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 Storyteller. David animates his programs, contrasting simplicity with complexity, the familiar with the surprising, the ordinary with the fabulous. From the simple power of the spoken word, to the circus high-jinx of a veteran entertainer. He offers a unique program of stories concerning universal themes of character, courage, caring and wonder. His background includes work with the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts Education and affiliated institutes across the country. David is also a featured artist at The National Storytelling Festival and tours extensively across the U.S. and abroad. Before moving to North Carolina, David worked withThe Disney Institute in Orlando, as Master Storyteller and Manager of Story Arts. He is adjunct instructor of Storytelling at East Tennessee State University, has published four books and numerous audio recordings.
73 Woodward Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
For thousands of years, our ancestors gathered to tell stories beside the fire. Today, we can get a feeling for the long traditions of storytelling by creating a Storytellers’ Fire. David draws from an extensive repertory to suit Grade level, season, and situation. Requests will be honored. Your students will… • experience the original virtual reality • hear stories from many traditions • experience animated language • have A Telling Experience!
Sound system with hands-free microphone on a stand – no podiums please.
Your site: Schools (MP Room, Auditorium, Library, Gymnasium) Libraries, Theatres.
$450 single performance, $350 per multiple performances, same day, same site.
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 Standards (all grade levels):
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 presenter to reschedule. In event of cancellation, presenter will pay 20% of contracted fees.