To the Mountains for a Brother; Through the Furnace for a Lover
an ancient siberian story of death and rebirth.
'do you realise you're telling the journey of the anima and animus?' (audience member. June says 'Yes')
Big Music: Have you every felt as though you've lost your way and you're on the wrong path?
the Haida storytellers of west coast Canada told of Raven who made the world, but Sky, the last storyteller who was recorded in 1850, and knew he was the last of his kind, comments that this great creator only did it as a joke. Raven really didn't mean us to take it all so seriously.
nature stories about inner and outer landscapes and 'that spirit of laughter and extravagance that is at the heart of nature and human nature' (Margaret Prescott Montague, Up Eel River 1930) plus Apalachian Old Timey Music.
'Great. The freshness of the material, the way of doing it, the combination of stories, the music, and those stories with that style of music. Everything! Lovely!' (Guto Davis, Milgi's Storytelling Club)
'I'll never look at a dewdrop in the same way again' (audience member)
Sugar Skulls and Love Spoons: I'll miss my coffee when I'm dead. You won't forget to bring it to me, will you?
memory and identity, death and rebirth, love and knitting; a joyful journey through the myths and traditional ways of grieving told through folktales and personal stories.
this show interweaves traditional tales from Mexico, Germany and Wales with June's family stories. its an uplifting performance that will engage, move and inspire you to re-member those who gave you life and identity.
'..a brilliant weaving together of the universal with the most personal..'
'..simple yet pointing to something profoundly significant..’
'..an inspiring and enriching evening…’ (audience members)
Inana Queen of Heaven and Earth: You will die, but I will live forever and I will remember you
ancient sumerian myth of the cycle of a human life - birth, youth, love, striving, maturity, the acceptance of death and universal transcendence of the oldest story that crosses millennia and enters the present moment.
'a storyteller's Inana' (Nel Pheonix, Torriano Storytelling Club)
Stories from The Seat Perilous: The Roads are the way of the Knights, and the Rivers are the ways of the Ladies. The Bridges are the places where we meet.
the lost tales of the knights who went out into the world and the tales of ladies of the lake they found there, the tales that underpin our sense of self and nationhood, the tales of ‘the Matter of Britain’.
you can follow the road of the knights, and the rivers of the ladies, go on a journey into the unknown interior of this land of ours, where you will seek and search and find the greatest prize of all.
‘The tales of King Arthur have a potency of their own, but much more so when told by a storyteller such as June who has an intimate knowledge of the stories and a pitch perfect understanding of her craft – like storytelling rescue remedy for your heart.’ (Nell Phoenix – Camden Storytellers)
'usually people get the history and the myth right, but they get the storytelling wrong, or they get the storytelling right but the history and the myth is wrong. You hit both.' (audience response)