The International
School of Storytelling

Word dancing

An introduction to story and the Drut’syla technique

An introduction to story for beginners and those interested in learning about the Drut’syla technique. In this workshop we will look at narrative as a three -dimensional art. A world of story, a world of landscape. A drut’syla, is the teller of a story-lattice woven over centuries by the Jewish communities. To create objects of wonder a carpenter must learn about the nature of wood, a silversmith about the nature of silver. This course will introduce you to the nature of story, and how we can create whole worlds with the words on our tongue alone to evoke an image in another's eye. This course is not about learning performance skills, it is an introduction to how we can work with language so that it becomes a dance, and how we can find the very heartbeat of a story so that it lives in us, whatever our creative medium.

Artists, sculptors, writers, poets, teachers, library staff anyone with an interest in story and narrative; Welcome! The only experience required is an interest in narrative and story.

This course is offered on a GIFT ECONOMY basis: pay what you can afford to pay for it:
We hope that this will help bring our work to people who cannot usually afford to pay the standard course fees.

This is how the Gift Economy works: The standard course fee is £166 - if you are able to pay more than the standard fee you will help support the work of the Charity. If on the other hand you are unable to pay the full fee then you pay what you are able to afford. 

You can only pay the standard fee on the website so if you would like to pay a lower or higher amount please email stating the amount you would like to pay.  

If you are asking to pay a lower fee you do not have to explain why, there is no assessment process, you simply state what fee you can afford and we will send you an email with instructions about how to make your payment. Please email for more info.

It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Emerson College during your course. Please do so directly with them by using their online booking system, at the following link Scroll down to find your course and you will be able to find all the options and prices and make a booking. The costs are NOT INCLUDED in our tuition fee.

If you prefer accommodation in the village of Forest Row, (20-25 minute walk), please email for a list of available accommodation