David Novak, A Telling Experience
Storyteller, David Novak, is A Telling Experience! A multi-faceted exploration of story in performance and education. David works extensively in aesthetic education as a performing and teaching artist. He is an NC A+ Fellow and a National Storytelling Network Circle-of-Excellence
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First Books: stories in hands and strings
Books hold stories. Storytellers held stories with finger plays, rhyme schemes, or string figures, long before writing was invented. “First Books” includes an entertaining retelling of Itsy Bitsy Spider as an heroic epic, and original finger plays, paper, and string stories. David draws a distinction between the story and the text. “Storytellers,” he explains, “always had words. What they wanted... View more
Up to 4 programs per day.
10’x10′ platform or stage protected from the elements, hands-free microphone, small table or music stand, stool.
Your site: Schools, Libraries, Theaters.
One performance: $450. Multiple Performances: $350 each.
R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
R9 – Analyze how two or more text address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
SL3 – Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
L5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts K-8 Standards:
C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.
A.1: Analyze literary texts and performances.
CU.2: Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.
Artist will work with Client to reschedule.In the event of Client cancellation, the Client agrees to reimburse the Storyteller for expenses incurred in the amount of 20% of the performance fee.