Integrated Storytelling

We do this activity when we want to generate a quick series of stories that integrate movement, text, and music. Most of the stories don’t “work,” but the exercise helps us improve our flexibility and confidence.

  1. Set a two-minute timer.
  2. Any person may begin with any element, working with the “basic story structure”: set the situation, throw in an obstacle, draw toward a conclusion. (It helps to start with a character’s name and a specific goal.)
  3. The storytelling may involve any combination of the elements, simultaneously or not.
  4. Anyone may step out and observe at any time.
  5. As soon as the timer goes off, reset it and try again. Keep going, even after you think you’ve gone too long.

(We need to work more on fully integrating the elements in this version. We are definitely open to suggestions!)

 

 

Posted by on May 30th, 2013

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