NEW! At the Centre of the World: The Power of Rome
Grades 3 to 6 | 150 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Myths and tales about Rome’s ancient civilization; stories about gods and goddesses, Aeneas and the link to Greece, the she-wolf and the foundation of Rome, Caesar and the republic, Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
NEW! From the Alps to the Sea
Grades 1 to 8 | 150 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Venetian and Tuscan tales of wonder and magic, legends of ancient kingdoms deep in the Alps, stories of bold girls and brave boys by the Adriatic coast or the Sicilian shore.
NEW! Wit, Whim and Soul
Grades 6 to 8 | 150 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
From the 14th-16th century a taste of the Renaissance literature of Italy with stories from Boccaccio’s Decameron. Ariosto’s Orlando Raging Mad, and versions of stories used by Shakespeare as source for his plays.
Stories From Around The World
Grades 1 to 8 | 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Rita is a master storyteller who brings a diversity of oral traditions to her program enhancing our understanding of heritage and that storytelling is for listeners of all ages.
In The Land Of All Animals
Grades K to 8 | 150 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Beasts, large and small, wise and foolish, real and imaginary are brought to life through the art of world allegory and story.
Grades 4 to 8 | 150 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum3 sessions/day
Maltese stories come from centuries of contact with peoples from Italy, Africa and the Near East. Listen to folktales and legends of pirates, princesses, fools and tricksters, and rarely heard versions of favourites like Cinderella and Rapunzel.
Tales For A Starry Night
Grades 3 to 8 | 150 performance or 2 classes/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Listen to stories of the ancient science of astronomy and conventional knowledge of celestial phenomena. Hear legends of the stars and constellations in world cultures, including those of early civilizations.
NEW! The Folktale Project
Grades 4 to 8, 9 to 12 | maximum 120
Storyteller Dan Yashinsky wants every student in Ontario to know and tell folktales from Canada and around the world. Starting with the roots of storytelling in riddles and rhymes, this performance leads the listeners into the world’s great, suspenseful, mysterious, wise, funny, and unforgettable folktales. Plus, we visit the realm of family and personal stories along the way. Students will leave wanting to become storykeepers and storytellers.
NEW! Storyteller At Fault
Grades 7 to 8, 9 to 12 | maximum 150
A storyteller has been condemned to death. He has one last chance to tell one last story. This original story, based on the tradition of Scheherazade in the Arabian Nights, is a great opportunity for Drama, English and Media students to discover the power of “emergency” storytelling, when the right story at that right moment can save your life.