Interactive Storytelling

Performances

Angela’s  interactive storytelling performances mostly include original song, mime, mask and dance

GOLDEN HAIR

Family Day, Burnaby B.C.

The story is based on a French Canadian folktale. It is told in a mix of French and English or in English only.

Originally adapted for the stage by Angela and Holly Duff (West Coast Chamber Music). Angela transformed it into an interactive, solo show, also  for inside her NYLON ZOO inflatable castle.

 TERRIBLE MONSTER

 

 This STORY is based on a Chinese legend adapted by Angela. Songs written by Angela as well. Story description: A poor, young woman is on her way to deliver some cakes to her venerable parents. Along the way, she comes across a hungry monster. With the help and generosity of others (children) as well as the resilience of the young woman, she is able to defeat the monster.

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 Halloween event Main Street Business Association 2019

“We had the Ta Daa Lady at our outdoor Halloween event in 2108, the telling the tale of ” Terrible Monster”. 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. 2018

Salmon Story

This interactive story is adapted from a Native legend about the birth of the salmon. An arrogant prince is transformed into an owl by the Spirits of the River (played by the children).

With the love of princess Many Minds,  the prince is given a great gift; he is transformed into a salmon…the wisest of fish.

 

 

 

The long journey Home

Queen’s Park, New West 2019

 

 

 

Interactive stories for Chinese Full Moon Festival

The Ta Daa Lady presented three interactive stories for the Chinese Full Moon Festival  in Richmond B.C 

“Thank  you for another session of great storytelling”. Vanessa Tong-Pitcairn, City Center Community Center Richmond B.C.

 

MNONKEY KING AND GENERAL

Monkey King and other folktales

 Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble with Angela Brown & Gerardo Avila

The tale comes to life in this unique  performance for children and adults, with mime, magic, mask, storytelling, dance and music. The audience is introduced to the Monkey King and other folktales along with Chinese music and instruments – Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (VCME)

“Thank you Angela. It was a pleasure working with you and Gerardo”. Cenk, Artistic Director of  Ensemble, November 25th 2017

 Testimonials

“The moment she stepped on stage, she had the crowd laughing and participating, and the kids couldn’t wait to get their turn on stage with her. It was our great pleasure to work with Angela and to witness her talents storytelling, clowning, singing, and  connecting with an audience. ” Yael Wand, programmer Saltspring Arts Council 2017

 “I had the pleasure of hosting Angela Brown, A.K.A. The Ta Daa Lady At the Fraser Valley Regional Library during Spring Break 2016. Angela entertained over 1,700 people in two weeks. It was ambitious tour schedule and Angela was amazing throughout! She was pleasant and gracious from the onset, during the scheduling process and beyond. Most importantly audiences loved her! People had a great time and there was lots of laughter and participation. Library staff said…”The kids just loved her. They were rolling on the floor with her jokes, and the parents found her entertaining too.  Audiences loved the puppet, props and storytelling used throughout the program. Audiences said they had “so much fun! We enjoyed watching the children participate.” Everyone watching was enthralled. Some kids said “I liked the acting, I liked the snake puppet, I like Puppet Stumpy. I liked helping out.” Truly, she had something for everyone. I was impressed with Angela’s professionalism and her repertoire as a performer. She easily responds to an audience no matter what size or makeup. Angela is a consummate performer I highly recommend her to other organizations.” Christine Conroy Former  administer FVL Administration Branch, 2016

“Angela Brown  is a multi disciplinary artist who has been an Artist in Residence with the Vancouver School District for the past 4 years. Angela is one of our most versatile and creative artists with incredible skills in dance, storytelling and Visual Arts“. Carolyn Sullivan, Coordinator of Artist in Residence Program Vancouver B.C. 2018

*The Ta Daa Lady was the highlight of our event! She is hilarious, very engaging and the kids (and parents!) were captivated by her well-rounded performance. We loved how she integrates environmental awareness and connectedness messaging through her songs and show! It was awesome to discover such a great artist!* Corinne Cote, Program Coordinator Earthwise Society, Delta B.C. 2017

“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  scgrant@surrey.ca,www.spl.surrey.bc.ca

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.