It’s that time of the year! After a successful first edition, Storytelling Festival Nijmegen is back. On the 15th, 16th and 17th of December, you experience a weekend fully focussed on telling exciting and personal, old and brand-new stories.
What is Storytelling?
People cannot live without stories: in today’s world there is no denying it. Storytelling revolves around personal stories about authenticity. The storyteller introduces a story in its purest form in order trigger the imagination of the audience and let them be a part of another world. This does not mean that there’s no room for already existing stories: in fact, these often offer a suitable format to place relevant societal topics in the contemporary context.
Jazz x Visual Art x Storytelling
On Thursday and Friday evening, Daniël van der Duim and Studio Hartebeest will bring the oldest recorded text to the oldest city, Nijmegen. In a mix of compositions and visual art, they bring ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ back to life in LUX. This is a performance that finds its way through jazz and free experimentation and seeks the connection between storytelling and the visual arts.
Storytelling in De Thiemeloods
On Friday and Saturday evening De Thiemeloods will host no less than four performances, all by storytellers who are (inter)nationally loved. On Friday, Jacqueline Korevaar, Sinead O’Brien and Naomi Namutebi give away their deepest desires in Stories of Desire and in The Mountain, Kurdisch maker Sipan Sezgin Tekin takes the audience on a journey to the tragic mythical story of anti-hero Zahhak. On Saturday evening, Céline Vermeulen questions how to be an adult in Room 168, and Sahand Sahebdivani gives tribute to his revolutionary Iranian father in The Distant Word. Of course, this festival will be concluded with a great afterparty, accompanied by the gypsy jazz from Wet Spaghetti.
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Storytelling Festival Nijmegen is made possible by: Thiemeloods Nijmegen, Storytelling Centre Amsterdam (The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival), Meneer Otis & Gemeente Nijmegen.