MARION KENNY

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MARION KENNY is a charismatic live performer, highly regarded multi-instrumentalist, master storyteller and inspirational trainer living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

She plays concert flute, Chinese bamboo flute (Dizi) Chinese reed flute (Bawu) Balinese bamboo flute (Suling) Chinese harp (Guzheng) and piano.

Marion performs as a soloist but is a passionate collaborator. She presently plays with a number of musical ensembles as well as creating music for theatre, dance and storytelling.

She has worked as a professional storyteller since 1994 and performed, researched and taught internationally.

Marion has been working as a performer with theatre, circus and physical theatre companies since 1985.

Marion Kenny is artistic director and producer of Voices in Scotland, a project which features musicians and storytellers from around the world who live and practice their art in Scotland. Voices in Scotland has had sell out shows at Celtic Connections, Scottish International storytelling festival and Commonwealth day celebrations at City Halls in Glasgow.

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Training

Music and Theatre Arts degree, Exeter University, 1985

Vocal and movement improvisation, Fooltime School of Performing, 1987

Spear and sword dances, Chinese harp, Dizi flute, China Academy of Traditional Theatre, Beijing, 1996

Inner temple dances, Sulin flute, Naja Raja Academy of Music and Dance, Bali, 1998

Research

Maori myths and Scottish settlers in New Zealand, 2001

Aboriginal myths and settlers in Australia, 2005

Traditional Balinese music and dance in Bali, 2014 (Creative Scotland)

Residencies

Storyteller in residence, National Museums of Scotland, 2005

Storyteller in residence, Edinburgh Castle (Historic Scotland), 2006

Balinese music instructor, Dance Base: Scotland's National Centre for Dance (Lila), 2014

Marion's research and Voices in Scotland were supported by Creative Scotland

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