Expressive Rhythm Stories 2 Days Workshop 2014

Expressive Rhythm Stories 2 Days Workshop on 11th and 12th October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

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

To achieve that goal Paul has studied extensively with teachers from Ghana, Brazil, Senegal, Guinea, Ireland and the USA , has taught traditional African style drum classes, set up 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.


Over a million children have attended an Expressive Rhythm Story workshop since 1999.

Paul has played professionally with Beyondrum rhythm3(AfroBrazilian Grooves), Maghribibeat(Moroccan Gnawa Trance) and The Kajamor Family ( Bougarabou/Serouba Beats from Casamance, Senegal)

He 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.

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Summary of 2 days workshop –  course outline

Day 1 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00 – 11:00 Rhythm Work

  • Understanding the beat and rhythm connection
  • Using rhythm as a platform for communication (related to session after lunch)

11:00 – 12:00 Physical introduction to body and voice

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00 Communication: Verbal and non-verbal

  • Vocal techniques
  • Body Language
  • Facial expression
  • Improvisation

15:00 – 17:00  Foundations for Expressive Rhythm Stories

  • Story 1:Funki Munki’s
  • Story 2:Awongalema Tree
  • Develop story outlines and characters in preparation for day two

Day 2 –  9:00am – 5:00pm 

09:00 – 12:00 Expressive Rhythm Work for Stories

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

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00 Breakout Groups for Expressive Story work

  • Group A Funki Munki
  • Group B Awongalema Tree

15:00 – 16:00 Perform Expressive Rhythm Stories

16:00 – 17:00 Closing/Feedback/ Discussion/Q&A

Course Fees and details 
Early Bird Fees by 15th September 2014 : RM 650.00
Normal Fees: RM 750.00

Register Now! Limited To 35 Participants Only!

Dates of Workshop : 11th and 12th October 2014 (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: 9.00am to 5.00pm

 Cancellation Policy

In order to receive a partial refund, please send a written notice of cancellation via email to pesonaempower{at} and attention to Ms. Christina Jeremiah not later than the 4th of October 2014. Alternatively you can also telephone or SMS Ms. Christina Jeremiah at 60 10 2329035 and cancel by the 6th of October 2014.

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 4th of October 2014, 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) Viva Mall KL & Noble Star Enterprise Sdn Bhd (304550-W).

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

4 thoughts on “Expressive Rhythm Stories 2 Days Workshop 2014

    1. Yes we intend to have another one early next year. Will keep you updated. We had an amazing Expressive Rhythm Stories Workshop last weekend (11 &12 Oct 14) by Paul John Dear. It was challenging for us, participants but we discovered new potentials. Learned great tools to engage and connect with Rhythm Stories. ‘Plan but No Plan’ was a good insight! Just an amazing experience in acting skills and creating stories with rhythm and with so little time! It only shows that we do have potential but only need to tap on it. THANK YOU PAUL!!!

  1. Hi, I am interested . I am currently teaching in a government school. My school will be paying for the workshop. Can I pay with school cheque ?

    1. Hi Ng Bee Ling,

      Please note cheque payment is acceptable, please drop an email with your cheque and your personal details. Once payment is cleared we will acknowledge on the payment received. Further details please send an email.

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