Arianna Ross ~ Story Tapestries

 
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Blessing in Disguise

Waves of Adventure

The Fastest Plane

Magic of the Sea

Monkey Tales

Immigrant Quilt

Classically Different Adventures

Festa: A Dance of Cultures

A Link in the Circle

Tales of Mystery Where the Fool Prevails

Welcoming in the New Year

 

A Blessing in Disguise

Yesterday the worst........happened to me, my friend, family or a stranger. Is it a blessing? Often times, hidden within the heart of the problem is the biggest gift of all, a lesson to be learned. Listen to or participate in the telling of both personal and religious stories from our community at large.

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Waves of Adventure

When you swim in the ocean or dance in a river, you can hear waters' special symphony singing in your ears. How can you re-create the musical/moving story of the water? Travel around the world with only your imagination, voice, and body. Discover the many magical, mysteries of water on this amazing earth. What can we do to help our water stay clean and beautiful?

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The Fastest Plane

Around the world in 45 minutes: a multi-lingual program. Together we will dance through the streets of America, Mexico and India. Discover the similarities and differences between these diverse cultures. Leave the program wanting to read more folk tales and tell more stories. | study guide

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Magic of the Sea

The poetry of the ocean and the creatures of the islands capture our imagination and take us on a creative learning adventure. An exploration of life above and under sea level told through music, story and acrobatics. Become a manta ray and a shark as you listen and participate in folk tales and true stories from Indonesia. | study guide

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Monkey Tales

Animals certainly are the smartest creatures. In these delightful Asian versions of Aesop's Fables, it is the creatures that teach us about Indian culture, geography and history. Leave the program dancing like a monkey, slithering like a snake and roaring like a tiger! | study guide

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Immigrant Quilt

Celebrate our journey to and survival in a new land. Many people came here by choice and others were forced to come here bringing with them only their stories. Travel back in time to Senegal, Russia and England to hear historical stories of immigration to the United States from the 1600's to present day. Walk away with a broader understanding of our diverse community both in the past and present. | study guide

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Classically Different Adventures

On the surface, people may look different, but at heart they are all our heroes. Classic Folk Tales like Thumbelina told from the perspective of another culture. A fun and adventurous program that explores the characteristics of a traditional hero in a non-traditional style. | study guide

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Festa: A Dance of Cultures

(Now including three Musician/Dancers) Let us dance across Brazil. Let us dance and play music across Brazil. We can travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Amazon, over the mountains and through the fast moving cities. Listen to folk tales, songs and personal stories about a country that is passionate about life and community.

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A Link in the Circle

What it is like to be so immersed in a culture where your guesthouse owner becomes your adopted "Aunt?" Discover what it means to travel alone with only the support of total strangers. Witness the differences and similarities between these diverse countries.

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Tales of Mystery where the Fool Prevails

Traditionally, the fool with his naiveté outwits everyone or loses it all. Sometimes the "fool" is actually the smartest one of all underneath the wit and humor. Try to solve the riddle before the characters does. Stories where the wisdom lies in the simplest answer.

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Welcoming In the New Year

Every family has a special way of bringing in the New Year. Sometimes they celebrate this holiday on a different date than January 1st like the Chinese New Year or the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Sing, dance and bring in the New Year on any day of the year with these three unusual yet very traditional tales about the "same holiday".

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