Denise Valentine is a professional storyteller, historical performer, teaching folk artist and cultural arts consultant. Her storytelling performance illustrates the power of story to transcend differences between people, transform negativity and inspire hope.
The storyteller delights audiences with traditional folktales from around the world flavored with colorful people, talking animals, humor, suspense and action; all brought to life with music, movement and a captivating voice. Her performance/workshop, Historytelling, integrates archival research, folk heritage and oral history to demonstrate the role of the expressive cultural arts--stories, music, songs and dance—in sustaining communities.
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* Storytelling is an oral art form
as ancient as the civilizations of the
world, yet, relevant to our time and
* Storytelling motivates reading and
helps to develop listening, language,
visualization and literacy skills. It is
entertainment that provides a means
of transmitting positive values.
* Storytelling forges heart-to-heart ties
between people by encouraging
appreciation of one’s own identity as
well as understanding and
appreciation of the diversity of
people, ideas, and cultural traditions
of the world.
Resources ... Coming Soon!
Book the Storyteller today for:
Schools, Libraries, Museums, Community, Business
· K- 12 Classroom Visits
· K- 12 Assemblies
· 10 - 60 day Arts Residencies
· Teacher/Staff Professional Development
· Workshops and Presentations
· Keynote Speaker
· Inter-generational Workshops
· Family Reunions
· University Performance/Lectures
· Historical Performance/ Reenactments
· Storytelling for Community Engagement
· Storytelling for Truth, Healing and Reconciliation
· Storytelling for Business and Organizations
See My Calendar below for Upcoming Performances!
"Denise Valentine doesn’t so much tell the remarkable story of Henry “Box” Brown, an escaped slave and abolitionist who mailed himself to freedom in 1849, as she sings, chants, and stomps it."
~Kevin Mahnken, HUMANITIES, The magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Upcoming Storytelling Performances, Workshops, Tours
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