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Many of the world’s myths spring from the continual tension between the powers of order and chaos. The emergence of life from the primordial soup; the epic battles between the gods and the creatures of the underworld; humankind’s ongoing attempts at taming nature, and her resistance. Can stories show us the paths through this wilderness?
Join storytellers Alice Courvoisier and Cath Heinemeyer, and musicians Tamasin and Ian Graham, for tales from (among others) ancient civilisations, dark English boglands and science fiction: stories of how things fall apart – and may come back together.
Following the performance there will be time for audience discussion.
Cath Heinemeyer is a storyteller, lifelong learning tutor, educator and mother in York. She has told stories for and with audiences from pre-schoolers to the elderly in settings from universities to windmills. She is currently embarked upon a PhD in Storytelling with Adolescents at York St John University and York Theatre Royal.
Alice Courvoisier is a maths tutor, keen traveller and avid reader. She has talked to specialised and lay audiences on topics ranging from kayak touring to solar physics. She teaches a course on the mathematics of chaos for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York, and is interested in storytelling as an alternative way of communicating scientific ideas.