Held every second year, the space between creates a sense of anticipation. Quite often the overseas delegates return and the excitement that accompanies their arrival is palpable. Relationships are commonly maintained, if not nurtured, through social media, and when at last, virtual soul mates connect, the joy is infectious.
This year storytellers from the USA and Korea were made welcome and from closer to home: Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, the ACT, NSW and Queensland.
Young and old mixed in the fun. Some of the elders were over 80, knowledgeable and still telling stories; some on stilts and some on sticks!
Lyn Ford gave the keynote as well as sharing superbly crafted tales from her heritage. Other American delegates included the energetic Donna Washington and the remarkable thinker and wordsmith David Novak. DAvid
David stayed on in Sydney an delivered his one man story: Gilgamesh.
We were blessed to enjoy the stories and good company and beautiful costumes of Seung Ah Kim.
|Anna Manuel, Susan Hall, Gael Cresp, Lee Foyster, Jackie Kerin, Dani Bucheler-Scott, Devi Palanisamy|