Hello! My name is Giorgiana Elena Popan and I’m from Romania. I have been an actress for 12 years and a storyteller for 9 years . I am from Arad: a nice little town on the border with Hungary.
Since I have discovered the beautiful art of storytelling through my friend and storyteller Mihaela Blaga from the County Library of Arad, I began to tell stories everywhere – in schools, kindergartens, corporations, hospitals, churches, parks, centres for the elderly and more.
But my real entrance as an international storyteller was in 2012 when I participated at The International Storytelling Festival Kanoon in Iran. From there I represented my country with Romanian folktales in Kenya, Thailand, Canada, India, South Korea and all over Europe.
Also from 2012 Mihaela and I have organised the first Storytelling International Festival The Magic of of the Word from Romania in Arad. This year we”ll have the 9th edition. Through our Storytelling Association, we’ve opened a Storytelling Centre for children aged 5.
I love our folktales, our costumes, our Christian Orthodox traditions so….this is me, the Romanian storyteller Giorgiana Elena Popan.