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CRAFTING YOUR VOICE

THROUGH STORY & DANCE

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My Journal My Journey

 

A portion of the proceeds from this book have been donated to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – 1 million free books are mailed to children monthly.

 

Your journal is your sacred place. Here you can capture and foster your most creative thoughts and inspired ideas. 215 of the finest minds and biggest hearts in the world of empowerment come together in this book to encourage you daily to realize your greatest vision.

 

My Journey My Journal — the most recent in the series of #1 International Best-Selling books from Expert Insights Publishing — is an incredible wellspring for readers looking for daily support and encouragement to achieve business and personal success in today’s unpredictable world. There is so much power in the written word. Capture yours here for your personal enrichment, and share this journal with others to encourage their greatness.

 

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Break Out Storytelling  E-book

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An Experiential guide to telling a story!

 

Join Grace on a creative journey into the realm and the artistry of story development. Using the introductory example of a folktale, Grace provides the structural framework for crafting stories orally. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of story development and is followed by a series of exercises. Each of these exercises are specifically designed to further assist you in experiencing the art of developing stories. Discover the power of story and the richness of your unique voice in the art of storytelling and story development, be it folkloric or original.

 

While the emphasis of this book is on oral tradition, it's structure and format can easily be adapted for literary development.

OUR STORY

Using her original choreography Andrea Nightingale joins Storyteller Grace Wolbrink in combining storytelling and dance.

 

Grace and Andrea are  the dynamic duo that makeup Storyographers. The storyteller also known as Mom and the Dancer also known as daughter share their love of stories and dance in new and empowering ways. Come join the story.

GENERATING STORY IDEAS

TO MAKE A EVERY VOICE SHINE

“I am thrilled to have Grace Wolbrink as a part of my program. She has a very diverse repertoire and that makes it possible for us to illustrate a number of different themes in a variety of ways. Her enthusiasm keeps the kids engaged and energized.  She truly understands the value of what she does, which elevates her program from light entertainment to an exciting educational experience.” –

 

Dana Currie - Program Facilitator, Grand Rapids Art Museum

MEET US!

GRACE WOLBRINK - STORYTELLER

Residing far below Michigan's Mackinaw Bridge, Grace delights audiences of all ages with her modernization and vivid retelling of traditional folktales, original stories and historical tales.

 

Whether her stories are in oral or in literary form, Grace captures and propels forward the captivating realism of story’s compelling journey.

 

Through her personal journey into the world of storytelling, Grace came to realize the stories we tell are a part of us. A part of who we are as unique individuals, immersed in the reality of our own lives. It was not, as she had previously thought, the memorization of someone else's, literary, or written words. The true power of story lies in the unique expression and artistry of one's own voice.

 

Grace invites you, to join her, on an engaging journey into the realm of story's vivid realism and adventurous unfolding. For in story, as in life, its characters are as outlandishly adventurous, deviously mischievous and outrageously zany as any of us truly are.

ANDREA NIGHTINGALE - CHOREOGRAPHER

 

Andrea Nightingale is the Artistic Director and Choreographer with Storyographers’ Storytelling and Dance Collaborative; the Former Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer with Grand Rapids Dance Ensemble; and the Lead Arts and Humanities Specialist at the David D. Hunting YMCA, Grand Rapids, MI. With 15 plus years of ballet and creative movement dance instruction Andrea continues to teach at local dance studios and at the Cook Arts Center through the Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities Counsel.

 

Currently, Andrea is studying to be a 4th generation, Isadora Duncan Dancer at The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, IL under the direction of Jennifer Sprowl, a 3rd generation Isadora Duncan Dancer and Dance Teacher. She is also a dance instructor at area dance studios.

 

Andrea’s performing arts background includes being a featured dancer with D’Shire Dance Collective, Duncan Dance Chicago, GR Dance Ensemble, and Dance in the Annex.

AINDREAS NIGHTINGALE - DANCER/DRUMMER

 

He is currently studying ballet and djmbe. More coming soon.

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616-299-9698

ADDRESS

Grand Rapids, MI

EMAIL

gracetales@gmail.com

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