Children’s International Storytelling Programs are held one Sunday afternoon per month (except in October and December) in the Community Room of I-House from 2 to 3 pm. Doors open at 1:45. Each performance features the talents of various performers from Davis and the surrounding area. Every performance contains some form of international content. Performances may include drama, music, dance, puppetry as well as traditional storytelling.

The program is designed for elementary school children in the 4 to 9 year range, but can be enjoyed by children of all ages. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Free to members, others are asked to contribute $2 per child or $5 for a family.  Further donations are gratefully accepted and help cover costs of attracting great storytellers.

We hope you will join us at all the storytelling performances and will consider extending your involvement with I-House to become a member. We greatly appreciate the families, schools, organizations and businesses that support this program financially and with their attendance and publicity each year.

Please watch your local newspaper for more information or call I-House at (530) 753-5007.

Upcoming Programs:

ANGELA JAMES presents “MULTICULTURAL STORIES”

Sunday, July 17th, 2016, 2-3 pm (doors open at 1:45)

angela storyteller

Angela is a storyteller steeped in Caribbean folklore. She continues the storytelling tradition of her family from the island of Trinidad.  

She weaves music and poetry into her tales creating an unforgettable interactive experience reminiscent of  her childhood days.

Angela takes her storytelling show on the road and  can be seen and heard in the Sacramento area at a variety of venues including the Sacramento and Yolo county libraries.

The program is designed for children in the 4 – 9 year range but can be enjoyed who love to listen to stories.

I-House members free; $2 per person, $5 per family for others. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

LAURA SANDAGE presents “STORIES FROM MY NORTHERN ROOTS”

Sunday, September 18th, 2016, 2-3 pm (doors open at 1:45)

storytellingCome take a tour of Northern lands across the Atlantic! Local performer Laura Sandage shares a diverse collection of picture-book tales from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Lapland— some true, some legendary, some imagined, all connected to places where her ancestors dwelt.

Laura Sandage is an Iowa-born woman with ancestors from the British Isles and Scandinavia who now lives in Davis. She has studied and taught music, art, French, writing, literature, meditation, and improvisational theater. Laura has worked with children in singing and theatrical programs at the Davis Arts Center, Winters Shakespeare Workshop, Camp Winnarainbow, and at various local schools and community organizations. She directs the Free Range Singers.

The International House Children’s International Storytelling Program is designed for children in the 4 – 9 year range but can be enjoyed who love to listen to stories.

Admission is free for I-House members. Others pay $2 per person, $5 per family.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Previous Programs:

PREETHI CHANDRASEKHAR presents “CONTEMPORARY INDIAN CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING”

Sunday, June 19th, 2016, 2-3 pm (doors open at 1:45)

Preethi Chandrasekhar 2016

Preethi Chandrasekhar comes to I-House to present a storytelling program based on books from India with a contemporary theme – from autos that fly
to how to make the perfect chapati! Children will also be able to make a few crafts to take home.
Preethi is a Mom and Co-Founder of IMC’s Treasure Box, a monthly subscription box with a hand-picked children’s picture book and related activities with an Indian theme. She believes representative books are important for kids to build their self-esteem and sense of identity and has been working on IMC’s Treasure Box to make the books more accessible to kids everywhere.
IMC’s Treasure Box is a product of Indian Moms Connect, a parenting platform for the Global Indian Mom.
The program is designed for children in the 4 – 9 year range but can be enjoyed who love to listen to stories.

I-House members free; $2 per person, $5 per family for others. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

NATHALIE MINYA presents “THE BEAT OF AFRICA”

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 -3 p.m. (doors open at 1:45)

Nathalie Minya Jan 2014 “The Beat of Africa” is a visually stimulating program directed by storyteller and singer Nathalie Minya. She takes children on a long imaginative journey to Zimbabwe where she was born. The program includes storytelling, drumming, dancing and songs. The children love her energy and charisma and she leaves them asking her to come back. The hour-long presentation engages children of all ages to appreciate the rich African culture using instruments from Zimbabwe and through dance and stories. Prepare your children for a fun and educational time!

Nathalie Minya is a dynamic and captivating storyteller, speaker, singer and a “Guest of Oprah Winfrey.” She tells powerful folktales to children of all ages in ways that promote their curiosity about a different culture. She passionately and creatively engages the audience with her music and riveting stories about her childhood of growing up in Zimbabwe, Africa. Currently, she is the Director of TESE Foundation whose mission is to alleviate poverty from the girl child through education. To learn more about her efforts visit www.tesefoundation.com

 

The program is designed for children in the 4 – 9 year range but can be enjoyed who love to listen to stories.

Nathalie Beat of Africa 2016 2

I-House members free; $2 per person, $5 per family for others. Children must be accompanied by an adult.