writer of fiction and cultural history
Steve Willey - Poet, researcher and critic and Lecturer in Creative and Critical Writing, Birkbeck, University of London;
Mary Kay Wilmers - Editor, journalist and co-founder of the London Review of Books
Stevie Wishart - Composer
Supported by the Metabolic Studio, with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIed), London; The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford; Diparmento di Scienze Umanische, University of Palermo; School of Arts and Humanities, Birkbeck College, London; Oxford Comparative Criticism (oCCt); Holberg Prize.