Theatre & Drama/Spoken Word, London.
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‘ìtàn àwọn Yorùbá’: The stories of the Yoruba
‘ìtàn àwọn Yorùbá’: The stories of the Yoruba is essentially a play which amalgamates six parables based on Yoruba stories and storytelling.
The stories are both old and new and are told using the Yoruba’s traditional storytelling technique.
The idea is to create a dramatisation of traditional Yoruba stories told in English and Yoruba. Through an ensemble of actors the stories will be told using spoken word, poetry and short plays to deliver the stories.
In this play the ensemble will portray a group of storytellers who are from different Yoruba villages and compete for the prize of the best storyteller. They all adopt different ways of telling their alo in the hope that the audience will be persuaded in their favour.
At the end of the pieces the audience will decide on the favourite storyteller who will end the piece with a surprise story.
ìtàn àwọn Yorùbá’ celebrates the stories of the Yorubas and the tradition of storytelling in Nigeria.
 Alo – meaning story