April 13-25, 2008 Trip to China
I traveled with nine other storytellers to China to learn about storytelling in China. A special treat for me was that my daughter who is an Accupuncturist and storyteller in her own right came with me.
We visited Beijing, Guizhou Province, and Shanghai. While there we met with folklorists, professors of folklore, a publishing company, and community storytellers, attended a Dixi Opera, The Legend of Kungfu, and The Chinese Acrobatic Show.
Dancing at the Jin Xian Qiao Community, Beijing
With an Elder at the Qingyan Ancient Town, Guizhou Province
Beautiful Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
As well we visited three different schools, went on sight seeing tours, and did some shopping.
Eager children at Primary School in Changjiao Village.
The National Storytelling Network
and People to People Ambassadors.