When: Thursday, December 16th at 4PM
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Motoko, an award-winning storyteller, will present stories and folktales from Asia for kids of all ages on Zoom. Humorous and wise stories with songs, movement, and lots of audience participation are designed to enrich children’s lives and cultural understandings.
Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller Motoko regales family audiences with fun and engaging folktales from Asia. The performance will start with Motoko’s original song titled Keep Each Other Safe, a message to all children in the pandemic. She will tell a humorous Japanese tale about sumo wrestling, a Chinese fable about Lunar New Year, and a wisdom tale from Old Korea. She will then demonstrate a simple origami activity and answer questions from the audience.
The recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award, Motoko has enchanted audiences of every age since 1993. She trained with master mime Tony Montanaro (1927-2002) and renowned Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Ellis. Motoko’s repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, ghost stories, mime vignettes, as well as oral memoirs from her childhood in Osaka and her life as an immigrant in the U.S.
Motoko has appeared on PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and toured Miyazaki, Japan, as part of CarnegieKids in Miyazaki Project, sponsored by Carnegie Hall.
Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. You will receive the link about 24 hours before the program.