Tuesday, July 3, 2012

From Our Story Teller Friend - Jeff Gere

National Talent: Mime/Teller in Libraries- GO SEE HIM!
The jungles of Brazil and Africa come to life as Antonio Rocha evokes the sights and sounds of the rainforest and its wildly entertaining inhabitants, uniquely blending movement with precision-paced storytelling and amazing sound effects. Rocha, a native of Brazil, began his performing arts career in 1985. His unique solo shows of stories and mime have been performed at public libraries throughout the United States and at national and international Storytelling Festivals. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Southern Maine and studied with the late Marcel Marceau, one of the world's best-known mime artists. JEFF: I shared a stage with him this spring in Florida- sharp guy, wonderful mime-story events. This is a major talent in American storytelling-  GO SEE HIM!

Sunday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. Kaneohe Public Library  Ph. 233-5676 
Tuesday, July 3, 1:00 p.m. Aiea Public Library  Ph. 483-7333
Tuesday, July 3, 6:00 p.m. Kailua Library  Ph. 266-9911
Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. Waialua Public Library  Ph. 637-8286
*Saturday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. Aina Haina Public Library  Ph. 377-2456                                        *Jeff says, “I’m planning to go to this one”

July 14, 10am-4pm FREE (by donation) @ The Contemporary Museum          I know, it has a new name but I don’t know what it is. Usually you park at Roosevelt (or Punahou) and take the school bus up. The grounds are full of art activities for kids, but good performers too (Ill do shadow puppets in the Hockney House- NOON, 1:30, 2:15 30 minute show- get tickets early)  GREAT event for kids and adults who want a tan.

July 14, 6-9pm FREE (by donation) @ Foster Botanical Garden The gardens become a magical wonderland with luminaries sparkling along the pathways weaving through the garden. There’s lots of activities, including in the lowest meadow (by the Buddha) the Passing Wind Storytellers (excellent location!) IF YOU’D LIKE TO COME TELL TALES, contact Jeff (jeffgere@lava.net) or just come. Tons of people get very ‘relaxed’ (spacey) which makes it an ideal setting for storytelling!

TALK STORY CAMP July 20-22 at Kualoa Park!      How good does it have to get? Do something really great & different. THIS IS IT!  It a Neighbor Island ‘Get-Away’ on Oahu. Come swim in the sea of stories! Visit http://www.talkstorycamp.com   (been working on site. Please take a look)                                             or write jeffgere@lava.net don’t dawdle!  Camp HAPPENS in less than a month!
The people who came last year insisted we do Camp again and said they’d help.      Three MAJOR Storytelling Talents said they wanted to come back too (WOW!):  Lyn Ford (Ohio) www.storytellerlynford.com/, Gene Tagaban (Alaska)  www.genetagaban.com/  Linda Yemoto (SF, Calif)  www.linkedin.com/pub/linda-yemoto/5/2a8/a35  There’s also going to be ghostlore author  Lopaka Kapanui www.mysteriesofhonolulu.com/  and troubadour/ musical storyteller Millicent Cummingswww.millicentcummings.com/  . Shain Miller (Ong King) will again host the evening campfires. Emil Wolfgramm (Tongan Epic Tales) is doing the Saturday night Imu again and will do a tour of Windward Oahu (to sites and then tells tales) the Thursday before camp (7/19). And there’ll be canoeing/sailing. And 5 meals are provided and it’s CHEAP! (see website & be stunned! Whole weekend or day rates Saturday.) You know you want to! Check out the details on website at www.talkstorycamp.com

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