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Stories By Hand Education & Outreach

Trusting Your Story

Trusting your Story (TYS) was developed from the process that led to the creation of the work TYS is an inspirational workshop that deploys theater-based techniques (choreography, music, improvisation, and reflective memory from Indian and western dance-theater techniques) to help people to explore their emotions through unexpected, often counterintuitive “frames", releasing powerful modes of self-expression.


The work explores the impact of our identity on those around us, leading to a deeper understanding of how to work together towards a collective goal. TYS is created to embrace a range of people from professional artists to the general community with no theater or movement background and no particular level of physical fitness. While serious and at times challenging, the workshop is designed to be enjoyable and highly interactive.

Introduction to Indian Dance-Theater
Artistic Director, Preeti Vasudevan leads students and community members through a fun and rhythm-filled workshop in an introduction to classical Indian dance theater exploring gestures, facial expressions, and rhythms to form personal storytelling episodes for participants.
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