"Stories beget understanding,
Understanding begets respect,
Respect begets justice,
Justice begets peace,
That is the power of story."
The Storytelling Round Table at the 2016 Texas Library Association Conference in Houston helped sponsor renown storyteller and mime, Antonio Rocha (pronounced Hosha with a short o sound). His TLA pre-conference workshop was titled "Beyond the Voice: Using Movement, Expression and Mime in Storytelling." My head is still spinning with Antonio's tips on incorporating mime in our storytelling journey. With permission from Antonio, I thought it best to blog about this unforgettable day in hopes that what was taught will be practiced often until we can try out some of the movements at a storytelling event in the future.
Antonio worked with us on pulling a rope, opening a door, and using our eyes! I've included clips to help you see what was taught.
Thank you Antonio for sharing your passion with us. You make it all look so easy when in fact, it's a lifetime of constant interaction with the world, research, practice, and finally the beautiful portrayal of story you share with us on stage. Thank you!
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