This Journey began when I was a child. My Amma used to read to me, gifting me stories and fed my imagination. She gave me my first book of ‘Indian Stories’ when I was about seven years old and that was it. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is More Powerful than Knowledge,” and this passion I have to share folktales and stories from around the world help create this incredible place. The world is captured in each story, and every great story is a shared experience. I am grateful to share my amazing adventures with you.
“The greatest Art in this World, is the Art of telling Stories”, Dee
Dee (Durgah Devi) Palanisamy is a passionate Storyteller and is fascinated by all kinds of stories across the world. Dee is an avid advocate of the Arts and enjoys Drama, Theatre and Storytelling. She is a Speech and Drama Educator with more than a decade of experience in the field. After graduating with a Masters of Education, specializing in Drama from NIE (Nanyang Technological University), Dee completed the graded Speech and Drama exams offered by Trinity College (London). She is constantly striving to create spaces and programs that encourage discovery, education and entertainment.
After migrating to Melbourne in 2016, Dee founded Deelightfultales, which is a Storytelling company that aims to renew the oral traditions of the spoken word. She comes to Singapore annually and is available for further discussions. Dee specializes in Storytelling for children, Asian Folktales, Stories from India and Tales from the Mahabharata. She also facilitates targeted Storytelling workshops for children and adults. Dee is proficiently bilingual in English and Tamil. Being born and raised in Singapore, she also speaks conversational Mandarin, Malay and Singlish. As a versatile performer, she connects with her audience and truly believes in the Power and Magic of Storytelling.
A NICE QUOTE
- Folktales and Fables
- Storytelling performances for preschool and primary school children.
- Interactive Stories for Children
- Use of Puppets and Props
- Thematic stories
- Workshops on oral communication skills and drama techniques
- Storytelling skills training
- Storytelling Workshops (For Children and Adults)
- International Storytelling Festivals and Workshops