During these sessions, participants will learn how to bring stories to life. From the minute they say "once upon a time"... storytellers take their audience on a magical journey to another world. They do that by using different tools such as their voice, the sound “effects” they make, and how they show various emotions through their facial expressions, gestures, and body movements. By using different storytelling techniques, participants will learn how to take stories off the page and transform them into a world full of colors, sounds, and surprises. Learn more about how to tell a story by joining these interactive, dramatic storytelling sessions with Lamya.
Lamya Tawfik, PhD is a Dubai-bred/based Egyptian performing artist. She's a presenter, writer, translator, voice-over artist, actress, and storyteller. Over the last decade she has performed in English, Arabic and Italian with several theatre groups in Dubai including Danú, Dubai Drama Group, DramaDonne and Art Box Group. As a storyteller, she has performed in many children's events and has also taken part in storytelling festivals. She has also told stories at the Sharjah International Narrator Forum, the Sharjah International Book Fair, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Lamya also has more than 20 years of experience in various media fields - journalism, PR, advertising, radio, and teaching media at a university level. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo and a Doctorate Degree in Childhood Studies from the Mass Communication and Child Culture Department, Institute for Postgraduate Childhood Studies at Ain Shams University in Cairo.