Arianna Ross ~ Story Tapestries

 
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Stories in Motion

Play and Tell

A Taste of Storytelling

Discovering the Power of the Written Word

Explaining Science Through Story

Musical Stories

Indian Folk Forms, a lecture demonstration

Laughter as a Healer

Nature's Rhythm

Collaged Stories

 

 

Stories in Motion

Contradiction Dance and Story Tapestries will team up to bring this event to your venue as a workshop or residency. Discover new techniques that you can use in the future to give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play or a dance concert. Learn how to integrate creative writing, story-telling, and dance skills into one cohesive experience. Students perform their own "Story in Motion" as a final presentation event.

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Play and Tell

Re-tell your favorite stories while dancing, singing, and playing instruments from around the world. Through the art of play, deepen your children or your own understanding of story sequencing; increase their language development; knowledge of other cultures; their ability to work as a team.

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A Taste of Storytelling

Discover what it takes to perform a story from memory. Learn specific storytelling techniques that you can use in the future to give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play. Create the beginning of and structure for an entire story that you can share with a friend, a child, or at a performance venue.

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Discovering the Power of the Written Word

From the beginning of time written words have had the ability to change the way a person thinks or feels. Through a series of creative writing exercises, students discover the power of their own words to create an imaginary place, to tell a story, to persuade someone, to teach, etc. The end result of the residency can be a newspaper article or a short story.

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Explaining Science through Story

In ancient times, people explained a scientific phenomenon with a story. Through process drama exercises and storytelling, your family will discover the how's and why's of science. They could explore either a specific scientific process or answer an overarching question such as "Why the Desert is expanding?"

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Musical Stories

Discover new ways to tell stories. Turn off the words and discover how sounds can carry the images. How can you create the picture of a young girl lost in the desert without showing it with your body or specific vocabulary? Turn the words back on and reveal how much more powerful your story can become with the combination of music, dance and spoken word.

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Indian Folk Forms, a lecture demonstration

Play with instruments and touch artifacts from small villages all over India. Listen to a short story, watch a documentary film and participate in a dance demonstration on different types of Traditional Indian Art Forms. Walk away with a new familiarity with a culture perhaps different than your own.

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Laughter as a Healer

Art often helps people to overcome personal difficulties. We will discover the art of the "Smart Clown" and create our own personal physical comedies. This work is based on my years with Bansi Kaul's renowned theatre troupe, Rang Vidushak, in Bhopal, India.

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Nature's Rhythm

When you listen to a storm or walk through the forest, you can hear nature's special symphony. How can you re-create the musical story of nature? Discover how many different rhythms you can create using instruments from Brazil, Africa, India and Ireland.

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Collaged Stories

Have you ever torn out pages from a magazine and made a collage? Learn new techniques for creating a collage out of a wide- variety of mediums: paint, photographs, magazines, tissue paper, ink ... Depending on the age group we would use different advanced techniques for creating a large-scale mural. Remember: our mural will tell a story!

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