International Storytelling Festival
November 25th - December 3rd 2016 at 7:00pm
Storytelling is as old as mankind and is considered to be one of the most ancient arts. Professional storytellers come from all over the world telling stories that cultivate their heritage, stories that explore myths and legends, stories that provide laughter, drama and wonderment. Their stories engage audiences to stimulate their imagination unlike other modern artistic mediums. The storyteller must evoke all of the senses to allow the listener to visualise the story, the characters and the setting as told. Storytelling celebrates the art of communication, of talking and listening, and of conveying information, whether lighthearted or profound.
· The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, GIMISTORY, spans from November 25th through to December 3rd ieach year and is the highly anticipkick-offk off to the Holiday Season.
· Each of the Grand Cayman districts, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman enjoy a FREE night of storytelling at picturesque venues on beaches under the sea grape trees, or at a park or open field under the moonlight. Local and overseas storytellers take to the stage and tell a tall tale or two while the crackle of a wood burning hints at the hot, delicious fried fish and fritters available after the stories.
· GIMISTORY is presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as a FREE event for the community and made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours.
· The Festival brings over 2,500 people together from virtually every sector of Cayman’s multi-generational, multi-national community, in addition to visitors from abroad who return time and again.
· Revitalising the art of storytelling, which was the main community entertainment and means of transferring cultural mores before the advent of radio and television through Storytelling workshops in schools and district community centres and the tri-island events of the festival.
· By its very nature, the festival celebrates the art of communication, of talking and listening, and of conveying information, whether lighthearted or profound.
· During the day, storytellers visit schools, making special presentations to students in each of our three Cayman Islands
- Watch one of our annual Caymanian storytellers Lady Rabia click here.
- Watch David Bereaux and Friends tell some Calypsoes which are traditional Caribbean musical folktales click here.
Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Erin Bodden at 345-949-5477 or email: email@example.com
• A 15 minute (or longer) video of a performance OR a link to a website where we can see a performance
• A current Bio/CV.
• Two (2) Good quality (150 to 300 dpi) colour photographs - one portrait and one in action.
• Two (2) references from organisers of any festivals in which you have performed in.