Languages: English, French
Anne's career spans 30 years of performing, teaching, and speaking. Today she travels the globe using string-stories as vehicles for literacy, creativity and community-building. She performs for as many as 45,000 students in a year in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. In 2016 Anne received a national award for her unique work in storytelling. "Amazing. Great control; everyone (K-7) was engrossed. I have never seen anything like this in 34 years of teaching!" -Teacher, SD 67
Your string stories were amazing. You had great control and everyone was engrossed in the presentation [for 450 students K-7]. I have never seen anything like this in the 34 years I have been teaching!! All the kids wanted to try your ideas as soon as we returned to the classroom. Teacher, Okanagan-Skaha
I have never, EVER, seen our students so rapt! You held 600 young people aged 4 to 15 utterly spellbound for an hour! Teacher, Eugene, OR
Since your visit, the entire school has been in a flurry of string activity. The students are cooperating, creating, teaching each other, telling stories, and learning string figures from other cultures. Teacher, Seattle, WA
Grade Suitability: K - 7 (Secondary on request)
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: none
Fee Range: $685 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
This show brings an important balance to our highly technological times. It is about string figures, the stories they tell and how they change our lives. Anne's stories make literacy kinesthetic and visual. String figures sharpen our awareness, focus our minds and expand our world. Most of all, in one simple visit Anne makes a community of each school, where string stories foster creativity and cooperation across all barriers. Benefits remain long after Anne's visit.