1001 Melbournian Nights Guide at Fair@Square 2016

1001 Melbournian NightsGlobal Echo
1001 Melbournian Nights takes the ancient tradition of storytelling to the centre of Federation Square, via a series of workshops & performances. The project will engage members of the general public who represent the diversity of cultures in our community, in formal training by professional artists with the aim of depicting their stories & re actions of self. The project will increase people’s understanding of each other; empower people to express themselves in a healthy & creative way; & create a fun and open space for sharing & learning. There will be performances by International Award winning artist – Luka Lesson – as well as the very talented Ee’da Ibrahim, Tariro Mavondo & Tanya Edlington.

Global Echo Consultants was commissioned to create, design and deliver the 1001 Melbournian Nights Program and Stage Acts (Ee’da, Tariro, Luka and Tanya) for the Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival 2016. For more info about Global Eco Consultants visit www.globalechoconsultants.com.au

SESSIONS ARE FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to WIN 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

REGISTER YOUR SESSION 

Saturday the 3rd of December Program [Go to Sunday the 4th of December Program]

11.00am – 1.00pm Marlène Habib’s Workshop

The workshop will be a space where you’ll get to explore story telling through movement and symbolism. Art therapy offers an alternative non-verbal means of communication where emotions and thoughts can be explored and contained within the symbols and images in a safe accepting environment. You do not need to be an artist, performer or expert.

SESSION ONE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT MARLÈNE HABIBREGISTER FOR SESSION 1

Marlène Habib

2.00pm – 3.30pm Tanya Edlington’s Workshop

Tanya Edlington has been telling stories since primary school when she told everyone that she had actually run away from the circus because she was really a Russian princess and her real name was “Natasha”. She started telling true stories when she studied journalism at university. Tanya enjoys the power of stories to connect us as human beings and uses them in her creative work and performance as well as her work as a facilitator. Tanya’s workshops will be focussed on discovery through stories and use improvisation methods.

SESSION TWO IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT TANYA EDLINGTON REGISTER FOR SESSION 2

Tanya Edlington

4.00pm – 5.30pm Ee’da Brahim’s Workshop

By combining intergroup dialogue practices, performance and creative writing, participants will be guided to ignite their poetic spark and transform personal stories into original poetry pieces. Learn poetic devices and techniques to edit, mould and sculpt stories that explore themes of belonging, identity and community.

This workshop will also help participants build confidence in presentation and performance skills, with a focus on enunciation, pacing, gesturing, posturing, tone of voice and vocal projection.

SESSION THREE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT EE’DA BRAHIM REGISTER FOR SESSION 3

Ee’da Brahim

Sunday the 4th of December Program

11.00am – 12.30pm Tariro Mavondo’s Workshop

Multidisciplinary Melbourne based storyteller Tariro will facilitate a workshop that aims to spark creativity and enable participates to write autobiographical stories and personal narratives for performance in a fun, dynamic, lively and accessible way. During the workshop participants will have the chance to explore different writing and theatrical techniques that will culminate into duet performances.

SESSION ONE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT TARIRO MAVONDOREGISTER FOR SESSION 1

Tariro Mavondo

1.00pm – 2.30pm Tanya Edlington’s Workshop

Tanya Edlington has been telling stories since primary school when she told everyone that she had actually run away from the circus because she was really a Russian princess and her real name was “Natasha”. She started telling true stories when she studied journalism at university. Tanya enjoys the power of stories to connect us as human beings and uses them in her creative work and performance as well as her work as a facilitator. Tanya’s workshops will be focussed on discovery through stories and use improvisation methods.

SESSION TWO IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT TANYA EDLINGTON REGISTER FOR SESSION 2

Tanya Edlington


HEADLINE ACT

3.00pm – 4.30pm Luke Lesson’s Workshop

In the workshop program, Luka will perform a selection of poetry and instigate a discussion around the elements of the medium, followed by:
• Exercises aimed at generating text, such as “stream of consciousness”,
• New-style haiku and a deep look at creating metaphors,
• Effective and simple methods for writing and editing poetry,
• Performance-based tasks, vocal exercise, movement and stance advice and emotional support and encouragement
• Opportunities for participants to perform in front of their peers.

SESSION THREE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT LUKE LESSONREGISTER FOR SESSION 3

Luka Lesson

5.00pm – 6.00pm Marlene Habib’s Workshop

The workshop will be a space where you’ll get to explore story telling through movement and symbolism. Art therapy offers an alternative non-verbal means of communication where emotions and thoughts can be explored and contained within the symbols and images in a safe accepting environment. You do not need to be an artist, performer or expert.

SESSION FOUR IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Dr Bronner’s Hampers worth $45 each.

ABOUT MARLÈNE HABIBREGISTER FOR SESSION 4

Marlène Habib