SMCC's Theater and Storytelling Departments are very pleased to be hosting Dustin Loehr's ground-breaking Thesis Performance, "It's Something About the Shoes." Please join us for this innovative and interactive performance that explores the connections between contemporary and traditional dance.
Although the performance begins at 7:00, plan to come early to experience the performance environment.
Thursday - April 16 - 7-9 pm Estrella Mountain Fine Arts Festival
Storytelling by students in the Art of Storytelling classes
Estrella Conference Center - Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale AZ 85392 US
Arizona Storytellers: Stories of Phoenix Design
Thursday - April 16th
Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona for a night dedicated to stories of Phoenix Design in partnership with Modern Phoenix Home Week. At the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Stage 2 Theater, architects, home historians and designers tell stories celebrating the Valley’s vibrant architectural scene. We’ll hear stories about the meaning of “home,” designing disasters, and the spaces that define our community.
Featured tellers: Diane Jacobs of Holly Street Studios
Dawn Brown of RSP Architecture
Rachel Simmons of Designstein
Austin King of Rafter House
Caroline Lobo of suoLL Architects
Wendell Burnette of Wendell Burnette Architects
Maria Wilson, president AIA Student chapter at Arizona State University
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale AZ 85251 US
Sign Language Interpretation Services Available!
If you require ASL Interpretation services for this event or a future Storytellers event you plan to attend, please contact Melissa Farley at Melissa.Farley@ArizonaRepublic.com with your request.
Tuesday, April 21st, 10 a.m.
Joyce Story will be telling at the Nature Center of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
Joyce tells mesmerizing nature stories. They are all original, fact-based stories about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert.
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell, AZ 85355
Tuesday, April 21st, 10 a.m. - White Tank Mountain Library - Owl Stories, for children
Save The Frogs with Sandy Oglesby Saturday - April 25th Tempe Square Shopping Center 6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
In celebration of Save the Frogs Day (yes, it's a real thing!), Storyteller/Author Sandy Oglesby offers up crafts, songs, and a special presentation of her picture book about a frog named Phibian who learns a valuable lesson about how to be happy just by being himself.
Join Sandy at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe from 10 am - 11 am for a fun-filled time! Bring the little ones, 3 to 8 years old (or about), as they will love this hands-on interactive story time, finger plays and art. IT'S FREE
A continuation of last week's Tips and Tidbits concerning BEING a Professional Storyteller...and charging a fee.
As artists we must realize that consumers have a long-held misconception that "art" should be FREE, or at least not be expensive, unless, of course, the artist is dead! There are some artists/storytellers who believe we need to educate the public regarding all of our "costs" (computer, office space, postage, wardrobe, etc.), in order to convince them (and justify) that we need to be compensated for them. I do not.
I believe that as artists, we must educate the public to only two things:
"This is what I do for a living." "There is value to what I do."
So, how does one decide what to charge? How do you present that initial "offer" to the client? (My usual fee is a bazillion dollars!) How do you respond when the client says they can't pay that much? What do you do when they ask you to do it for free?
Her insights regarding her own discoveries and, at times, uncertainty concerning how to incorporate this much-used admonition are eye-opening. In addition, she lists a twitter exchange between herself, Sean Buvala and Tim Ereneta that sheds additional light on the subject.
Of particular interest to me is Cassie’s unbridled quest for knowledge and clarification in the realm of storytelling, and her ability to simply ask, “Why, and what does that mean?”
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