After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in education from Concordia University, Stéphanie Bénéteau taught for a few years before becoming a professional storyteller, a career that she has pursued successfully for eight years. She performs regularly in schools and festivals, including the Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival, the Ottawa Storytelling Festival and on CBC radio. A dynamic and lively storyteller with a vast repertoire for young audiences, Stéphanie Bénéteau regularly hosts workshops in schools. She has developed a unique storytelling workshop that introduces students to storytelling and the oral tradition.
During this practical and hands-on workshop, students discover the art of storytelling not through memorization but rather through oral interpretation and improvisation based on a traditional story. After having heard a story told to them, the students learn how to retell a story by understanding its inner structure. ln small groups, they develop their story by doing a series of exercises drawn from drama in which they develop characterization, increase their expressive skills and develop poise and confidence. The exercises are always cooperative and promote creativity and self-esteem. The students present their story to the group and, depending on the time available, go to other classes to tell their story and share the art of storytelling with the whole school.
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Possible formats for her visit to the school include:
Phone : 514 482-2016
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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