Superb Storytelling

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

Bringing story to life: Meet Sellina Sa’u

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

Bringing story to life: Meet Jenna Holland

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