storytelling and the arts in the classroom has proven
to be an empowering and educational tool for both the
teller/ teacher and the listener/ student. Storytelling
and the arts have shown to improve self-confidence,
listening skills, cooperation, critical/creative thinking
skills and literacy.
can be adapted to different themes and/or curricular needs
as necessary. In addition, Arianna is accustomed to working
with a wide range of physical and mental abilities; therefore
she is able to adjust her teaching to suit different learning
styles and abilities. A single session for children is a recommended
minimum of 45 minutes. There is no maximum, as each of these
single workshops can be turned into long-term residencies.
The Artist will supply a majority of the instruments and/or
props needed for the sessions.
the Power of the Written Word: Using Creative Writing
and Storytelling to Motivate Students to Become Authors
Her-story, Our-Story: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama
and Writing to Dramatize Perspectives in Social Studies
Story-Telling & Story-Writing
Taste of Storytelling [2nd-6th grade]
the Power of the Written Word
Storytelling: Using words and photographs to tell Our Story
Stories [6th-8th grade]
Forms, a lecture demonstration
Discovering the Power of the Written Word: Using Creative
Writing and Storytelling to Motivate Students to Become Authors
From the beginning of time, writing has had the ability to
empower, anger, hurt, encourage, or excite someone. Through
a series of creative writing exercises and the process of
writing a true story or a piece of fiction, students discover
the power of their own words to persuade someone to feel a
particular emotion. This residency creates an atmosphere where
students may redefine and/or polish their own written voice.
The end result of the residency is a piece of writing ready
to be displayed at the school.
His-story, Her-story, Our-Story: Using Storytelling, Creative
Drama and Writing to Dramatize Perspectives in Social Studies
Storytelling and Drama provide the perfect bridge from rote
memorization of historical facts to a deeper learning that
develops comprehension and empathy for events and people.
In this residency, classes are divided into small group "families"
that personify the diverse perspectives that exist during
a significant historical conflict, Students develop a narrated
group story based on their exploration of points of view through
creative drama, storytelling and character journaling.
Stories in Motion
Contradiction Dance and Story Tapestries will team up to
bring this event to your venue as a workshop or residency.
Discover new techniques that you can use in the future to
give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play or a
dance concert. Learn how to integrate creative writing, story-telling,
and dance skills into one cohesive experience. Students perform
their own "Story in Motion" as a final presentation event.
Arts-Integrated Story-Telling & Story-Writing
Pre K-3, 4-6, 6-8 9-12 Versions available. Design
your own residency. Match your curriculum with Arianna’s strengths
as an artist and teacher. Create a residency that is the right
balance for your classroom of storytelling, writing, drama,
and movement. Allow the creative process to guide your students’
ability to synthesis and evaluate their understanding of new
areas of learning.
A Taste of Storytelling [2nd-6th grade]
what it takes to perform a story from memory. Learn specific
storytelling techniques that you can use in the future to
give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play. Create
the beginning of and structure for an entire story that you
can share with a friend, a child, or at a performance venue.
version of Taste of Storytelling with a minimum of 10 sessions.
Explore the art of storytelling with the intention of creating
a play. This program culminates in a performance written,
designed and performed by the students under the artist's
guidance. The show can be a series of single story scenes
tied together by a theme or a full-length play.
Discovering the Power of the Written Word
beginning of time written words have had the ability to change
the way a person thinks or feels. Through a series of creative
writing exercises, students discover the power of their own
words to create an imaginary place, to tell a story, to persuade
someone, to teach, etc. The end result of the residency can
be a newspaper article, a short story or a novel.
Documentary Storytelling: Using words and photographs to tell
and photographs have served as a vehicle for personal and
historical reflection in the past and present. Look at how
in the course of history people have documented their lives
through photographs and written word. Create your own short
photo-documentary that either reflects a subject you have
studied or a piece of your own family history.
Musical Stories [6th-8th grade]
new ways to tell stories. Turn off the words and discover
how sounds can carry the images. How can you create the picture
of a young girl lost in the desert without showing it with
your body or specific vocabulary? Turn the words back on and
reveal how much more powerful your story can become with the
combination of music, dance and spoken word.
Indian Folk Forms, a lecture demonstration
instruments and touch artifacts from small villages all over
India. Listen to a short story, watch a documentary film and
participate in a dance demonstration on different types of
Traditional Indian Art Forms. Walk away with a new familiarity
with a culture perhaps different than your own.
Laughter as a Healer
helps people to overcome personal difficulties. We will discover
the art of the "Smart Clown" and create our own personal physical
comedies. This work is based on my years with Bansi Kaul's
renowned theatre troupe, Rang Vidushak, in Bhopal, India.