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Magic of the Sea

Magic of the Sea

An exploration of life above and under sea level told through song, story, and dance. Become a manta ray and a shark as you listen and participate in folk tales and true stories from Indonesia. Students will be encouraged to foster the desire to read and write stories and poetry, think creatively and cultivate their ability to work as a community. Arianna Ross custom designs the show to serve preK-12 grade students. In the version for the youngest child, Arianna engages the students throughout the show by taking the students on a trip around the world back in time. They have the chance to act out the story while it is being told. For the upper elementary and middle school student, they find themselves wrapped in the story and focused on the drama of "What happens next?" Finally, for the older students Arianna builds in sections of the program that highlight how she has managed to craft her stories and publish her work.

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 18 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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