Languages: English, French
Anne began performing 34 years ago in BC schools. Her program of storytelling illustrated by string figures was immediately popular. Today she's an internationally acclaimed award-winning performer, touring Romania, Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, the US and across Canada. She's known for her riveting humorous style and an uncanny ability to connect with many ages at once. Touring her "home" network of BC schools remains a high priority for Anne, who frequently encounters adults who saw her show when they were kids -- and remember all the stories! If you haven't seen Anne's work yet, you're in for a treat.
You were funny. You were so funny I could not breathe because you were so funny. Student, Ladner BC
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
Your string stories were amazing. You had great control and everyone was engrossed in the presentation [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
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Tech Requirements: Electric outlet, 2 small desks/tables
Fee Range: $725-$945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Illustrating stories with a loop of string or a rope, Anne focuses on string figures ("Cat's Cradle") and the stories they tell. This show has been popular wherever she goes, from Tokyo to Tofino and Romania to Richmond. Anne connects string-stories to language, math, and social studies, making a community of every school as string figures foster creativity and cooperation across all barriers. Benefits remain long after Anne's visit. (For workshops / residencies contact Anne directly.) English or Bilingual available for all ages; all-French for grades 2 and up.