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Program name: A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Folktales
Program category: Literature- Other
Multicultural- Other
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Up to 350
Program description: A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales: Based around Diane's new book of Kurdish folktales, this program introduces students and families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture. Diane will present Kurdish stories she collected firsthand including The Lie a humorous story about a tall tale contest between an Uncle and his nephew, Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella story and tales of how the moon and the Milky Way came to be. A map, anecdotes of her collecting experience and traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture. Notice in the Salem News-2007 'How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can't thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. With fond regard, Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT'
Space/special requirements: No special requirements, but prefer not to be in a performance space with an extreme amount of echo - for instance, a large gymnasium.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Block booking rates available. Some travel fees apply.
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
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Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 01/28/2011
   
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Performer name: Diane Edgecomb
Phone: 617-522-4335
Mailing address: PO Box 300016
Boston, MA 02130
E-mail address: dedge@livingmyth.com
Website: http://www.livingmyth.com
   
Previous appearances at: William Cottle School, Eastchester, NY (JoEllen Doyle contact person), Lafayette Intermediate School, Waterloo, NY, Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro, NY, Utica Public Library, Utica, NY, Jervis Library, Rome, NY
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 10/19/2017

 

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