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Pangaea Arts

Discipline: Storytelling
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Pangaea Arts is an award-winning intercultural, interdisciplinary world arts theatre, formed to promote cultural interaction and the exchange of ideas between diverse communities, as well as to introduce Canadian audiences to performance traditions from around the world. Pangaea Arts creates productions that educate by participation, encouraging audiences and artists to actively investigate different cultures and ideas. Pangaea Arts is a recipient of the prestigious Uchimura Naoya Prize through the International Theatre Institute (UNESCO).


Spectacular storytelling and creative use of artistic cards. Enjoyable! Students actively engaged in this educational theatre style performance. Farzana Kassam, Teacher, Laura Secord Elementary
Stories on Wheels was the hit of the 2011 Vancouver International Children's Festival! Families flocked to the storyteller as he gathered the crowd regaling them with ancient tales that delighted, enchanted and engaged the audience. Katharine Carol, Artistic and Executive Director, Vancouver International Children's Festival

Performances & Workshops

Only Availible until June 30th

Stories on Wheels

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 1 day (up to four 40 mins. shows)
Capacity: 100 students per show (includes up to 4 shows)
Tech Requirements: audience must sit within 10 meters of picture-card stage
Fee Range: $695 - $895 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Inspired by a traditional Japanese travelling storytelling show called Kamishibai, this show combines the best of oral storytelling and narrative painting. Tales are brought to life by a high-energy comic performer, using beautifully illustrated picture cards displayed in a magnificent miniature wooden stage attached to the back of a bicycle. Featuring gorgeous illustrations by local artists, as well as traditional picture cards from Japan, several short stories accompany an amusing and informative history of Kamishibai. You've never been told a story this way before!

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