Penang Global Ethic
4 Feb to 10 Mar 2006
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Penang Global Ethic Project Launch
Folke Tegetthoff's 'Tales from
WORKSHOP 8.00pm, Monday, 13
USM ABN-AMRO Arts & Cultutal Centre, Lebuh Pantai
Tegetthoff is internationally regarded as founder of a new trdition
of story-telling. No one else has influenced this art form like
Tegetthoff althought his work as a storyteller, poet, lecturer,
festival founder and organiser. His "World Storytelling Tour"
(Welttournee des Mächens) has led him to 28 countries on five
Monday, he was here on the island to shared his dynamic narrative
talents with Penangites when he depicts stories from his famous
'Tales from Heaven' during a workshop.
52-year-old from Graz believes that storytelling is the purest
form of communication. There is no stage settings, no costumes
and no masks. Just me, my words and the audience. Storytelling
is the oldest art form where communication can be very personal
and direct, he adds.
also explains that storytelling does not simply mean setting up
channels between mouth and ears. It means laying out very fine
threads between hearts.
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
website can be viewed at www.tegetthoff.at.
event was organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Universiti
Sains Malaysia (USM), with the support of Cape Poetics. It was
part of the 'The Penang Global Ethic Project', a month-long series
of programmes to promote concepts of universal peace and multi-religious
Tegetthoff's own home seems like one out of a fairytale. He lives
with his family in an old, former St. Georgen nunnery in the Austrian
province of Styria with his dog, goats, duck, geese, rabbits,
fishes, birds and hens. And, of course, his fairies and elves.
here for photo gallery of the workshop.