So Many Ways To Share A Story
Susana and Timmy Abell’s concerts are diverse, interactive and filled with music and laughter. Their residencies and workshops foster deep creativity and enliven students’ natural curiosity. Multiple art forms including music, storytelling, puppetry and poetry demonstrate that there are “So Many Ways to Share A Story”. Performances include an original puppet fable (a captivating story without words performed to live music on the hammered dulcimer), dramatic storytelling, and award-winning original songs accompanied by music played on seven different instruments – including concertina, penny whistle, guitar, banjo and ukelele. There is even a Spanish-speaking sloth! The sheer variety of repertoire keeps Susana and Timmy’s audiences fully engaged from beginning to end.
Their presentations are specific for all grade levels, K-2, 3-5 & 6-8. All programs address curriculum standards from elementary (writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events) through middle schools (use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings). Most importantly, Susana and Timmy’s concerts inspire students by offering a wide range of imaginative options for their own creative self-expression.