The Long Journey Home
This interactive story is based on a Chinese Folktale about a young woman travels a long and dusty road to deliver some cakes to her parents. She is stopped by a monster who demands that she give him her cakes. With her courage and with the help of passerbys, she is able to defeat the monster.
“We had the Ta Daa Lady at our outdoor Halloween event in 2108, the telling the tale of ” The Long Journey Home”. The kids engaged right away with Stumpy the Puppet, and they were completely involved in the story. They came onstage to be different characters and the Ta Daa Lady supplied costumes as well. Parents were smiling all the way through! Angela’s ability to engage children is a wonder to watch. Her sincerity and the way she tells her stories engenders trust from her audience and her story supported concepts of helping and caring about others. I worked with Angela in the late 90’s as part of a Vancouver Parks and Recreation program, Bandwagon, she was and still is a very gifted and professional performer. I was so glad to reconnect with her these many years down the road!” Meghan Munro, Office Administrator & Member Coordinator, Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area, Vancouver 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.
Where it all Began
This interactive story is about the birth of the salmon.
STORY An arrogant prince is transformed into an owl by the Spirit of the River. Because of the love of a princess called Many Minds because she could never make up her minds, he is given a great gift and he is transformed into a salmon…the wisest of fish.
Ta Daa’s interactive storytelling performances can include: interactive dancing, original songs, mime, mask and puppets
Family Day, Burnaby B.C.
‘Golden Hair’ is based on a French Canadian folktale, told in a mix of French and English or in English only. At the end of this performance, Angela presented an interactive Renaissance dance for the whole audience.
Interactive stories for Chinese Full Moon Festival, Richmond B.C.
Thank you for another session of great storytelling”.
Vanessa Tong-Pitcairn, City Center Community Center Richmond B.C.
This night-time, interactive event is perfect entertainment for the whole family. It is a magical story about a lonely moth searching for friends. She is helped out by the Magic Warlock (Victor Smith). Half way through, the audience is invited to come inside the dome to help animate the shadow puppets.
The storytelling is animated with original music by the versatile and talented Victor.
This performance of ‘Meteor Watch’ has been sponsored by Metro Vancouver in Aldergrove Regional Park each September since 2017 (except during Covid) .