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Paul Taylor, Australian Culture

Paul Taylor, Australian Culture

Paul “Walking Stick” Taylor is an Australian storyteller, didjeridoo player, singer, and cultural ambassador. He is a 2012 Finalist for Australian of the Year. Now based in Laramie, Wyoming, Paul Taylor has performed and taught for over 300,000 American children. He has been honored for his

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Australian Culture with Paul Taylor (Multidiscipline Residencies, Performances and Workshops)


Program Description

Paul Taylor performs Wonders Down Under, Australian Music & Stories. Wonders Down Under is an interactive multifaceted performance. Students come away with a unique look at the wonderful Aussie character through an exciting mix of stories, songs, dance, painting, theater and didgeridoo – drawing comparisons in American history and culture. The performance honors both the Aboriginal and European


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural, Other
Subject: Music, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available year-round

Length of :Program 45-50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Performance: 8′ x 10′ clean and clear staging area; Simple sound system with one vocal mic and one instrument mic.

Residency: Space adequate for workshop activities and performance area adequate for student performance; Simple sound system with one vocal mic and one instrument mic for performance


Schools, libraries, performing arts centers, theaters, community venues

Fees / Ticketing:

$700 per performance when in area; $650 per multiple performance, same day, same site; Workshop $350 (Must be scheduled with performance): Call for details Community Programs: Call for details Call for one to five day residency fees


NC Standard Course of Study:

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

NC Essential Standards:

1st – 2nd – Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time. 5th – Understand how increased diversity resulted from migration, settlement patterns and economic development in the United States. 6th – Understand geographic factors that influenced the emergence, expansion and decline of civilizations, societies and regions (i.e. Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas) over time./ Explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions.

Supporting Materials

Paul Taylor Study Guide


Resources and Worksheets


Tell Me About Australia



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



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