Folktale Superheroes!

Superheroes Around the World

What do cultures around the world have in common? Folktale Superheroes!!! Long before the Superheroes of today, people used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about beings with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures the invisible fairy and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest, he saves the other animals from a monster while teaching the audience how to dance, sing and defeat those who abuse their power and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

This entertaining performance is a wonderful adjunct to English language curriculum, celebrating diversity with a multi-cultural storytelling and at the same time showing us how folktale characters and plots have the same themes as today’s superheroes always using their extraordinary powers for the good of all.

“Diane’s skill in movements, mime and voice all provided an indelible variety to her performance. Her storytelling was full of humor and rich characterizations that kept the …children grasping for more and participating to their heart’s content” The Woonsocket Call, Woonsocket, RI