2016 Expressive Rhythm Stories 2 Days Workshop

Expressive Rhythm Stories 2 Days Workshop on 23rd and 24th April 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

paul282x300Conducted by Paul John Dear, Founder of Rhythmbridge
His mission is to bring rhythm in all its forms to as many people as possible.

Paul has studied extensively with teachers from Ghana, Brazil, Senegal, Guinea, Ireland and the USA and has taught traditional African style drum classes, played in a community Samba Band, facilitated Arthurian style community drum circles and delivered Expressive Rhythm Story workshops to community groups, companies and schools all over the UK in the last 15 years. More recently Paul has seen his work take him to Ireland and Malaysia. Paul has played professionally with Beyondrum (AfroBrazilian Grooves), Maghribibeat(Moroccan Gnawa Trance) and The Kajamor Family ( Bougarabou/Serouba Beats from Casamance, Senegal).children_drums
Over a million children have attended an Expressive Rhythm Story workshop since 1999 and Paul has now developed this training to allow others to offer the same.
Paul is currently the Programme Director for Arthur Hull’s UK Playshop, a 6 day intensive training for Drum Circle Facilitator’s from around the world, which is based at Wiston Lodge in Scotland, where Paul is the Creative Arts Development Officer, overseeing an ongoing series of Arts and Music events at Wiston Lodge. www.rhythmbridge.com

“Paul Dear has bundles of integrity and spirit and the passion to share his bliss while serving his community in every rhythmical way possible. He has supported me in my Drum Circle facilitator trainings for years all throughout the UK and has moved from being my student to my mentor and he is now my counsellor, friend and peer. I would like to be like him someday if I ever grow up”. Arthur Hull, Village Music Circles



Paul was great! I enjoyed and learnt a lot from him that is truly useful. Will definitely use the framework of the story to enhance my work with the kids. Overall the workshop was awesome, connected with great people here. Looking forward for future workshop. Haidah (Singapore)

Paul gave more than expected. We conduct expressive rhythm stories at PIPI centre once a week. Autistic children with sensory issues are more responsive and enjoy the stories with rhythm. Expressive Rhythm Stories is a fantastic approach to engage with the children and teach a form of expressive language using both left and right learning method whilst building self- confidence. Rachel Clare (Malaysia)



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Workshop Schedule: 9am to 5pm Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th

We will work as a whole group at times and at times in smaller breakout sessions and over the two days we will focus on the following areas:

Rhythm Work

  • Understanding the beat and rhythm connection inherent in storytelling
  • Using rhythm as a platform for communication/ telling a story


Physical introduction to body and voice

  • Warm up games and movement exercises

Communication Skills: Verbal and non-verbal

  • Vocal techniques
  • Body Language
  • Facial expression
  • Improvisation
  • Mirror Work

Foundations for Expressive Rhythm Stories

  • Develop narratives and characters

Developing Expressive Rhythm Work for Stories

  • How to combine rhythm, movement, body language, facial expression and storytelling.
  • Development of physical body and voice work

Our aim will be to collectively perform a series of Expressive Rhythm Stories by the end of the program.

The program will finish with Certification/Feedback/ Discussion/Q&A

Course Fees:

Special Discount till 12th April 2016 : RM 580 / USD 150

Normal Fees: RM 750 / USD 185

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Group Discounts Available

Dates of Workshop : 23rd and 24th April 2016 (Sat and Sun)

Venue : IDance Studio, F-5-02 Neo Damansara, No.1 Jalan PJU 8/1 (Bandar Damansara Perdana), 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E., Malaysia

Time: 9am to 5pm

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Contact: Christina Jeremiah

Mobile: 6010 2329035

Enail: pesonaempower@gmail.com

Online at www.pesona-hub.com

 Cancellation Policy

In order to receive a partial refund, please send a written notice of cancellation via email to pesonaempower@gmail.com and attention to Ms. Christina Jeremiah not later than the 10th of April 2016. Alternatively you can also telephone or SMS Ms. Christina Jeremiah at 60 10 2329035 and cancel by the 10th of April 2016.

All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of 25% of payments received by PESONA EMPOWERMENT HUB. No refund shall be made under any circumstances for any notice of cancellation received after the 10th of April 2016, however a substitute delegate may be named, provided that PESONA EMPOWERMENT HUB is notified of such substitution prior to the commencement date of the event.

PESONA EMPOWERMENT HUB reserves the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. PESONA EMPOWERMENT HUB is not liable for any expenses incurred by the participants. This workshop may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers.

Organised by Pesona Empowerment Hub (002255986-M), PIPI Pusat Ilmu Pesona Insan Sdn Bhd (1075343-T) Viva KL & Noble Star Enterprise Sdn Bhd (304550-W).

Any questions, contact Pesona Office at 60 10 2329035 | 60 16 2531870.

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