Caja’s magical storytelling performance
(2 – 11 yrs) all year
PERFORMANCE BY CAJA VAN DER POEL
(2 – 11 yrs)
“The universe it not made of atoms.
It’s made of tiny stories!”
Caja’s stories age full of magic, rich imagery and heartfelt content. Stories help us to stretch our imagination and broaden our horizons. The adventures of the heroes and heroines, and how they handle adversity, inspire us. We learn about the kind of person we want to be. In the middle of a day spent learning with our head, we take a breath and learn with our heart.
FOR STET SHE HAS MADE 3 THEMED STORY PROGRAMMES
(Each programme has 3 or 4 short, age appropriate stories that link to one another through the theme. Half way through the programme we play a game.)
– Come into your own
– Children and Adults.
The workshop will focus on:
- Physical exercises, using the body and face to express different emotions and learning to be present.
- Energising exercises like mirroring each other. Playing different roles and exploring the use of your imagination.
- Short dialogues and role play, discovering the power of language, timing and interaction.
- Voice exercises. Loud, soft, intonation, articulation and bringing your message across in a playful and interesting way.
|COST||€ 275 / max 1 hour session – price negotiable, discounts for more than one performance on the same day and location. We can also help you with fundraising!|
|DATE||You can book this performance in 2018-2019|
|RUNNING TIME||50 minutes – 1 hour.
NOTE 35-40 minutes for the age group of 2-4
|VENUE||Your school or a location you provide|
|AGE RANGE||2-11 yrs (all stories adjusted to the age group)|
|LIMIT OF PARTICIPANTS||Max 30 / session|
|LANGUAGE||English (Caja is also native Dutch)|
|ADVISED PREPARATIONS||None. If so desired, Caja can give you some ideas on how to use the stories in different lessons.|
More about Caja van der Poel
Caja is a storyteller.
After finishing drama school in The Hague and The Theatre Academy in Amsterdam, she graduated from The International School of Storytelling. She performs all over the world, in English and in Dutch.
Caja loves to wonder, and so loves wonder tales. Their magic, their long journeys to strange lands far away and their infinite wisdom inspire her. The idea that everything is connected, and the way most things turn out well in the end, fills her with enthusiasm which is reflected in her style of telling. (www.cajaskinderverhalen.nl)
General Programme of a storytelling session with Caja
Booking tip: don’t worry if your pupils are not native English speakers – Caja’s sessions are easy to follow!
|Introduction||We light a candle, as is the tradition in storytelling
… and helps the children to focus
|First story||Caja starts with a short story, mostly an interactive one, to
introduce the theme and get a feeling of the group.
|Second story||The second story is the ‘main course’ of the menu, a longer
story withrich imagery and meaning.
|Game||We play a game in the classroom, get our bodies moving and
use our voice. This is to shake off the other stories and clear
the way for the last story.
|Third story||The last story is light and ends really well for the
hero/heroine, a sweet, happy end.
“Discover the wealth of your imagination”