Singing and Dancing Through Stories with
Saturday, June 18, 2:15-3 p.m. PDT
Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, California
Sing and dance along with Olga Loya, during this enchanting, interactive storytelling performance!
Celebrate through dancing and singing as you hear folk tales, personal stories and myths. World-renowned storyteller Olga Loya enchants as she relates to her audience, with a show full of surprises—and a few puppets, too!
The culture of Latin America is passed on through personal stories about family and life, stories about community, stories about taking responsibility, stories about building character.
This is a free Summer Reading Game event.
About Olga Loya
Latina storyteller, performance artist, writer and teacher Olga Loya uses a dramatic mix of Spanish and English to share traditional tales from Latin America as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles. Known nationally and described as an “alchemist” who can conjure up images and fill them with life, her shows are bursting with color and passion. Stories inspired by legend and current headlines, reality and dreams, ancient myths and personal experience, healing stories and tales of extraordinary women are shared with imagination and exuberance as Loya uses her voice, body and sometimes music and dance to draw her audience into the imaginative and surprising worlds of the tales she tells.
She has been a featured teller at many festivals including the Guadalajara, Mexico Festival and the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival. Loya has performed and taught workshops at colleges, schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, museums, bookstores, and corporations.