Story Tapestries: Arianna Ross and The ST Ensemble
Using the threads of history unique to the lands Arianna has lived in and interweaving them with her experiences, her programs weave a lively fabric rich with stories of the past and present. She blends acrobatics, storytelling, and music to engage students in programs that entertain and enrich school curriculum. Since returning from three years with Bansi Kaul's troupe Rang Vidushak in Bhopal, India, she has performed for the Washington Storytellers' Theatre, NPR, and across the United States. She has performed at the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap and works as an Artist-in-Residence for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' DC Community Partnership Program.
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Residency Info Residency DescriptionArianna can design residencies based on each school's curriculum needs. Listed below are three sample programs; longer residencies can culminate in school-wide sharing. In "Taste of Storytelling," Arianna presents an assembly program and then leads students to re-tell their favorite stories while dancing, singing and playing instruments. "The World's Dramatic History" helps students explore historical topics through creative drama and storytelling exercises. The students' comprehension of different time periods deepens as they step into different lives. Stories and photographs serve as a vehicle for personal and historical reflection in "Documentary Storytelling: Using Words And Photographs To Tell Our Story." Teacher Training or Workshops Provided
Enact history by telling its story. Using storytelling in the classroom has proven to be an empowering and educational tool for both the teller/teacher and the listener/student. Storytelling has shown to improve self-confidence, literacy, and group dynamics. During the session teachers learn several activities that can be used to jump-start the creative mind and body, create a safe classroom environment, and deepen students' understanding of history and another culture. Walk away with an effective set of curriculum-based techniques that not only include the standards, but also increase students' love of learning.
Reference Name: Ruth Enkiri Title: Librarian Phone: (301) 937-7154 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Residency Location: St. Joseph's School Technical Requirements
Quiet space with few distractions, minimum 12’ x 15’ space for the students to move around, a chalkboard, and a small table.
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Which regions can you stay overnight?: Eastern Shore Central MD Greater Washington Southern MD Western MD Travel Requirements: Need a quiet space with few distractions, minimum 12’ x 15’ space for the students to move around, a chalkboard, and a small table.
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