Archive for July, 2009

Island Times

Hawaii was soooo Hawaii! Balmy caressing breezes, swaying palm trees, blue sky and blue ocean, and that wonderful Aloha spirit – Aloha spirit meaning warm and welcoming, kind and taking time, heart first, mouth later.

Jeff and Dominique Gere’s NSN Regional Storytelling conference was wonderful! So much work they put into it, and it showed. The workshops were informative, some fun as well. We met new and old friends and storytellers as well as were blown away with some island talent. In particular was See, a Shakespearean-like rapper/poet, and Kealoha, a rapper/storyteller – young and full of energy, creativity and inventiveness.

Sherry Norfolk, Lani Petersen, and Margaret Read-McDonald delivered really fine keynotes.

Robert and I stayed at Board Member Ric Trimillos’ Waikiki condo – lucky us, and while Robert was on bicycle, Nancy, after a too-big bike, traded in for a 3 wheel electric scooter! Felt like a really old woman toodling along the canal to the conference! But the open air under morning and night skies was so lovely! And the ground was flat!

Now we are preparing for the last minute details for our 3rd Orcas Island Storyfest Aug.4-8! Right now, Robert is painting the water tank at a major cross-road to advertise the festival! We’ve invited Motoko, Eshu Bumpus and Olga Loya to perform. Also Doug Banner, Antoinetter Botsford, Kelvin Saxton and Annaliese Kamola from Washington are performing in the festival. Good times, good community, good tellers, good food and loads of donations from the community always makes this island festival special. Wish you were here!!

Filed as: At the Moment, Performances  

Philippines / Singapore Tour

Eth-Noh-Tec Tours Philippines and Singapore This August & September

Manila International Story Telling Festival

Manila Storytellers Showcase

Friday, August 28, 4:30pm & 7:00pm
AIM-Acceed SGV Hall, Makati

Saturday, August 29, 4:30pm & 7:00pm
De La Salle Zobel – Debbie Decena Auditorium, Alabang

250 Pesos adults / 150 Pesos children (5-12 years)

“Cherished fables and legendary tales come alive at the Showcase! Renowned international storytellers such as Randel McGee(US), Bobby Norfolk (US), Sherry Norfolk (US), and Eth-Noh-Tec (US) together with their Filipino counterparts, Melody Remorca and JK Anicoche, will present a variety of intriguing and delightful stories.”

Eth-Noh-Tec is also proud to present the workshops “Using Asian Music, Mask, and Myth in the Classroom” and “Tell it! Move it!: Adding Fun and Movements to Your Storytelling.” View the MISF website for more details.

Singapore International Story Telling Festival

Eth-Noh-Tec will be featured as Storyteller-in-Residence at SISF from 8/31 to 9/12 with performances and workshops including:

SAFRA International Storytelling Conference

Saturday, September 5, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
SAFRA Toa Payoh, Multi-Purpose Hall

$12.80 Member / $19.25 Guest (adults / children 6-12 years)

Ticketing with the SAFRA

“Experience the fascinating art of telling stories with six of the best storytellers of the world, from four different countries, surrounded by fabulous music, song and rhythmic movements. Witness the ancient art of oral storytelling being brought to life through different narratives. Come hear storytelling at its most magical.”

Starring: Eth-Noh-Tec, Roger Jenkins, Randel McGee, Bobby Norfolk, Valentina Ortiz & Marien Tillet

Asian Congress of Storytellers

Friday, September 11, 8:45am – 5:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 8:45am – 5:00pm
The Salon, Level 1, National Museum

“A meeting of professional storytellers that nurtures and empowers through keynote addresses, workshops and performances that offer in-depth involvement in diverse areas of storytelling. Teachers, librarians, professionals, parents and aspiring storytellers will have the opportunity to share the insights of the storytelling experts coming to our shores.”

Eth-Noh-Tec is proud to present the workshops “Green Grows the Story” and ”Moving Communities through Storytelling.” View details and fees at the Asian Congress of Storytellers web page.

International Storytellers Showcase, Singapore

Friday, September 11, 7:30pm – 9:30pm SOLD OUT!
Saturday, September 12, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Limited seats left!
Gallery Theatre, National Museum

$25 adults / $18 children (6-12 years)

Ticketing with the Arts House.

View the SISF website for more details.

“The International Storytellers Showcase returns for yet another highly-anticipated season. You can look forward to a delightful 2-hour performance where renowned international storytellers bring to you a rich repertoire of folktales, myths and legends in intriguing styles that are representative of their home countries. In intimate settings of the Gallery Theatre you will feel the sense of every nuance; and hear every inflection of the storytellers as they cast their spells on you.

Starring: Eth-Noh-Tec, Anna Jarrett, Ruth Kirkpatrick, Randel McGee, Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk, Valentina Ortiz & Marien Tillet”

Filed as: Performances, Storytelling Workshops