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Shayna Jones

Discipline: Storytelling
Homebase: Kaslo
Languages: English

Shayna Jones is a multidisciplinary Spoken Word Artist, professional Performance Storyteller and Folklorist. She dedicates the majority of her artistic work to fostering the art of Oral Storytelling through African and Afro-diasporic folklore, true narrative, and song. As a trained actor, singer, and dancer, Shayna brings the art of traditional Oral Storytelling to vibrant life. Audience Participation is lovingly required! Learn more about her work at her website: www.wearestoryfolk.com.


Reviews

Shayna Jones... can only be described as a force of nature. Lilian Jasper, Two Cents Two Pence Reviews

Performances & Workshops

Hambone & Redfish Don’t Lie

Grade Suitability: Grades 4-12
Duration: 40 mins
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: I will provide my own wireless mic and speakers. If the school has a PA system mounted into the performance space that I can plug into, that is a bonus.
Fee Range: $595-$995 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$790.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$790.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$790.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$790.00
Vancouver Island North
$790.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$900.00
Remote
$950.00
Kootenays
$700.00
Virtual
$550.00

Hambone and Redfish Don't Lie is a sweeping oral storytelling performance rich with Afro-diasporic folklore, folk history and song. Watch and listen as strength and healing reveal themselves in the most unexpected places and by the most unexpected means. Students will be left with evocative and symbolic imagery with which to build understanding of African North-American history and their own modern context. Available in person or online. A live-streamed Q&A with students is available for school districts that select the pre-recorded performance option.

Noemi, Gwapo, Kwamko & Timbe

Grade Suitability: K-6
Duration: 30 mins
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: I will provide my own wireless mic and speakers. If the school has a PA system mounted into the performance space that I can plug into, that is a bonus.
Fee Range: $595-$995 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$790.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$790.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$790.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$790.00
Vancouver Island North
$790.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$900.00
Remote
$950.00
Kootenays
$700.00
Virtual
$550.00

The stories of Noemi, Gwapo, Kwamko & Timbe circle 'round and 'round a single theme: to be at peace with ourselves. Housed within tales seemingly fit only for children, the wisdom found within these figures of folklore and fable will resonate no matter our season of life. Anti-bullying, equity, diversity and inclusion are all themes that are ripe within these stories. Available in person or online. A live-streamed Q&A with students is available for school districts that select the pre-recorded performance option.

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