Stand and Deliver presents…

life stories in motion: A Story Choreography Project

4 week workshop-take one or all

September 21st | 6:00-7:30 pm

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Bring out the stories within you and transform them into a work of art.

Story Choreography Projects helps individuals dive into a creative and emotional experience by exploring your personal stories and movement and weaving them into performance art.

The experience of this workshop will enrich your life, broaden understanding of your unique history, bring greater compassion to others and honor the extraordinary experiences we collectively share.

Story Choreography Projects is a special workshop offered 1-2x per year by artistic director and facilitator Barrie Barton. Each SCP project has a specific theme. The Spring 2019 theme is “Lost & Found.”

Who Is Story Choreography Projects For?

Anyone can join Story Choreography Projects. Participants must be located in Western North Carolina and able to attend the 9-week workshop, culminating in a performance in downtown Asheville, NC.

How will SCP change YOUR life?

The SCP creative process is designed to harness the unspoken, the hidden, the unshared and the taboo and transform it into the spoken, seen and expressed actions through the container of creativity, performance and community.

Here’s What You’ll Get:

  • Experience the interweaving of stories, movement and multi-media into the montage of the human collective: personal and universal.
  • Learn performance and presentation skills that builds confidence and provides an outlet for personal expression.
  • Discover a fun, playful and engaging process that is both personal and community oriented.
  • A greater sense of self as well as strategies for accessing your inner voice and strength.
  • New friends and a greater appreciation for the complex lives we all live.

Details & Logistics:

  • Monday, September 21
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can - $10 or $15
  • Limited to 12 participants

Stitching Stories Through Choreography

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton  takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece…including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human  condition. Through telling our stories, “We are seen and heard.We belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story.”

Is Story Choreography a Good Fit for Me?

Story Choreography is perfect for anyone who wants to connect more deeply and express themselves more creatively!. During this 9-week workshop, you’ll dive into a collaborative and emotional experience by exploring personal stories and movement and weaving them into performance art. You’ll harness the unspoken, the hidden, the unshared and the taboo and transform it into spoken, seen and expressed actions. Participants have claimed that this course has enriched their lives, broadened the understanding of their unique history, brought a greater sense of compassion to others and honored the extraordinary experiences that they collectively share.

Want to explore other options to improve your speaking and stage presence?

Slide “Barrie’s hands-on workshop, provided tools to craft my message the right way and provided physical & mindset practices to prepare how to show up with confidence. I was anxious to enroll in her course, but quickly found a safe place surrounded with positivity and encouragement. I highly recommend Barrie’s workshop!”

Founder, Spark Hustle Grow
Slide “Barrie’s course in speaking and presentation was extremely useful. I learned new insights into my approach to presenting. Each sample exercise was geared towards our specific needs and they all built well upon one another. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the course to others.”

I.T. Department, WCU
Slide "Barrie is an inspiring speaker and presentation coach who helps you find your inner source of confidence and power as a presenter or facilitator. Her approach is authentic, personable and non-threatening. Barrie makes getting on the stage or behind the podium seem like the most natural thing you could do!"

- Chris Allen, Creative Biz - Conscious Entrepreneurs
Slide "I enjoyed your class so much! Your teaching style speaks to me and made me feel 100% comfortable. Plus, it was such a welcoming environment. I think my fellow students are great - each of us has our own unique gifts and strengths... so I'm already learning from them too!"

Nancy Casey, Speaker’s Learning Lab client 2018
(SLL – Fall 2018)
Slide "The speech was a massive hit. Over 1,300 people and probably 200 people came up to me during the conference and told me how much they enjoyed it. Also, probably getting a gig in Hawaii because of it. Couldn't have done it without you! Thanks so much!"

Brent Darnell
Emotional Intelligence Coach Individual Coaching
Slide "Barrie was an expert at drawing out each of our stories and developing our confidence and presence. I really found her very responsive to helping me develop my story and I really enjoyed working with her."

Crystal Goure, Graphic Designer
YMCA SLL Fall 2018