CALENDAR

Jan
29
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
5
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
9
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Carlisle Garden Club at the Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain perform The Language of Flowers for the Carlisle Garden Club at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

This musical storytelling centers on some of our favorite flowers and on the secret language that once belonged to them. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose tells the story of the origin of the rose using unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece. The performance is woven through with favorite love songs from many lands including La Vie En Rose. Interludes on harp and Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady round out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World? Expect to laugh, to be moved and to leave your cares behind.

 

 

Feb
12
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
25
Wed
One Thousand Doorways @ Brownell Public Library, Little Compton, RI
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane performs One Thousand Doorways at Brownell Public Library in Little Compton, RI. This event is free and open to the public!

One Thousand Doorways

IMG_1263A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of one woman’s journey through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

 

Mar
3
Tue
Language of Flowers @ Groton Garden Club, Groton, MA
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for the Groton Garden Club at the Groton Grange. This event is for the Garden Club only, but if you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

The Language of Flowers
This musical storytelling centers on some of our favorite flowers and on the secret language that once belonged to them. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia, Greece and beyond with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower. This story is woven through with favorite love songs from many lands including La Vie En Rose. Interludes on harp and Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?
 

Mar
11
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Studio, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Dancing Tree Studio, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
17
Tue
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Holliston Public Library, Holliston, MA
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain

There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washinDianeEdgecombAccompaniedByMargotChamberlain-PhotoByStephenCicco-ForWebg his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in style with this captivating event.

Storyteller Wows Millicent Crowd: “Unfolded with zest and humor, the story captivated the audience which scarcely moved in the course of its telling. Proof, if any such were needed, that storytelling is as vital as ever, and is in good company in the presence of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain.” ~ The Advocate, Fairhaven, MA

Mar
18
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Studio, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Dancing Tree Studio, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
21
Sat
Welcome in the Spring @ Cambridge Winter Farmer's Market, Cambridge, MA
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring at the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING! This show is fun for all ages, and will be a great addition to your farmer’s market trip. Fit a lovely, interactive nature show along with great local goodies into your produce bag!

Farmer's MarketLast year, when Diane told these Spring stories at this Farmer’s Market, she received the MOST delicious local goods as barter for her telling… Fresh jams, Rainbow Carrots, Blue Potatoes, Pork Sausage from a home farm, Crusty Herb Bread, Homemade Feta Cheese, Organic Microgreens, Duck Confit-Ginger and Shitake ravioli!!!!! AND MORE! It was a great day!

 

Mar
25
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Studio, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Dancing Tree Studio, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
1
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Studio, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Dancing Tree Studio, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
8
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Studio, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Dancing Tree Studio, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
12
Sun
One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey @ Bemis Hall, Lincoln, MA
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Diane performs One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road in Lincoln, MA. This performance, organized by the Lincoln Council on Aging, is free and open to the public. It is suggested for adults and a general audience middle school age and older.

One Thousand Doorways description:
A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of her journey through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories.

This solo performance based on true events, sheds light on the Kurds’ struggles and their ancient culture.

Jun
19
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: Tree Myths and Songs from around the world at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket price will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets will soon be available through the Arnold Arboretum Calendar page. To be notified when tickets go on sale please sign up for our email newsletter in the top left column of the calendar page!   Hear an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Visitor’s Building, 125 the Arborway and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. As twilight descends the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

Jun
20
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: Tree Myths and Songs from around the world at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket price will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets will soon be available through the Arnold Arboretum Calendar page. To be notified when tickets go on sale please sign up for our email newsletter in the top left column of the calendar page!   Hear an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Visitor’s Building, 125 the Arborway and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. As twilight descends the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

Jul
29
Wed
Flora’s Holiday @ Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Historic Strawberry Banke Museum

Diane and Margot perform Flora’s Holiday for the Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit, at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.  Open to a family audience ages eight and up. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

Flora’s Holiday!

rose - salmon elizabeth park by Ginny MazurFlora’s Holiday! is a story and music excursion into the multicultural tales that surround trees, flowers and herbs. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower.  The performance also features a rich harp medley of flower related tunes from around the world. See favorite garden plants revealed in a delightful new way. Expect to laugh, to be moved, to leave your cares behind.

“I want to thank you for bringing your performance to our Wellfleet Gardeners meeting. Your music and storytelling were beautifully done and everyone enjoyed your presentation. I loved the storytelling and was happy to know that other people responded in a similar way. Thanks and we all hope to see you again.” – Judith Dalmas, President, Wellfleet Gardeners.