Programme for 2017

 “Ένα παράθυρο στην αφήγηση Ελληνικών Μύθων”

με την Στέλλα Κασιμάτη, διδάσκουσα στο International School of Storytelling, UK.

20 – 23 Ιουλίου 2017 στο Αμάρι Ρεθύμνου  

Ένα τετραήμερο σεμινάριο αφιερωμένο στην εξερεύνηση των βασικών αρχών της αφήγησης μύθων. Σε ποια παράδοση ανήκουν οι λεγόμενες ‘παραδοσιακές’ ιστορίες και μύθοι;  Όσο πιο πολυ ερευνήσουμε αυτήν την παράδοση τόσο πιο καλά θα αφηγηθούμε την ιστορία. Οι μύθοι μας αποτελούν τον θεμέλιο λίθο του δυτικού πολιτισμού και η αφήγηση τους ανοίγει πτυχές τις ψυχής μας που η καθημερινότητα κρατάει σφικτά κλειστες.

Ελάτε στους πρόποδες του Ψηλορείτη να εξερευνήσουμε μαζι τους μύθους μας, να παίξουμε παιχνίδια που καλλιεργούν τη δημιουργικότητα, να γελάσουμε και , στο τέλος του σεμιναρίου, να αφηγηθούμε έναν μύθο ανάμεσα σε φίλους στο Αμάρι.

Προηγούμενη εμπειρία στην αφήγηση ειναι απαραίτητη. (Πχ σεμινάριο: Ένα παράθυρο στην αφήγηση)


Τιμή συμμετοχής: €230

Περιλαμβάνει: δίδακτρα, παραμονή στο Αμάρι, πλήρη διατροφή και πιστοποιοιτικό συμμετοχής.

Τιμή χωρίς παραμονή και διατροφη: €160

Τιμή δίδακτρα και 3 γεύματα: €190 

Το σεμινάριο αρχίζει στης 5μμ την Πέμπτη και τελειώνει την Κυριακή.

Για κρατήσεις ή πληροφορίες: Αμάντα 6934884047 ή amarireception@gmail.com

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Storytelling in the Amari School House during Stella and Sue's last course together in May this year.

PERSONAL STORYTELLING INTENSIVE

With Sue Hollingsworth and Stella Kassimati

April 23rd - May 13th 2017

This 3-week storytelling training focuses on the telling of real life, autobiographical stories to tell to a group of listeners. By the end of the course you will have the skills necessary to shape and craft any story that you want to tell, whether it's around the kitchen table to your family and friends or to a hall or school packed full of people.

Many people these days have a story to tell: it might be an important moment in their lives, something funny or sad that involved members of the family that are not with them any more, or their personal involvement in a larger, historical happening.

But there are many questions about how to do this well:

 

How can we share a true story so that it is not just egotistical?

How can we tell a story as if it were a gift to our listeners?

How can we move people, touch them and help them to see more clearly what it is to be human?

How do we shape our life stories so that they will be remembered and passed on?

How can we stand in our voices and words and be completely present, revealing our whole selves?

 

The course will include practical story crafting and coaching in small groups and a craftwork session each week with Kathleen van der Weerd. There will be maximum of 12 students to ensure individual attention. Some storytelling experience is beneficial but beginners will also be considered. A good working knowledge of English is required.

Cost:  €1.950  (or equivalent) for eight international students and a specially sponsored cost of  €650 for the first four Greek students who book (who must be resident in Greece).

To book your place please click here: Prices and booking

Price includes: tuition, accommodation and full board except weekend meals.
Not included in the price are weekend meals - Friday and Saturday supper and Saturday and Sunday lunch; personal and travel insurance; drinks with meals eg wine; travel to and from Amari.  

Or if you have any questions, please email: amarireception@gmail.com 

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 Expenses NOT included in prices:

- Travel to and from Amari
- Personal and travel insurance cover
- Personal drinks, e.g. wine with meals

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Programme 2015: 

Speaking to the Stars:

The meeting place between Myth and autobiographical storytelling

4 - 11 August 2015

with Roi Gal Or  and  Stella Kassimati

Join us for 8 days in this Ancient Cretan landscape to explore the dwelling places of Homer's Gods and Goddesses by the sea, in caves and on mountains. Together we will discover the meeting place between Myth and autobiographical storytelling, bringing to life our personal journey , celebrating human freedom and responsibility and how they are deeply connected with nature.

In the writings of Homer (1000 BC), the Gods were intimately involved in human affairs, controlling and guiding the destiny of human beings, but humans had very limited freedom. Today individual freedom is of great value, often at the expense of our relationship with the natural world.  Our freedom is essential, yet we long for connection, guidance and inspiration at a time when it seems the Gods and Goddesses have grown silent.

In the village of Amari, cradled in the foothills of the majestic Psiloriti (Idi) mountain, we will walk the paths of the ancients, creatively and playfully discover new ways of communicating with ourselves, with nature and with each other.

Click on names for more information about the course facilitators.

Book early (3months ahead) and receive a gift of organic Amari wine or olive oil on arrival in Amari

 Prices and Booking...

 

 

We have lived wonderful weeks in Amari:

2 - 7 May 2016 - Καβάλα στην Μεγάλη  Αρκούδα with Sue Hollingsworth and Stella Kassimati
13 - 19 October 2016 - The Soul's High Adventure with Martin Shaw, School of Myth

15-18 July 2015 - Brainstorming ideas for the future of Friends of Amari
4 - 11 August 2015 - Speaking to the Stars with Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati

8-15 May 2014 - Speaking to the Stars with Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati
23 July - 4 August - Art Exhibition Tour in the Amari Valley 

18-25 July 2013 - Speaking to the Stars with Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati 

16-23 July, 2012 - Speaking to the Stars with Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati
27 October - 2 November, 2012 - The Odyssey  with Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

1-8 June, 2011 - Mixing the Muses with Michael Harvey
30 July - 5 August, 2011 - 1st Story Feast

13-20 August, 2010 - Gathering of Friends
24-30 October, 2010 - Myth and Music with Hugh Lupton and Ross Daily

13-21 July, 2009 - Bring your Stories to LIfe - Biographical Storytelling 

13 - 21 August, 2008 - Bring your Stories to Life - Biographical Storytelling
27 Aug - 3 Sept, 2008 - The Dionysian Week with the Gods

28 Aug - 4 Sept, 2006 - Pioneering Week

See Past Workshops