Storytelling: Going Back to Oral Traditions

Back to storytelling roots with oral speach

Is it possible to head back to the past and renew with the oral tradition, at a time when people are told stories through videos and books, both recorded to stand the test of time and to always be identical? It would seem so, as this is what an international collaborative group will do, to initiate the story of a whole new universe, called the Triality World. And technology will play a big part in it…

Storytelling Live on Video Calls

Just like in Ancient Greece and other civilizations from before, people will gather to listen to a storyteller. Only this time, instead of being seated around a campfire, they will be sitting in their own living room, office or kitchen, watching the story unfold through a video conference call. The stories will be told by the main characters of the various tales that take place inside the world. These sessions will not be made available through videos and people will not be allowed to film them. Therefore, on each given performance, the text and the story will always be a little different, just as it was before people wrote stories down.

Monologues in the Character’s Language

Although it is quite similar to theatre, these oral presentations are not a play. They only feature one actor at a time, who tells a given story through a monologue. The characters from the initial series will be speaking in English. However, as more tales from the Triality World become available, they will be in different languages, since the Triality World is international. Therefore, if a character is from a Spanish-speaking country (as an example), he or she will tell the story in Spanish. It will be the same for each one, with English versions available later on, but always told by the same actor.

The Initial Stories

The first story to be told will feature the two main characters of the Triality World, who were there at the beginning. He awoke as the universe came to life, while she opened her eyes on earth. They don’t know it when they meet, but they are meant to become Eternal Lovers. When they die, they come back to earth again, inside someone else’s body, as they are born. Then, they have to look for each other, in this world, in order to be reunited. But as the population of the world grows bigger and bigger, it becomes harder for them to meet again, sometime spending lifetimes apart.
The female protagonist will tell the story of how she came to life, on earth, met her eternal flame and became the Mother of the human race. Through her words, we will learn the lover’s fate and how they found themselves again, after death. Her male counterpart will go back further in time, to the origin of the universe, to explain the secrets of life. But most importantly, he will tell the contemporary story of “The Triality,” which takes place in our time, as he and his loved one find themselves again, while inside the bodies of their current hosts: Luis and Stella. However, this time, their reunion won’t be like the previous ones, and something dramatic will happen to change their course forever.

The Contemporary World

The Triality World will move from oral presentations to audio-visual productions. However, the introduction of the main characters of each series and films will be done through these oral presentations first. These stories will develop in our timeline and will surround two main tales which are “Il Consigliere” and “The Concierges.” The first characters to be unveiled will be the two protagonists from “The Triality,” Luis and Stella. They are the link between our world and the parallel world of the Triality. Then, the public will meet Nicola Kafata, who is the consultant to the 26 richest families in the world (Il Consigliere). His storytelling will explain how he came to be this very important man, which is a prequel to the main fiction. Next, Jeanne Bûcher will be introduced. She is the main concierge of the second foundation series of the Triality World “The Concierges.” She will also go back in time and tell her own story, while explaining how she came to meet with one of the two other concierges of the story, Sebastian Rose in the UK.

Uniting the World

The pandemic has changed the way we all live, no matter where we are located in the world. By going back to the oral tradition, these stories will unite people in a truly modern way. No matter where the audience will come from, they will feel as if they are part of a global society, taking part in something unique and vibrantly human: Sharing a moment of intimacy with a storyteller and other listeners.

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