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A story for 2016
26/01/2016 - blog

Five years ago I published in my first blog post of the year a short folktale as a way of wishing a happy new year to all followers and visitors from this blog, and I kept doing it until last December, when suddenly, I discovered that my website (and the blog included) had disappeared in the virtual space. The hosting company vanished, and with it, all the hosted websites, leaving behind a lot of angry users. The funny thing is that this happened in 2009: my website has been working until this December 2015, when while performing a domain migration, the website ...

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The Boy Who Drew Cats
17/11/2015 - blog

«Long long ago there lived a poor farmer and his wife with many children. As soon as one of their children was as tall as a hoe, they sent him to work in the fields. But they had a little child. Soo little that he didn’t reach a hoe, and their parents didn’t know what to do with him…» Folktales are full of children facing thousand and one dangers. Here they are one, two, three stories, or more. For little, middle and big ones. The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Stories storytelling: Susana Tornero Friday 20th November at 18h up to 4 years performance in ...

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Tibetan Folktales in Igualada
13/11/2015 - blog

The performances of the 13th, 14th and 15th November at «Dit i Dit, espai de paraula» have been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience. If anyone is still eager to listen this Tales of the Golden Corpse, you’ll still have a last chance next 19th November at 21h, at the Teatre de l’Aurora (Igualada). Tales of the Golden Corpse (Tibetan folktales) Susana Tornero Thursday 19th November at 21h Performance in Catalan Duration: Around 1h Fee: 7 € / 5,50 € Teatre de l’Aurora Sala Les Golfes C/ de l’Aurora, 80 (Plaça de Cal Font) 08700 Igualada ...

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More magic Folktales
05/11/2015 - blog

More magic folktales. This time in the Library of Vilapicina-Torre Llobeta. See you there in a week! Susana Tornero – Magic Folktales in the Empordà Dialect From 4 years Free entrance In collaboration with ANIN Thursday 12th November at 18h Biblioteca Vilapicina i Torre Llobeta Plaça Carmen Laforet, 11 Metro: Maragall (L4)(L5) Bus: 19, 26, 32, 45, 47, 50, 51, 71, 122, H6

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The story within the story
24/10/2015 - blog

Ten years ago, on an autumn Saturday, I entered a bookshop to kill time waiting for the train and I found the book El sembrador de oro y otros cuentos del Tíbet, from Iñaki Preciado. Thanks to this book I discovered the stories told by a wondrous corpse, a wonderful frame tale, in the style of Arabian Nights, very well know in the Tibetan culture. The book contained some of the folktales told by the corpse, but without revealing the end of the frame tale. I could not help but searching the end of that story. Little by little, the search became the storytelling session ...

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Stories on the Seashore
17/10/2015 - blog

For those who were at the workshop Anem a fer xarxa! and for those who couldn’t come. For the people from the neighbourhood, or for any passerby who wants to join in. For fishermen from seawater, freshwater, or tap water… Next Wednesday we will be at La Casa de la Barceloneta with stories, sayings and songs with the taste of the sea. See you there! Stories on the Seashore Wednesday 21th October, from 18 to 20h La Casa de la Barceloneta 1761 C/ Sant Carles, 6, Barcelona Metro: Barceloneta Bus: 39, 45, 64, V15

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Magic Folktales
29/09/2015 - blog

Magic folktales for little, middle and big ones. To keep them or take them away as you wish.Susana Tornero – Magic Folktales in the Empordà Dialect From 4 years Free entrance In collaboration with ANIN Tuesday 6th October at 18h Biblioteca Canyelles Ronda de la Guineueta Vella, 34 Metro: Canyelles (L3) Bus: 27, 47 i 71

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Night of Words
08/09/2015 - blog

Mi sabir un favola. Vos autros querir sentir? Still with the warmth of the good reception of the story “Zuppa da pietra” told in Sabir in the 13th Kea Folktale Festival (Greece), the land and sea ship heads to Molins de Rei. We are invited to the local festival, that will be very soon, so we will disembark in their library, with a shipment of music and stories. Si ti querir, venir…Sabir, sabir Folktales and music from the Mediterranean and beyond Storytelling: Susana Tornero Music: Yerko Fuenzalida Tuesday 22th September at 20h Storytelling session ...

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Discoveries
25/08/2015 - blog

August is about to end, and I have not finished yet my Latvian and Greek chronicles, I am afraid I’ve been abducted by the summer holiday rhythm. But I have a surprise for you: homonarrans. A website I had the pleasure to collaborate, a real homage to storytelling in all forms, an idea dreamed and created by José Manuel de Prada-Samper, Helena Cuesta and Ignasi Potrony, with whom it is a pleasure to share stories, projects and discoveries. I won’t say more and leave to you the pleasure to discover this website by yourselves. You can browse it in English, ...

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From North to South
11/07/2015 - blog

I am preparing the storytelling suitcase: For the north, some warm clothing, as the 16th July I am telling stories at Baltica Festival 2015, which this year takes place in Latvia. For the north, a hut and a fan, because the 19th to 22nd July I will participate as ANIN representative at the FEST (Federation of European Storytelling) Conference 2015 and the Storytelling Festival in Kea, Greece. And stories for everyone. I’ll tell you about when I come back…