10th Annual Art Of Storytelling at Main Library 5/1/10

Celebrate The 10th Annual Art Of Storytelling
2010 International Exchange Partner Argentina
International Festival Day
Saturday, May 1, 2010 – 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Main Library, 101 W Flagler Street

Free parking at these locations: PDF Map.

The Art of Storytelling International Festival is a free event for the entire family! The festival features:
International and local storytellers
Storybook characters
Giant puppet theatre
Junkanoo Caribbean Parade
Magic shows
Arts & Crafts
Face painting
Teen Zone – enjoy Cosplay and video-gaming competition, board games, airbrush tattoos and more!
Free giveaways

Festival Day Performers
Bahamas Junkanoo Shakers
Beth Horner, Storyteller
Bits N Pieces
Daniel Azulay, Storyteller
Diane Ferlatte, Storyteller
Esquilo Prieto’s Capoeira – Dancers
Estampas de Colombia – Dancers
Geddy the Gecko with John Mallory – Actor and storyteller
Geeta Dias: Bollywood Indian Dances
Gerald Hausman, Storyteller
Ife- Ile Afro Cuban Dance Group
Ken Setterington – Storyteller
Momentum Dance Company
Mother Goose on the Loose – Storytellers
Niall de Burca- Storyteller
Robert Hermens – Magician
Sadarri Saskill & Company – Multi-lingual Storytellers
Steel Away – Steel Band
Tango Times Dance Company
The Spanglish Wrangler – Storyteller and musician

Schedule of Events: Download PDF here.

The Miami-Dade Public Library System is proud to partner with Argentina’s Comision Nacional de Bibliotecas Populares – www.conabip.gov.ar for the 2010 Festival.

The Art of Storytelling (AOS) was created by the Miami-Dade Public Library System to highlight the important role that storytelling plays in education, culture and entertainment, and to encourage the use of this art form by educators, parents and caregivers. This ancient tradition carries the rich histories and values of past generations, and is as vital today as it was thousands of years ago. Since 2000, the library system has partnered with libraries in Jamaica, Ghana, Ireland, the Bahamas, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Brazil, France, Colombia, Canada, and Argentina to explore the creative ways storytelling is used in various cultures.