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Folke Tegetthoff's 'Tales from
PUBLIC TALK 8.30pm, Sunday,
12 February 2006
....at USM ABN-AMRO Arts & Cultutal
Centre, Lebuh Pantai
The Manly Daily, Sydney
telling does not simply mean setting up channels between my mouth
and your ears - it means laying out very fine threads between
my heart and your hearts." Folke Tegetthoff
planted the tree of the fairy tale in the heart of the people..."
The Star News, Los Angeles
of Europe's foremost modern storytellers, Folke Tegetthoff, shared
his dynamic narrative talents with Penangites when he depicted
stories from his
famous 'Tales from Heaven' during a presentation on the island.
present there on Sunday were the Ambassador of Austria Dr. Donatus
Koeck, representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Peter Schier
and Soka Gakkai (M) deputy president Liu Cheng Choong.
who had studied medicine and education theory in his younger days,
came upon a certain fairy tale one morning that inspired him and
became a turning point of his life. Since than his life as a storyteller
has grown. Tegetthoff,
a native of the Austrian town of Graz, is admired for combining
classical elemants of the fairy tale with a new contemporary style
is the organiser of Europe's biggest storytelling festival, the
'Grazerzahlt' or "Tales of Graz". He has published 31
books, selling over 1.4 million copies, and has had seven TV movies
made. His work has been also entered in the archives of the National
Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
has now become committed to reviving storytelling as a popular
medium for healthy recreation and family bonding. More about Tegetthoff
can be viewed at his website, www.tegetthoff.at.
event was organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Universiti
Sains Malaysia (USM), with the support of Cape Poetics. It is
part of the 'The Penang Global Ethic Project', a month-long series
of programmes to promote concepts of universal peace and multi-religious
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