Based on stories of gender and transformation from Arab, Indian and Greek mythology,
Who is male and who is female?
These are questions we struggle with in our time but mythology and folktales have dealt with the questions too.
In search for stories in which contemporary transgenders could recognize themselves, Mats Rehnman has found the stories that say it all.
Our guest teller this month is the internationally acclaimed MATS REHNMAN. As a performer, his ability to tell stories has been described as if “…your ears are at the cinema.” (SR, Swedish Radio). He is a physically compelling and dynamic storyteller who travels widely being very much in demand as a featured performer at international festivals and storytelling events. In 2013, he collaborated with the string quartet, Methera, at the Sage in Gateshead, to produce Strange Lovers described by the Society of Storytellers as being “..superb art, utterly accessible and utterly enchanting.”
Mats is internationally respected for his ‘investigative storytelling’. He searches for ancient, traditional stories all around the globe and reworks them into contemporary tales that touch the hearts and ravish the minds of his audiences. As a writer and illustrator he published many poetry and children’s books.