"Still On Tenterhooks"
FRIDAY 26 February 2016
Christine tells tales close to home, even when she is far away. For this commissioned set we have asked her to reflect on her performing career. Here she tells traditional tales - often containing a hefty dollop of humour - going full circle to return to The Red Shoes, the first tale she told at our club. Still on Tenterhooks references suspense and tales drawn from the cotton and weaving towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Christine has performed at Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival, Crosscurrents Festival in Australia, Glistening Waters Festival in New Zealand, Dublin Yarn-spinners and headed the bill at The Festival at the Edge. She has been a storyteller for major theatre and opera companies.
She writes, "On Tenterhooks was a set of stories based on me searching for stories to connect me to my past."
The hunger for narrative is a basic human instinct. Stories help us make sense of the world and give structure and order to our everyday lives. They tell us what is important, what is not and give us a way to connect people's individual experiences to those of others. They help us identify with universal truths. Stories are a way we put a human face on the world, which is something we have always needed and valued. Some of our most profound decisions are made emotionally, not rationally. Stories tap into emotions better than anything else.
If you want to know more, come and listen to the Shaggy Dog Storytellers presenting
TALES from the WHARF.
On the last Friday of every month, except December.
The Shaggy Dog Storytellers provide storytellers for any performance or workshop.
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