CALENDAR

May
1
Fri
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm
Member $25, Non-member $30
Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with this unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, an event specially crafted for this landscape by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.  The journey pauses by many interesting collections and features Greek, Norse and Native American stories about Daffodils, Lenten Roses, Pan and more… Join us for an enchanting evening walk through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise with this Living Myth event. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater. Sign up early. This event is limited to 30 per performance.

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White Daffodils

May
2
Sat
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm
Member $25, Non-member $30
Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with this unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, an event specially crafted for this landscape by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.  The journey pauses by many interesting collections and features Greek, Norse and Native American stories about Daffodils, Lenten Roses, Pan and more… Join us for an enchanting evening walk through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise with this Living Myth event. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater. Sign up early. This event is limited to 30 per performance.

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White Daffodils

May
6
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, CT
May 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for invited guests at the Pomperaug Woods retirement community in Southbury, CT.

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?
 

May
7
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, CT
May 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for residents at the Pomperaug Woods retirement community in Southbury, CT.

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?
 

May
23
Sat
The Imaginative Voice ~ One-Day Workshop @ South Acton Congregational Church, South Acton, MA
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE

A ONE-DAY MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Saturday, May 23rd from 10am-4pm.

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!
$100 ($75 early bird price until May 1st)

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Location: South Acton Congregational Church, 25 School Street, South Acton, MA

Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

Jun
2
Tue
Storytelling Concert @ Riverside Day Treatment
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane will be returning to Riverside Day Treatment to perform a private event telling stories of nature and the eternal hope of spring.

Jun
19
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: Tree Myths and Songs at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket price will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are now available through the Arnold Arboretum WebsiteHear 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 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: Tree Myths and Songs at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket price will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are now available through the Arnold Arboretum WebsiteHear 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.