Folktale Superheroes!

Superheroes Around the World

Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales and songs. From Anansi, the African Spider God who has web-spinning adventures like Spiderman, to the Lord of the Cranes from China who gives to the poor like Robin Hood, cultures around the world have delighted in stories about right triumphing over wrong. Ninja Turtles stand back! Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon has dramatic adventures too. He saves all the rainforest animals from a one-eyed, four-armed monster all the while teaching the audience how to sing a joyful song. The Superheroes of today are based on folkloric characters from long ago. Enjoy entertaining folktales about our earliest Superheroes who use 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

A note to Elementary School Teachers: This entertaining performance is a wonderful adjunct to English language curriculum, celebrating diversity while illustrating how folkloric characters and plots have the same themes as today’s superhero adventures.