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Shayna Jones

Discipline: Storytelling
Homebase: Kaslo
Languages: English

Shayna Jones is a professional Performance Storyteller and dedicates her artistic work to fostering the art of Oral Storytelling through African and African-American 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

I thought the Story Circle was awesome and I was most impressed. I was absolutely amazed by your expressiveness and storytelling abilities. Your talent is a great gift! Kristen, District of Kent Recreation Programmer
Dear Ms Jones, I really enjoyed your stories! I can't stop thinking about them. My favourite story was the one about the twisted tree, I really like plants! Do you just come up with the stories or do you hear them from somewhere? P.S. You are an amazing singer and dancer. Student, Simonds Elementary
Shayna magically enthralled her audience at our Family Literacy Night event. She captured the rapt attention of young and old alike. None of us wanted her to stop! She truly is a gifted storyteller who may just revive a lost art. Thank you, Shayna. Debbie, Fraser-Cascade Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Performances & Workshops

NEW SHOW for 2020-21 School Year: "FugitiveFolk: Tales of African Slaves in North America"

FolkPlay: African and African American Folktales to Live By

Grade Suitability: K - 6
Duration: 45 - 55 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: cordless microphone, a PA System (if it is built into the gymnasium/performance space,that is fine), and a mic stand.
Fee Range: $835-$990 (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
Kootenays
$700.00

FolkWise: is a smorgasboard of wise words, rhythm, song and movement - audience participation is lovingly required! Listeners are treated to a 40 to 50 minute show featuring 3 or 4 short folktales. Room is made for group discussion and reflection throughout and/or at the end of the performance. The timeless quality of the folktales lends itself to the issues that modern students face. From anti-bullying, to forgiveness, tolerance and self-acceptance, students of all ages consistently find meaningful points of reflection and self-discovery. FolkWise generates classroom discussion, debate and delight. You won't want to miss it!

FugitiveFolk: Tales of African Slaves in North America

Grade Suitability: Grades 7-12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: cordless microphone, a PA System (if it is built into the gymnasium/performance space,that is fine), and a mic stand.
Fee Range: $835-$990 (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
Kootenays
$700.00

FugitiveFolk is a sweeping 35 - 45 minute expedition into the real life experiences of African Slaves in North America. Gritty, yet full of heart, warmth, and soulful songs, these tales will leave students with a deeper awareness of African Canadians, African Americans, and of their own unique yearning for freedom, regardless of cultural affiliation.

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