Festival Offers Stories From Three Continents
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
April 29, 2005
The "Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival & Concert" is meant to be one positive way to bring cultural awareness and appreciation of other peoples to our communities, especially to our children. During last year's festival, nationally-known tellers from various cultures visited some 8,000 students in 27 schools. The response has been very gratifying. These tellers also presented an evening concert for the community.
This year, April 24-30 in Eugene, Sstorytellers from Brazil, New York City and Ireland will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St.
For the featured storytellers, who have been visiting local schools this week, the program is the concluding event of the 15th annual Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival, produced and directed by Robert Rubinstein.
The storytellers are
Antonio Rocha, a native Brazilian now living in Maine;
Vared Hankin, who has performed extensively in New York; and
Batt Burns of Kerry, Ireland.
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