Devon More is a musician, wordsmith and performance artist who creates works of Edutainment and believes in Art as Activism. She is a UBC BEd graduate (2013) and TRB-certified teacher with a passion for working with creative methods of instruction to explore the medium of Story with learners of all ages. In her original musical storytelling shows, Devon shares untold stories, asks tough questions and encourages a sense of inquiry.
Berlin Waltz is a masterful blend of musical storytelling that left echoes in my head and heart for hours. Plank Magazine
More's Berlin Waltz stands as a love letter to a city, an intimate encounter between biography and history, and also, a call for action. Joyful Magpipes
A one woman show jam packed with multimedia and politics ... Entertaining and thought-provoking, Berlin Waltz takes a big bite out of history and moulds it in a way that the audience can all of a sudden see the present. Room Magazine
NEW artist for 2017-18
Grade Suitability: Grade 7 - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 250 students (2 shows may be scheduled per appearance to accommodate up to 500 students)
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet; stage area (min 15' wide x 12' deep), access 30 minutes prior
Fee Range: $635 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Devon More's Berlin Waltz is a multimedia cabaret about the Cold War featuring songs, slam poetry, and history lessons led by sock puppets. Follow along as a young woman on her bicycle pedals all 100-miles of the Berlin Wall - and uncovers the incredible history of its rise and fall. En route, she builds her own Wall of Sound using an electronic looping station and a curious assortment of acoustic instruments.
Grade Suitability: Grade 7-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 per workshop (max 3 per day) / 250 per performance (max 2 per day)
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet; stage area (min 15' wide x 12' deep), access 30 minutes prior; open indoor space for workshops
Fee Range: $985-$1235 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
In Devon More's MY Story workshops, participants practice telling their own short stories through activity-based exploration of oral storytelling. In search of 'art that explores the ordinary', participants use snapshots of autobiography to investigate elements of narrative and public speaking techniques. The purpose is to reinforce 'story' as a tool for classroom discussion and assessment, AND as a medium for developing creative and critical self-awareness. 3.5 hours of workshop time for 1 (recommended) or more student groups.