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Customized STEAM Residency Using Storytelling

Customized STEAM Residency Using Storytelling
When you listen to a storm or walk through the forest, you can hear nature's special symphony, an old story that has been told over and over again. In ancient times, people explained a scientific phenomenon with a story or a song. Through drama, storytelling and music the students discover the how's, why's, and what's of STEM curricula. Arianna's custom-designed STEM residencies weave the power of storytelling, theatre, writing science and math together. During the residency, the class could explore either a specific scientific process or answer an overarching question such as "Why is the Desert expanding?" After they have laid the groundwork in science and drama, the students will take on the roles of professional scientists seeking to solve a problem. The arts combined with these subjects enhance and motivate students' understanding of a variety of topics, strengthen critical thinking skills, develop self-respect, and create positive group dynamics.

Artist Background

Story Tapestries creates educational, entertaining, international programs that weave the power of dance, music, and theatre. Master Artist Arianna Ross has performed for audiences from 50-10,000 people and for children and adults with equal success. She custom design programs to fit the needs of your audience. For 16 years, she has performed and taught across the United States in festivals, concert halls, colleges, libraries, schools, and community centers. Organization she has worked with include: National Theatre, East TN University, Hillwood Museum, Houma Regional Arts Council, LA, the United Arts Council of Raleigh, NC, Young Audiences of MD, Washington Performing Arts Society, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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