Experimenting with Fusing Storytelling and Improvised Music
Her current research focuses on exploring the concepts of ‘talk’ and ‘narrative’ to widen the discussion and ideas about the domain of communication/dialogue which is often restricted to the two areas of characteristics of language, such as styles and expressions, and content or composition. She would like to show how storytelling differs from ‘reading a story’, in that it is not dependent on the written word. The act of storytelling involves a level of performance that engages the listener and invites them to enter the world of the story.
In January 2015, Yumiko Mitsudo, who actively participates in The Storytelling Club of Matsuyama, was invited to lead a workshop teaching the basic concepts of “storytelling” and how to tell stories in order to prepare for the upcoming storytelling workshops in May. This is due largely to the support of Fundamental Research (C) （project number: 24531245, principal investigator: Miyuki Takano）, however, the activities introduced in the first workshop are directly related to these new workshops.
・Making Connections with the Disabled: Storytelling Workshops (PDF)