Alison took us all to the sprawling Scottish hills with her Gaelic poetry. An amazing rendition of Donald and the Moccasins. Thank you for sharing that with us, Alison.
Areezah told a tale in Fijian Hindi and could not have been more enthusiastic to be a part of this festival. We were equally delighted to have her. Thank you so much for sharing your language and your story with us. P.s. We know the flag of Ecuador is on the wall but … Continue reading Bringing Story to Life: Meet Areezah Shaheem
How many stories were woven this year at Around the world in 80 Tales? Ten and ten again and then two more at least as tales in Afrikaans, Te Reo Maori, Gaelic, Cook Islands Maori, Hindi, Spanish, Cantonese, New Zealand Sign Language, and Arabic were retold in English - and some translated into NZSL as … Continue reading Superb Storytelling
Sellina was our Cook Islands Maori speaker and also coached the fabulous Kia Orana Performing Arts group who opened the day. Speaking a variant dialect of Cook Islands Maori Sellina was pleased to have an opportunity to share a tale from her culture and hopes others will be inspired to do the same. Promotion of … Continue reading Bringing story to life: Meet Sellina Sa’u
Jenna Holland was our NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) storyteller this year. She told a story that incorporated a huge range of facial expressions and classifiers to portray tone, and descriptions. The story was The Wolf and the Lamb. Anyone watching could imagine the huge, pointy teeth of the wolf in his wide open jaw and … Continue reading Bringing story to life: Meet Jenna Holland