This flower has spoken: a storytelling and music evening with Irena Cerar and Eva Jensterle (in Slovenian language)
Once upon a time, people believed that plants were living things that talked. They were spoken to in different ways. Just what were they telling them? The storyteller and author of popular fairy tale guides will combine some of her favourite folk tales about plants into a flower garland. She will draw from Slovenian narrative tradition, and perhaps also pick up a flower from a neighbouring garden. The storytelling will be intertwined with the music of flutist Eva Jensterle.
About the narrator Irena Cerar: She is known as the author of a series of popular family excursion guides: the Fairytale Routes of Slovenia, Fairytale Routes into History, Kamnik Fairytale Routes and Fairytale Routes without Borders. She has been a storyteller of folk tales for many years, performing at all the most prominent events of this kind in Slovenia and is a co-founder of the Križnik Fairy Tale Festival in Motnik. Of all the halls, she prefers the ones outdoors, in nature and in beautiful places. She is also a regular guest in Bohinj, where since 2010 she has been telling mountain tales to visitors of the children’s event U konc’ sveta so pravljice doma (At the End of the World are Fairy Tales at Home). She also organises guided fairy tale trails, storytelling walks and storytelling excursions. She is a mountaineering and interpretive guide. She has received several awards for her work.
About flute player Eva Jensterle:She started learning the flute at the age of 8 at the Radovljica Music School. Her path led her through the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music to study flute at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. During her studies, she has performed extensively as a soloist, in chamber ensembles and in various orchestras, and has won several national and international competitions. Through yoga, she learned the importance of proper breathing and became certified as a breathing instructor.
She combines all her knowledge and is happy to pass it on to young musicians, for whom she has written and published an interactive booklet “My Musical World”. He occasionally plays in various chamber ensembles.