to tell a story is to call up and consider what it is to be human... it's about how we all learn to understand love and loyality, birth and death, hatred and betrayal ... about thinking, talking, craft and skill, art, reading, making meaning, forging community, education, how we deal with worrying about where the next meal is coming from
in this day and age, the essentials of living are mediated through politics gossip news twitter books films TV Radio Art Music Dance.... but before all these there was storytelling
and storytelling is a powerful medium
Desire Joy Morality Culture Creativity Eating Drinking Sexuality Living Honesty Jealousy Destruction Creation ....
all these elements have always been offered up for examination in the oldest stories and are best presented in that oldest of arts - oral storytelling.
June uses stories and storytelling in all aspect of education. She offers performances, workshops and residencies.
story and storytelling are the starting points of all communication, art and education.
storytellers were the first teachers, the first leaders, the first Masters of Ceremony.
and the best teachers and MCs today are still the storytellers. They are the facilitators, imaginers, namers of names and dreamers of dreams.
the storytellers are the ones who help create and fix our communities.
she uses stories to interpret, facilitate learning and understanding at museums, historical sites and public spaces.
she uses stories and storytelling to support children and adults in their understanding of our lives in the wider world of our lives in their community and storytelling ultimately supports the individual to understand the self.
sadly the world of websites, technology and the internet is still a bit of a mystery to her, which is why these pages are so interestingly idiosyncratic.