Oral Storytelling - An Introduction Part 2

Once we are familiar with oral storytelling and the transmission of inner imagery, it is time to dive deeper into the performative strength of the storyteller. We look in detail at which techniques support us in enriching the stories we tell.

Once we have grasped the principles of oral storytelling and the transmission of inner imagery to an audience – what is the next step? How can we effectively shape a story and feel comfortable with space, audience interaction and language improvisation? Which performance rules apply to the oral storyteller in comparison to the art of reciting or acting?

In this add-on course we will dive deeper into the world of orality and look at which techniques can support us in enriching the stories we tell. We will look at different narrative structures and their function and consequences for timing.  The workshop contains exercises for working with autobiographical as well as traditional tales.



  • Traditional, biographical, improvised stories and poetry
  • Exercises on teller perspective and personal positioning
  • Improvisation
  • Introduction to narrative structure
  • Constructive audience feedback
  • Reflexion and discussions



This course is open to anyone who has participated in the Introduction to Storytelling - Part 1 and/or has had some experience in oral storytelling.

Ragnhild A. Mørch trained in storytelling, physical theatre and directing and has worked in live arts since 1996. Since 2005, she is a full-time storyteller and focuses on storytelling as performance art both as a performer, coach and lecturer. She is artistic manager of the training course Storytelling in Art and Education at the Berlin University of the Arts and co-curator of the bilingual storytelling series at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Her current focus lies on understanding the effects of personal positioning and hierarchic perspective with regards to performance material. She has performed at international festivals around Europe and North America and tells her stories in German, Norwegian and English.






Run period:
26.06.2023 – 28.06.2023
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:

Course fee:
EUR 360

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