Golden Hair

Golden Hair

Interactive Storytelling, song, puppets, dance and interaction

The above performance of Golden Hair took place at Whistler B.C. at Maury Young Art Centre for New Year’s Eve 2014. Photo by Tom Tasse. The story is based on a French Canadian folktale.

It is told in a mix of French and English or in English only.

It was originally adapted for the stage by Angela and Holly Duff (West Coast Chamber Music). Angela has transformed it into a highly interactive, solo show for stage, workshops and for inside her inflatable castle as part of the Nylon Zoo.


“You had a great audience and everyone enjoyed your show. I like the combination of storytelling, puppets, music and dance, you did it all!” Andrew Hildred, Museum Programs Coordinator, Burnaby Village Museum B. C.

“Again….I love your storytelling!  Can’t wait to see you again! From one storyteller to another.”  Susan Andrews, Guildford Public Library, Surrey B.C.


“Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful stories! Surrey families were treated to such a great performance. Susan said the audience was spellbound. Thanks from Surrey Public Library!” Sara Grant, Manager of Youth Services, Surrey Public Library,


“Angela was a storyteller at Multnomah County Library for our storytelling festival. She has a knack for bringing out the best in her audiences. Her stories were interactive. She brought up children from the audience to help tell the stories. This resulted in a very charming performance. Angela is a dynamic performer who is comfortable telling to listeners of all ages. Angela incorporates acting, clown, mine, dance and song into her performance. She has a great sense of timing and a lovely singing voice. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” Alison Kastner, Hollywood branch library, Portland Oregon


 Surrey Children’s Festival, Surrey B.C.

Golden Hair for young children

This July 2013 and 2014, I offered a performance/workshop at a summer camp put on by Cathy Carlin at Carnavon Preschool Vancouver B.C.. The children are 5 and 6 year olds. The theme of the camp was in the flavor of the Renaissance with Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses.

After the story we all went outside where we gathered in a procession and to the music of the Pavane, we promenaded around in a circle then bowed and curtseyed. To end, the children learned two simple Renaissance dances, a Circle Dance  and a Brawle.

This video is from West Coast Chamber’s production  of “Golden Hair” which was performed at a Vancouver elementary school. To precede the storytelling portion of the show, I performed a dance/mime piece based on Commedia del’Arte characters; Harlequin and Pantaloon.