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Bodies of Wonder Story Choir



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Calling storytellers, poets and artists of all forms interested in the relationship between body, wonder and story.

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Join us for an online story choir, exploring and co-creating an interwoven concert of embodied stories.

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Bodies of Wonder is a collaborative, creative Storychoir running on Wednesday evenings through autumn / winter. Sign ups are open until October 31st. 


This Storychoir is facilitated by Dr Joanna Gilar, storyteller, fairy tale scholar and founder of Story Commons.

It will offer storytellers and artists the space to dive deeply into wonder tales and myths to explore their wild, complex, interwoven bodies, inviting stories into community and community into stories.

The sessions will offer space to discuss aspects of sexuality and gender which have been erased in the written history of story, and explore how we might invite these diversities back into their rich experience of embodied story.  

They will also offer participants a space to develop t
heir work within a supportive, co-creative community, and weave work into a collective story concert which gives voice to our bodies of wonder.

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- The sessions will run online on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 - 10pm UK time, from
October - December 20th.
Sessions start mid October, and sign ups are open until October 31st. 

-  There will be 2 follow up sessions in January (10th and 24th), followed by a co-created online performance. 

- Each session will offer in-depth storytelling work as well as space
for movement, breathwork and co-created art. 

- Participants are welcome to bring a story they are currently 
working on, or come simply with curiosity, appetite and wonder. 



Participation in the Storychoir is £220. We only have 12 spaces available, so do get in touch if you would like to reserve a place.  

At the moment we also have a limited amount of lower cost bursaries available, please contact us for more details if cost is a barrier to participation in the course. 

If you would like to purchase a supporter ticket, to allow us to offer more lower cost options, you can purchase a ticket for £280.

about our choirs.....

It was so good for so many people to come together and co-create this magical process into being. It was a wonderful project and a privilege to be part of.

-- Nana

We created something absolutely magical: an amazing bringing together of all these stories.

-- Sophie

I loved working with stories from all around the world. It was a massive, brilliant, gorgeous project to be part of. 

-- Fleur

This was a fabulous space and has introduced me to the art of storytelling, and what we are told by stories.

-- Sarah

We experienced a deeply open discussion where you honoured all points of view. I loved the questions we pondered. What a global gathering we have had.

-- Kathy

It felt like a safe space where people shared stuff, felt comfortable to do so, supported each other well, everyone brought their different skills. We were given the time and space to allow things to come together. It was a beautiful thing.

-- Tunde

For more information
or to book a course,
get in touch


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