POLISH FOLKTALES: ‘YOU DON’T KNOW HOW GOOD YOU HAVE IT – THE CHARMS OF POLISH FAIRY TALES AND SAYINGS’ / MICHAŁ MALINOWSKI (MUSEUM OF FABLES, FAIRY TALES AND STORIES ‘MUBABAO’)
Duration: up to 70’
Date: Sunday, October 22 @ 1:00 PM
Location: The Scottish Storytelling Centre
Showcasing the vivid and interactive telling style, spectators can discover a rich brew of polish tales and folklore, traversing local Polish legends, animal fables, religious tales, fairy tales and ghost stories. Much fun and some fear. Well-known Polish stories, old legends and religious tales. The wizard of words, Michał Malinowski, will be your guide in the world of fables and tales.
Michal Malinowski is a storyteller, writer, folklorist and visual artist. He is the creator and director of The Storyteller Museum – a new type of museum based on interactive technology presenting oral traditions and intangible heritage from all over the world. . From the beginning, The Storyteller Museum has been actively involved in indigenous folklore documentation, both in Poland and abroad. Malinowski has been a chief contributor to the revival of the Polish storytelling movement, organizing numerous festivals and events. He has performed his storytelling programs live on stage, at libraries, schools and on the radio. He has been a guest speaker at storytelling festivals and events in England, Spain, France, Italy, Burkina Faso, Canada, India, Syria and Iran. Since 2004 has been collaborating with National In-Service Teacher Training Center and the Institute of Modern Education for giving storytelling workshops for teachers and students. His work in educational field resulted in organization of numerous school storytelling workshops and festivals.
In 2006, Malinowski was awarded a special prize by the Polish Minister of Culture for his contribution to the preservation and development of culture. He is the co-author, with Anne Pellowski, of the book “Polish Folktales and Folklore,” published in the USA (the book received the Aesop Accolade of the American Folklore Association). In 2007, Malinowski received a UNESCO grant to organize an exhibition about the Heritage of Amadou Hampate Ba and West African Oral Tradition. His Storytelling Festiwal TEŻNIA MARZEŃ 2009 recived 3 award as the Best Cultural Event of the Year in Mazovie Aera (Warsaw Province). Malinowski’s vision for global understanding is intrinsically tied to sharing, and learning from oral traditions of indigenous cultures.
The event was created in cooperation with the International Storytelling Festival. http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/scottish-international-storytelling-festival