Spanish / Basque

This document has been put together by the members of AEDA  and is an invitation to reflect on the different lines of training of oral narrators. In it we have tried to agree on the content and proposals that we consider recommendable when training storytellers.  We hope you find it interesting.

 

  • WHAT WE TELL WITH. We think it is important to acquire concepts of body/body language, voice and stage presence. 

 

  • THE VOICE ITSELF. We  believe that all training and exploration in order to consolidate the voice itself is always useful: to feed originality, find uniqueness, to create one's own style, to put together a personal repertoire..all of this gives colour to the development of the activity and honesty to the work.

 

  • WHAT WE TELL (1). We feel that it is advisable to have knowledge of traditional oral texts, as frequent reading of these texts, together with the preparation and incorporation of them within one's repertoire, allows the internalization of structures and strategies which are “naturally” oral and essential for the normal development of our craft.

AEDA, the Spanish Professional Storyteller´s Association, is backing this initiative put forward by the storyteller Martha Escudero with the aim of spreading a message which, while obvious, is as yet little known among the adult public.

For that reason we are including this seal on the website home page and we are encouraging everyone (members, friends, the general public, those who live in the arms of stories...) to spread the word as much as possible (via Facebook walls, Twitter, blogs, …) in order that the message goes that bit further and that bit deeper.

Regards

English 

 

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Ana Griott was in Rome representing AEDA. This is the short text she read about us:

 

"AEDA (Spanish Professional Storyteller´s Association) is a young organization, born in 2010. Little by little our association is finding its own place in Storytelling world.

These are the three points that we would like to distinguish:

  • We publish an online magazine (El Aedo) about professional and traditional storytelling world. Its third issue will appear soon.
  • This year we are involved in protesting against the situation of the stage professionals in our country. The government has approved a VAT (value-added tax) increase, the biggest in the History of Spain, that will cause the end of spanish cultural activity, particularly Storytelling. A tax increase of 19 % threats to professional storytellers. The result of this arrangement goes like this: 500 storytelling performances programmed for the last quarter of this year have been suspended. 
  • Therefore, we have been preparing manifestos and press releases expressing our opposition and supporting actions of peaceful protest. Last Friday, for exemple, some storytellers (members of Aeda and not) told stories in the street in front of the Modern Theater, in Guadalajara, closed by the provincial government. 

The stage places are closed but they can´t close our mouths.

If you want to know more about these matters you can consult our website. This has been one the most important achievement for last year: finally Aeda has a web in order to spread information on its activities, its members and the situation of Storytelling over the world.

And this is everything I can say in two minutes..."

AEDA, the Spanish Profesional Storyteller Asociation, and all who take part in it, wish you that the year 2013 may be forthcoming for the spoken word.
May the oral stories arrive to the houses and fill the squares; may they invite us to dream and to share.
We hope that 2013 may be a year full of words that help us to understand one another, and to meet and develop together.
So we may tell together a better world.

Spanish

AEDA, The Spanish Professional Storyteller Association, wishes to demonstrate in its support for the general strike called by the trade unions for Wednesday November 14. This strike has been called in protest at the decisions taken by the government, in their desire to destroy the welfare state, against state education, culture, and health care.
In addition, the Aeda membership wants to protest against the exceptional tax increases, which do not mean an improvement in the quality of public services, as well as against the damaging treatment of self-employed people by the government - a sector to which most of the Aeda membership belongs.
For these reasons, Aeda joins the general strike called for November 14 and invites other associations and every Storyteller to join it as well.

AEDA, Spanish Professional Storyteller´s Association

 

Aeda wishes to express its astonishment, deep worry and rejection of the latest tax increases by the Government. These tax increases, the biggest in the history of our country, will lead to the disappearance of Spanish cultural activity and particularly of Storytelling.

Since it began, our association has been striving to promote professional storytellers. This work will be frustrated by a tax increase of 19% (IVE from 8% to 21% and IRPF from 15% to 21%). The first results of this arrangement are already apparent: 500 Storytelling performances programmed for the last trimester of this year have been suspended. The result of this will be many storytellers not contributing anything in IVA or IRPF as they will be out of work and applying for social security.

We therefore communicate our support for the actions of peaceful protest promoted by other professional cultural groups and demand that the government meets with the cultural professional associations in order to reach an acceptable agreement.